Tuesday, May 26, 2009

PR results at the Capitol of Texas Triathlon

The picture says it all about the performances Monday. What an amazing day! Every athlete who competed for IconOne either stood on the podium and/or set a very significant PR. Congrats to the Champion in each of you.

complete results
Sprint Distance - Podium Sweep!
Keith Yoho - 1st OVERALL athlete. He will represent the USA at the World Championships in Gold Coast, Australia September 13th, 2009.
Daniel Vertiz - 2nd OVERALL athlete by only :01 and fastest 5k run split.
Hunter Overly - 3rd OVERALL athlete and completed the red, white, and blue IconOne podium.
Alexandra Weber - 1st overall female and 6th OVERALL athlete. She also represent the USA at the World Championships in Australia.
Audrey Manchester - 1st AG <14. Definitely a very strong performance.
Savana Overly - 3rd AG <14. Way to hang tough after the challenge of T2
Jennifer Kennedy - 2nd AG 30-34 in only her 2nd triathlon!
Mike Overly - 5th AG 50-54. Fantastic race.
Sandy Overly - 5th AG 45-50. She represented her ladies team of Multisport Maniacs very well. Good Job!

Olympic Distance
Mark Saroni 13th in the Invitational wave. Compared to 2008 he went 2x the distance with faster splits.
Shirley Gonzalez 14th AG 35-39. She set a PR by 10min and was the 6th fastest bike split of the day.
Shelley Probber 10th AG 50-54. She also set a PR by 9min. The old PR was set in 2006 proving you can get faster at any age!
Tammie Manchester 1st Athena achieving the goal she set out to accomplish.

First Tri
Mason Riley - 13th OVERALL at the age of 12!
John Riley
- He doesn't want comment but did say he is ready for a new bike:-). Gotta love it!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

2009 PanAmerican Championships

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
IconOne Athletes represented the United States very well this past weekend. Alexandra Weber, Ben Steavenson, and Keith Yoho all traveled for the first Junior Elite International event of the season.

The morning was very windy with air temps in the low 60s. The Jr. Elite Women were first and Alex stepped onto the pontoon ready for a great day. She finished 12th with a fantastic run.
Jr. Elite Women Results. Her next event will be this weekend at the Capitol of Texas World Qualifier.

Shortly, the men took to the pontoon. Ben & Keith dove off into the murky water. The swim was a bit of a disappointment for both but Ben worked his way up the field with a strong bike/run for 21st. Keith did fantastic in his first triathlon in 1.5yrs, his first ever draft legal event which just happen to be an international championship! Not bad for the former swimmer.
Jr. Elite Men Results

All 3 are looking forward to upcoming races and continued improvement this season.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Athletes given All-American Honors

CONGRATULATIONS to all IconOne athletes who have been honored by USA Triathlon for the accomplishments during the 2008 season.
I was on the plane reading my latest issue of Triathlon Life magazine and psyched for a great weekend of racing at the PanAmerican Champs. Suddenly I was distracted by the accumulation of outstanding achievements by IconOne athletes published from last year. The feats of 2008 deserve their own Blog post and an expression of my pride and gratitude for their contribution to the team and to the sport. To all those reading this, these athletes are outstanding individuals on and off of the course. It is my absolute pleasure to support each of them.

Kate Ross
  • All-American Junior Elite and 2008 Junior Elite Female Athlete of the Year
  • All American Age-Group W18-19
Ben Steavenson
  • All American and 2008 Junior Male Athlete of the Year

Mark Saroni

  • All American Age Group M18-19

Hunter Overly

  • All American Age Group M15 & Under

Daniel Vertiz

  • All American Age Group M15 & Under
Kailand Cosgrove
  • Honorable Mention Age-Group 18-19

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Weekend Race Report May 10, 2009

I hope all Mother's Have a wonderful, blessed day!
We had a great day of racing at the Rookie Triathlon.
Carl Hutcherson completed his first triathlon and we are especially proud that he lost 60lbs enroute to this remarkable achievement. Way to go!
Hunter Overly mixed it up with the Pro/Elites male & females and finished 16th in a very competitive field. Fantastic for only being 16yrs!
Savana Overly smashed her goal of breaking an hour and finished 3rd <19>
Mike Overly finished 5th AG50-54
Sandy Overly finished 2nd AG 45-49 and her women's team of Multisport Maniacs showed what a fantastic coach she is!
Even Closer to home, Shirley Gonzales is showing great form and finished in the pack at the University Oaks Crit. She was racing the Men's Cat5s!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Weekend Race Report May 3, 2009

Coldsprings Road Race
Keith Yoho made a great introductory appearance at the finishing 3rd among the Cat5 field.

Skeese Greets Women's Triathlon
Jen Kennedy completed her first tri by finishing 4th AG 30-34. She had the fastest swim time of the day and rocked the transitions.
Shirley Gonzales took a minute off of her bike AND run splits to finish 5th in the AG 35-39.

CB&I Triathlon
Audrey Manchester convincingly won the U19 division and was 13th women's overall.

Vancouver Marathon
Shelley Probber ran a PR but didn't qualify for Boston. Bummer