Oak Harbor’s Nathan Ross was the top-placing local competitor at the Whidbey Island Triathlon.	(Submitted photo)

Oak Harbor’s Nathan Ross was the top-placing local competitor at the Whidbey Island Triathlon. (Submitted photo)

Ross leads local racers / Triathlon

Nathan Ross of Oak Harbor was the top local finisher in the 23rd annual Whidbey Island Triathlon Saturday, July 27.

The triathlon included a half-mile swim in Goss Lake, a 19.5-mile bike ride over the back roads of South Whidbey and a 3.8-mile run through the trails near Community Park.

The competitors were split into 12 age divisions, as well as the King Salmon class (men over 200 pounds, women over 150). In all, 202 individuals and 15 relay teams finished the race.

Bellevue’s Drew Magill, 54, was the overall winner in 1:31:09.9. The top female finisher, Salt Lake City’s Jenna Goodrum, 28, took second overall in 1:34:14.6.

OK-Go posted the best relay time, 1:29:34.6.

Ross, 26, finished 51st overall and seventh in his division in 2:01:49.6.

Other local results

87th (seventh in his division), James Nickolos, 31, Oak Harbor, 2:13:10.2; 103rd (third), Curtis Vieke, 45, Oak Harbor, 2:17:19.7; 113th (eighth), Kristen Ross, 28, Oak Harbor, 2:18:43.1; 134th (17th), Brandon Patrick, 29, Oak Harbor, 2:27:12; 141st (fifth), Michael Setty, 36, Oak Harbor, 2:28.51; 143rd (13th), James Rockwell, 36, Oak Harbor, 2:28:59; 144th (fourth), Charnel Austin, 27, Oak Harbor, 2:29:30.6; 147th (ninth), Kristen Stavros, 39, Coupeville, 2:31:00.3; 155th (fifth), Misty Martin, 40, Oak Harbor, 2:33:46.7; 159th (fourth), Heath Treichel, 45, Oak Harbor, 2:36:09.1; 176th (20th), Ren O’Leary, 28, Oak Harbor, 2:44:46.7; 177th (15th), Katie O’Leary, 25, Oak Harbor, 2:44:46.9.

Oak Harbor’s Brandon Patrick competes in the riding portion of Saturday’s triathlon. (Submitted photo)

Oak Harbor’s Brandon Patrick competes in the riding portion of Saturday’s triathlon. (Submitted photo)