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Connie Fondow completed the 14.7-mile bike ride for 2nd Time Around, which finished second in the Women's Relay Division of last Saturday's Lakes to Pines Triathlon.

Lewis, Moeckel defend titles in Lakes to Pines Triathlon

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Park Rapids Enterprise
Lewis, Moeckel defend titles in Lakes to Pines Triathlon
Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

  Nevis’ David Lewis and Moorhead’s Marie Moeckel defended their titles at Saturday’s 6th annual Lakes to Pines Triathlon.

     Lewis completed the 500-yard swim in 7:51, the 14.7-mile bike ride in 36:59 and the 5K run in 18:37 with 1:08 in transition time to capture the men’s title in 1:04:35 while Moeckel completed the swim in 10:35, the bike ride in 43:44 and the 5K run in 24:55 with 1:28 in transition time for a time of 1:20:42 to repeat as the women’s champion.

     Claiming age division titles for the men were Jedidiah Smith of Brainerd (19-under), Justin Tellinghuisen of Fargo (20-24), Matthew Radniecki of Brainerd (25-29), Mick Bakker of Anchorage, AK (30-34), Lewis (35-39), Woody Leindecker of Bemidji (40-44), Jay Jorgenson of Osage (45-49), Lyle Goebel of Minnetonka (50-54), Terry Brandt of Plymouth (55-59), Neil King of Nevis (60-64) and Rick Hans of Brainerd (65-69).

     In the women’s division, age winners were Amanda Dickinson of Brainerd (25-29), Moeckel (30-34), Sandra Heegard of Park Rapids (35-39), Julie Wilson of Moorhead (50-54) and Betty Larsen of Park Rapids (60-64).

     A total of 49 individuals and 10 relay teams competed in this year’s event, which is a fundraiser for the Park Rapids Swim Boosters.

MEN’S DIVISION

Overall winner: David Lewis, Nevis, 1:04:35.

19-under: 1, Jedidiah Smith, Brainerd, 1:11:56. 2, Nate Anderson, Bemidji, 1:19:56. 3, Jack Hennen, Cambridge, 1:28:14. 4, Matthew Benson, Park Rapids, 1:29:42.

20-24: 1, Justin Tellinghuisen, Fargo, 1:10:41.

25-29: 1, Matthew Radniecki, Brainerd, 1:07:00. 2, Dan Rasmussen, Minneapolis, 1:15:27. 3, Jeff Moser, Coon Rapids, 1:22:26. 4, Nicholas Richter, Nevis, 1:24:19. 5, Joe Haskins, Mayer, 1:38:30.

30-34: 1, Mick  Bakker, Anchorage, AK, 1:05:39. 2, Dave Thomes, Brainerd, 1:09:27. 3, Matthew Dickinson, Brainerd, 1:11:04. 4, Eric Strom, Akeley, 1:54:31.

35-39: 1, David Lewis, Nevis, 1:04:35. 2, Matthew Backmann, Park Rapids, 1:05:53. 3, Dan McKeon, Bemidji, 1:12:31. 4, Brian Ahart, Park Rapids, 1:32:28.

40-44: 1, Woody Leindecker, Bemidji, 1:14:30.

45-49: 1, Jay Jorgenson, Osage, 1:07:00. 2, David Bjorklund, Park Rapids, 1:11:17.

50-54: 1, Lyle Goebel, Minnetonka, 1:17:16. 2, Dennis Hetland, Fargo, 1:18:12.

55-59: 1, Terry Brandt, Plymouth, 1:24:05.

60-64: 1, Neil King, Nevis, 1:09:16. 2, Mark Hagen, Fargo, 1:28:01. 3, Don Gytri, Park Rapids, 1:38:03.

65-69: 1, Rick Hans, Brainerd, 1:29:19. 2, Maurice Spangler, Park Rapids, 1:47:30.

WOMEN’S DIVISION

Overall winner: Marie Moeckel, Moorhead, 1:20:42.

25-29: 1, Amanda Dickinson, Brainerd, 1:28:35. 2, Megan Lichter-Curry, Johnston, IA, 1:49:49. 3, Erin Lichter, Lincoln, NE, 2:04:15.

30-34: 1, Marie Moeckel, Moorhead, 1:20:42. 2, Lindsey Leker, Moorhead, 1:24:28. 3, Andi Sorvig, St. Hilarie, 1:25:56. 4, Christine Steffen, Minneapolis, 2:03:16.

35-39: 1, Sandra Heegard, Park Rapids, 1:22:12. 2, Sarah Allen, Detroit Lakes, 1:28:25. 3, Kristen Lund, Park Rapids, 1:34:04. 4, Noelle Kujitunen-Johnson, Nevis, 1:35:11. 5, Sarah Leschinsky, Maple Grove, 1:44:05. 6, Heidi Gregoire, Moorhead, 1:45:07. 7, Nancy Lewis, Nevis, 1:46:14. 8, Brandi Backmann, Park Rapids, 1:48:04.

50-54: 1, Julie Wilson, Moorhead, 1:33:07. 2, Lisa Peterson, Minneapolis, 1:33:22. 3, Gabriele Zanutto, Park Rapids, 1:40:35.

60-64: 1, Betty Larsen, Park Rapids, 2:09:47.

MALE RELAY DIVISION

1, Shift Happens, Park Rapids (Tyler Breitweser, Tristan Breitweser, Aaron Hamblin), 1:35:42.

FEMALE RELAY DIVISION

1, Fritze, Palmer, Ward, Park Rapids (Paige Fritze, Regan Palmer, Julia Ward), 1:22:48. 2, 2nd Time Around, Park Rapids (Seri Erickson, Connie Fondow, Jodi Erickson), 1:24:09. 3, Team Grimes, Park Rapids (Megan Grimes, Megan Grimes, Anna Grimes), 1:34.45. 4, Ark Three by Three, Park Rapids (Mia Long, Allison Edgerton, Laura Carson), 1:37:22.

CO-ED RELAY DIVISION

1, Espresso 34, Long Prairie (Thomas Pahl, Elizabeth Pahl, Thomas Pahl), 1:15:33. 2, HEKAKA, Park Rapids (Sarah Kaufenberg, Rodney Helm, Matthew Kaufenberg), 1:16:56. 3, The Beasers, Osage (Connor Byer, Jane Klotz, Joe Martin), 1:38:51. 4, Tri Hardest, Nevis (Alyza Edevold, Dillon Schroeder, Heidi Lageson), 1:38:53. 5, Tri To Beat Marie, Moorhead (Corbin Moeckel, Grant Moeckel, Camille Niemi), 1:41:21. 6, Asphalt Airheads, Park Rapids (Gail Haller, Ron Carnell, Judy Klotz), 2:08:06.

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