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King George girls varsity basketball team outlasts Colonial Beach

King George girls varsity basketball team outlasts Colonial Beach

From the opening tip-off to the final click of the clock, the King George girls’ varsity baske...

Colonial Beach Drifters settle into 2015-2016 basketball season

Colonial Beach Drifters settle into 2015-2016 basketball season

When it comes to pulling a rabbit out of his hat and turning an otherwise average team into a potent...

Lady Eagles basketball hoping for improvement this year

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Foxes and Yellow Jackets battle for Junior Varsity Championship

Foxes and Yellow Jackets battle for Junior Varsity Championship

On Nov. 7, the King George High School junior varsity football team (7-2-1, 6-0-1) left it all on th...

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26th Annual Pohanka Cadillac Colonial Beach Triathlon

On Saturday and Sunday, the beach section near the Colonial Beach American Legion building, at 27 Colonial Ave. was transformed into a haven for endurance athletes. With 315 athletes competing in the 26th Colonial Beach Triathlon, residents and onlookers got a glimpse of what it takes to be a considered a be a true tri-athlete.
The Olympic course featured a 1,500-meter swim, a 40K bike race and a 10K run. The event featured 151 athletes.

The male winner for the Olympic version of the event was 22 year old Fairfax resident Gregory James Grosicki with a time of 2:04:15; seven seconds more than last year’s winner, Karl Kahsar who finished at 1:56.26. Kristin Laura Andrews, a 29 year old from Bethesda, Md., won the ladies’ title with a time of 2:13:44 — just a few seconds behind last year’s winner, Michelle Bozarth, at 2:13:12.

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The rest of the top five Olympic male finishers consisted of the following competitors: Peter J. Nguyen, age 27 (Washington, DC, 2:07:42); Benjiman Farrell, age 28 (Virginia Beach, Va., 2:08:06); Christopher Lemos, age 33 (Rockville, Md., 2:08:31); Konrad Hell, age 40 (Fredericksburg, Va., 2:10:10).
The rest of the top female Olympic finishers consisted of the following athletes: Molly Roohi, age 29, (King George, Va., 2:18:18); Allison Moon, age 28 (King George, Va., 2:24:18); Edith Nault, age 22, (Poquoson, Va., 2:25:53); Roberta K. Parsons, age 26, (Alexandria, Va., 2:26:56).
Other Olympic competitors from the King George metropolitan area were: Alan Adam Moss, age 33, 2:18:27, 16th; Jeff Kraisser, age 42, 2:43:45, 83rd; Carlin Morris, age 27, 2:27:54, 93rd; Michael Schrantz, age 50, 3:22:23, 103rd; Elizabeth Guthrie, age 61; 3:16:14, 146th; Cyrus Roohi, age 29, 3:44:16, 148th.
On the first day of the event, during the sprint version, 42-year-old Craig Lavinger captured the title for the second year in a row, with a time of 1:09:55. Last year he finished the course with a time of 1:05:59. The ladies winner was King George resident Molly Roohi (1:15:02).
The event featured 164 athletes. The course consisted of 700-meter swim, 14-mile bike race, and a 5K run.
The rest of the men’s top five consisted of: Adam Locke Northup, age 36 (Richmond, Va., 1:12:41), 2nd; Rob Price, age 43 (Richmond, Va., 1:12:49), 3rd; Matthew Kirkendall, age 30 (Manakin Sabot, Va., 1:14:34); Joey Murray, age 20 (1:15:01) 5th.
Roohi’s fellow King George residents Allison Moon, age 28 (1:15:30), and Debi Bernardes, age 52 (1:18:39), finished second and third respectively. Stephanie Raddatz, age 20, from Arnold, Md., (1:21:03), and Andrea Wuebker, age 35, from Washington, DC, finished fourth and fifth respectively.
Other area residents who competed in the sprint portion of the triathlon were: Max Bernardes (King George, 1:15:43, 8th); Cainon Coates, age 24 (Colonial Beach, 1:24:14, 30); Jeff Kraisser, age 42 (King George, 1:25:54, 38); Brad Sevart, age 50 (King George, 1:28:00, 44); Matthew Faulds, age 23 (King George, 1:29:14, 53); Matthew Cook, age 20 (King George, 1:30:48, 63); Garrett Faulds, age 54 (King George, 1:33:22, 77); Benjamin Tritt, age 40 (King George, 1:33:34, 78); Thomas Cook, age 33 (King George, 1;34:21, 80); Michele Tritt, age 40 (King George, 1:38:28); Ben Shows, age 45 (King George, 2:16:39); Connie Perry, age 46 (King George, 2:16:39).

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