Over 70 students representing 10 schools as well as several home-schooled students, came out on Saturday, April 15, to the 11th Annual Rotary Sunrise Kids Triathlon.
Conditions were perfect for the event, with calm seas and sunny skies. The entrants were divided into age groups 5-8, 9-11, and 12-15. Each group then swam, biked, and ran the racecourse at Magen’s Bay. There were individuals who participated in all three legs as well as relay teams.
To an enthusiastic crowd of parents, siblings, volunteers and friends who cheered on the participants, every child was a winner as they showed perseverance to the finish line. The top three finishers received “Gold,” “Silver,” and “Bronze” medals. In other awards, monetary prizes will be awarded to the athletic department for schools with the most participants. The leader in this category was Antilles School with 21 students, followed by 14 homeschooled students and Addelita Cancryn Jr High School with 12 students. It was noted at the awards that two-person girls’ teams seemed to come in ahead of the three-person boys’ teams. Adrianna Gumbs and Sage Ceasar won the relay in the 5-8 group and Regan Uszenski and Avery Pearsall successfully defended their win in the 9-11 group in the 10th Kids Triathlon with a win in the 11th.
5 – 8 Year Old Group
1st – Emmanuel George – Joseph Sibilly Elementary School
2nd – Matias Mejias – Antilles School
3rd – Sawyer Shanklin – VI Montessori School & Peter Gruber International Academy
1st – Adrianna Gumbs and Sage Ceasar
– Antilles School and VI Montessori School & Peter Gruber International Academy
2nd – J’Lan Smith, Leigend Beres Esprit-Lewis and Eshanel Lenhardt
– Ulla F. Muller Elementary School
3rd – Mica Haddox, Perry Pittaluga, Isla Edwards
– Home School and VI Montessori School & Peter Gruber International Academy
9 – 11 Year Old Group
1st – Finn Hodgins – Homeschool
2nd – Le Juan van Beverhoudt – Memorial Moravian School
3rd – Bennert Auchicloss – All Saints Cathedral School
1st – Regan Uszenski, Avery Pearsall – Antilles School and Homeschool
2nd – Kadmiel Warrell, Maxwell Nichols and Jacob Kalloo – Antilles School and Gomez Elementary School
3rd – Greer Scholes, Edward Uszenski and Jackson Lowe – Antilles School
12 – 15 Year Old Group
1st – Juelz Hood – Homeschool
2nd – Keanie Hood – Homeschool
1st – Isaiah Dupigny, Jean–Wilson Joseph and Traie Merrifield – Addelita Cancryn Jr High School
2nd – Allijson Monsanto, Jaylen Maloon and Cameera O’Neal – Addelita Cancryn Jr High School
Rotary Club Sunrise thanks Liberty Mobile, Magens Bay Authority, Custom Builders, and all the many volunteers who made this event possible.