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Sheriff James R. Metts
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70 Children Participate in Youth Triathlon


A total of 70 children participated in the third annual Timberlake Youth Triathlon that Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputies conducted in partnership with Timberlake Plantation Owners Association and Timberlake Country Club on Saturday, August 24 at Timberlake Country Club, 222 Timberlake Drive, Chapin.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said 70 children who were between the ages of 3 and 12 participated in the Youth Triathlon. All proceeds from the event will benefit WE CARE Center, which provides food and other assistance for persons who are in need of assistance in the Chapin, Little Mountain, Peak, Pomaria and Prosperity communities.

Chapin Resident Deputy Kevin Smith coordinated the participation of the Sheriff’s Department in the Timberlake Youth Triathlon, Metts said.

During the triathlon, children ages 5 and younger swam for 10 meters, rode a bicycle for one-quarter of a mile and ran for 100 yards, Metts said. Children ages 6 and 7 swam for 25 meters, rode a bicycle for one mile and ran for three-quarters of one mile. Children ages 8 and 9 swam for 50 meters, rode a bicycle for three miles and ran for three-quarters of one mile.

During the triathlon, children ages 10 and 11 swam for 100 meters, rode a bicycle for three miles and ran for three-quarters of one mile, Metts said. Children who are age 12 swam for 150 meters, rode a bicycle for three miles and ran for three-quarters of one mile.

Metts said awards were presented to the following children:

Girls who were ages 6 and 7: Leah Barnhill placed first, with a time of 10:44. Carly First placed second, with a time of 11:18. Lauren Black placed third, with a time of 11:32.

Boys who were ages 6 and 7: Canyon Floyd placed first, with a time of 9:53. Evan Brown placed second, with a time of 12:02. Logan Watchinski placed third, with a time of 12:31.

Girls who were ages 8 and 9: Mary Evans placed first, with a time of 24:02. Jesma Evans placed second, with a time of 24:30. Emily Federico placed third, with a time of 26:44.

Boys who were ages 8 and 9: Colby First placed first, with a time of 20:50. Wesley Black placed second, with a time of 21:49. Seth Shealy placed third, with a time of 22:55.

Girls who were ages 10 and 11: Katerina Hendrix placed first, with a time of 23:22. Mercedes Dubberly placed second, with a time of 26:11. Ashley Noller placed third, with a time of 27:26.

Boys who were ages 10 and 11: David Ziehl placed first, with a time of 21:34. Zane McDaniel placed second, with a time of 21:45. Joe Gentry placed third, with a time of 22:36.

Girls who were age 12: Madeleine Maylath placed first, with a time of 26:31. Michael Epting placed second, with a time of 26:43. Emma Fabry placed third, with a time of 28:20.

Boys who were age 12: Paul Summerford placed first, with a time of 21:50. Ben Hawkins placed second, with a time of 23:21. Paul Dubberly placed third, with a time of 25:00.

The Timberlake Youth Triathlon was sponsored by Timberlake Plantation Owners Association, Timberlake Country Club, Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, Gallup & Gallup, Green Earth Lawn Service, Harrell & Associates, P.A., Clark’s Termite and Pest Control, Dr. Pepper/Snapple, Palmetto Health, Palmetto Graphix, REMAX Real Estate Chapin, Chapin Eye Care Center, O’Leary Orthodontics, Midlands Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Capt. Lee Marshall, The Lake Murray Specialists (Kit and Johnny Oswald), Chapin Dental Associates, RoseMarie and Gary Schmedding, Aun and McKay, State Sen. Ronnie Cromer and Bi-Lo in Chapin, Metts said.

The Timberlake Youth Triathlon reflects the Sheriff’s Department mission of providing professional law enforcement services that enhance the quality of life for all people in Lexington County, Metts said.



 


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