Jeff Piland (pictured), a 35-year-old professional triathlete from the Bay Area community of San Carlos, was the easy winner Sunday in the Icebreaker Sprint Triathlon at Granite Beach on Folsom Lake.
Piland, sponsored by Team Sport Beans, finished the half-mile swim, 15-mile bike and 4-mile run in 1 hour 10 minutes 47 seconds. Second place went to Elk Grove teenager Joshua Olmstead, at 1:14.15. Another teen to do well was 13-year-old Caton Avilla, 20th at 1:21.16.
The top women's finisher was 36-year-old Lori Olsen, who completed the course in 1:22.34. That placed Olsen 24th overall.
Complete results are here.
To read more about Piland, click here for his Web site.
In Sunday's other big race, the Zoo Zoom 5K and 10K, the %K proved to be very competitive, with Reno's Jeff Huxhold (15:42) beating Sacramento's Chad Worthen (15:58) for the victory. In the women's race, Folsom's Midori Sperandeo (17:27) beat Elk Grove's Mary Coordt (17:39). The 10K winners: Men: Paolo Castiglioni of Davis (35:13). Women: Elissa Briggs of Sacramento (38:27).