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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Bikers take off at the beginning of the triathlon held Saturday, May 22. Thirty-seven people competed in the event and consisted of nine teams, two male individuals and eight female individuals.  
—Enterprise photo

Thirty-seven people competed in the annual Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation Amateur Triathlon Saturday, May 22 in Holyoke.

Nine teams, two male individuals and eight female individuals took to the streets and pool for the bike, run/walk and swim competition.

The triathlon could be completed by teams of two or three as well as individuals.

The team of Jared Anderson, Lane Anderson and Pamela McWilliams turned in the fastest time of the day finishing the course in 30:59.58.

Other results are as follows:

—Individual male: first, Brandon Oosthuysen 41:11.16; second, Jerry Brandt 44:59.16.

—Individual female: 11-18 age group: first, Erin Vieselmeyer 49:15.16; second, Megan Vieselmeyer 49:17.12; third, Taylor Goldenstein 57:47.18.

—31-54 age group: first, Michelle Vieselmeyer 44:42.54; second, Jonetta Anderson 45:39.29; third, Brenda Krueger 52:52.16.

Team categories were made up of the combined team members age and results are as follow:

—Under 50: first, AJ, Becca and Dani Brandt 40:59.16; second, Gunnar Kroeger, Zachary Churchwell, Tristan Sullivan 47:57.22.

—51 to 100: first, Jared Anderson, Lane Anderson, Pamela McWilliams 30:59.58; second, Nicole, Issac and Jerry Brandt 44:37.50; third, Tara Krueger, Gina Dorn, Shelby Lingbloom 54:46.12.

—101+: first, Kurt Schueler, Henry Moore, Rodolfo Lopez 40:16.22; second, JC Peckham, Pete Markle, Tammy Kroeger 41:21.67; third, Beth Wilkening, Sandy Ferguson, Laura Schroetlin 52:59.23; fourth, Kevin, Danielle, Jeanette and Steven McClellan 57:30.22.

Six-week challenge

Saturday’s triathlon was the conclusion of a six-week challenge also sponsored by MMHF. Those participating are challenged to complete the distances of a real one-day triathlon in a six-week period.

Competitors were recognized for special achievements in the six-week challege at Saturday’s triathlon award ceremony. Awards were as follows:

—Team with the most cumulative miles: Crusin for Losin.

—Family with the most cumulative miles: RD’s Wild Bunch II.

—Business with the most cumulative miles: Catch Us If You Can.

—Biggest weight loss: Deb Kropp.

—Most cumulative team fat loss: JILL (PC Telcom).

—50 + individual most miles: Susan Ortner.

—18 and below individual most miles: Austin Herman.

—Individual with most swim miles: Kayla Young.

—Individual with most bike miles: Deb Tatum.

—Individual with most running miles: Susan Ortner.