On Sunday July 19, 2015, Team Podium raced the Escape to Blue Ridge Tri The Mountains Sprint, put on by our own AJ Petrillo. Fueled by delicious lasagna provided by Molly Adams and Todd Cawley at the team dinner they hosted the night before (thanks guys!), the team was true to their name and ruled the podium.
AJ taking on MC for the race
The morning started out with a beautiful sunrise over the lake followed by some great racing.
Katie O’Dunne raced elite and had a strong race.
Despite an injured foot, Abby Huggins Mowinski was 3rd overall female.
Todd Cawley won the Male Masters category.
Age group winners included: Sheila Howard, Dan Meyer, Molly Adams, Phillip Hauserman, and Rusty Smith. Casey Hannan was 2nd AG, while Cheryl Williams, Leah Kadetz and Michael D’Antignac (just edging out teammate Tony Orru) took 3rd AG.
Podium finishes for many Team Podium members
Nathan Nowak had a strong race.
Tony and Nathan…just a little friendly competition!
Amy Stanton swam with a known stress fracture, then wisely did not continue.
Thanks to Angela Gill Nelms for volunteering and to the CEO, Matt Cole, for providing bike support to the entire race field and sponsoring the swim and bike primes.
Matt Cole, Podium Multisport CEO, lending a hand to all racers
Following the race, the team really enjoyed the great food supplied by local restaurants.