Kimberly Pancoast wins third straight Seafair triathlon | NW Briefs
Kimberly Pancoast of Kirkland won her third straight women's championship and Eddie Switaj of Mercer Island was the men's winner at the 12th annual Seafair Triathlon.
Kimberly Pancoast of Kirkland won her third straight women's championship and Eddie Switaj of Mercer Island was the men's winner at the 12th annual Seafair Triathlon at Seward Park on Sunday.
Pancoast completed the Olympic Challenge 1-mile swim, 20-mile bike ride and 10-kilometer run in 1 hour, 58 minutes, 22 seconds. Runner-up Stacia McInnes of Bellevue was nearly eight minutes behind.
Switaj won in 1:47:03, more than a minute ahead of second-place Aaron Scheidies of Seattle.
In the shorter Sprint Distance events (half-mile swim, 12-mile bike ride, 5K run), the winners were Annie Warner of Nine Mile Falls, Idaho, and Mark Doane of Ruston, Pierce County.
Nearly 1,800 competitors participated.
• Lynn Williams scored in the 63rd minute, giving the Pali Blues a 1-0 victory over the Sounders Women in Palisades, Calif., for the W-League Western Conference championship. Pali will be joined in the league semifinals Friday in Ottawa by D.C. United, Ottawa and Quebec City.
• Washington golfers Jennifer Yang and Sadena Parks qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur next month in Cleveland. Parks shot 68 to win her sectional in Scottsdale, Ariz. Yang shot 74 to tie for second in a qualifying tournament in Parker, Colo.