Fifteen-year-old Andy Krueger returned this year to sweep up the competition in
the Pine Hollow Triathlon. Katherine Burns, 50, finished first among the ladies.
In the Pumice Man double triathlon, Josh Nordell from Sisters, Oregon, and Deborah
Battaglia from Salt Lake City, Utah, took home the coveted hand-crafted trophies. At six-foot-four, 16-year-old
Max Mann won the Pine Hollow Aquathon with 12-year-old Kyndra Nelson closing in to finish first in the women's
division and second overall.
Team Deanna, with Jeff Barsness swimming, Deanna Foster on the bike, and Coleman
Selby running, earned first-place ribbons for the Team Relay, inspiring us to bring back the official Team Relay
category for 2016.
Thanks goes out to all our sponsors, including the Historic Balch Hotel in Dufur;
owners and long-time sponsors Jeff and Samantha joined us this year for Jeff's first triathlon, and he spanked
the course, finishing 8th overall.
Thanks also to Kim of Anglers Restaurant and Lounge for preparing the spaghetti
feed this year and hosting the Friday and Saturday night karaoke celebration at the bar.
Thanks to Frank of the Pine Hollow Lakeside Resort for all the hospitality, and
Chris and Basil of the Wamic Fire Department Foundation for providing the course monitors and the medical team.
Also, many thanks to Maureen and Mallorie of New Heights Physical Therapy Plus
for the most welcome free ASTYM massage demonstrations! The New Heights crew will also be helping us out at the
Timberline Mt Run and Multnomah Falls Trail Run.
And none of it would be possible without our Crew! Aloha, mahalo, and sweet, sweet
love! It's now time to start that altitude training and collect those mountain running teammates for the August
2, 2015 Timberline Mt Run.