Several Utahns had outstanding performances in the Las Vegas Challenge National Triathlon Championships held this past Saturday.
The championships, part of the United States Triathlon Series, are run at Olympic distance: a 1.5K swim, 40K bicycle race and a 10K run.Top Utah finishers were: 17 and under men - Erin Olsen, 3rd; Mike Fowler, 7th; Mike Hales, 8th. 18-20 men - Jeff Paulsen, 3rd. 35-39 men - Doug White, 4th; Gary Jolly, 9th.
On the women's side: 25-29 women - Melanie H. Loomis, 1st; Betsy Spiegel, 2nd; 30-34 women - Shannon Kipp, 5th; 40-44 women - Joe Gorrucio, 1st.