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 Jacque Smith, Director of Public Relations

Sept. 14, 2005

Triathlon awakens the spirit

Sirak James clears the finish line.

 LINCOLN—What kind of spirit brings Union College students and staff to an empty parking lot at 8:30 a.m. on a Sunday to swim 0.4 km in cold lake water, bike 10 km and run 5 km?
        “There’s this energy, this aura,” said Walter Anderson as people stretched, mingled and prepared for the Collegiate Adventist for Better Living (CABL) Triathlon on Sept. 11, 2005, at the Branched Oak Recreation Area in Raymond. Anderson went on to complete the race two minutes before any other of the 31 individuals or 13 teams crossed the finish line.
        This student-led annual event is growing. Last year there were 25 individuals and 12 teams. Jamie Herra, the CABL director, said, “The purpose was to encourage people to get out and exercise, but also to have fun and get to know each other a little better.”
        The event sponsors were Chipotle’s, Ivanna Cone and Stacy’s Locker Room.
First to Finish:
49:12 Walter Anderson
51:01 Mark Biggerstaff
51:26 Jason Luke
62:18 Melanie Santos
63:29 Ashleigh Krehbiel
65:39 Cindy Spaulding
55:02 Dana Connell, Sirak James and Kory Meidell
59:02 Jared Miller, Aaron Purkeypile and Jared Wright
59:44 James Chenoweth, Derek Herra and Erik Moberg