Winchester 4th in triathlon

Winchester 4th in triathlon

July 13th, 2009 by Staff Report in Sports

Corbin, Ky., native Tony White was the overall winner of the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon on Sunday with a time of 1 hour, 57 minutes, 36 seconds for the 1.5-kilometer swim, 42k bike ride and 10k run.

Chattanooga's Zach Winchester was fourth in 2:02:26.

The 24-year-old White, who just finished two years of health promotion graduate studies at the University of Kentucky, was the top amateur in the Chattanooga event last year. He began doing triathlons five years ago.

Eric Bell of Knoxville, 30, who won the International Triathlon Union championship last year in Vancouver, B.C., was second Saturday in 1:58:04. Atlanta's Jason Schott, the 2008 national 35-39 age group winner, was five seconds ahead of Winchester, and Daniel Moss of Simpsonville, S.C., was fifth in 2:03:34.

Gail Kattouf was the top female finisher, posting a time of 2:19:33 that was less than a minute better than Seeley Gutierrez's mark of 2:20:01, Brooke Tvermoes, Tina Eakin and Becky Keller were third through fifth.

Barry Knight and Katherine Tindol were the masters winners in 2:05:46 and 2:23:35.

Alex Woodard in 2:04:54 and Becky Keller in 2:22:16 were the pro elite victors.

With White earning the overall honor, Baylor graduate Cameron Bean won the men's 20-24 age group in 2:12:31.