- Around the Nest
Gunston junior Colin Hallmark (Annapolis) won his second men’s High School State Triathlon Championship on Sunday, August 7th in Cascade, Md. at the Fort Ritchie Triathlon, and was joined by first time state girls champion, Gunston junior Allie Fitzgerald (Stevensville). Competing at Fort Ritchie in western Maryland, competitors completed a ½ mile swim, a 12.4 mile bike ride, and a 3.1 mile run.
Facing off against 100 athletes of various ages, Gunston junior Zoe Buzzelli set a blazing swim pace and was the first swimmer overall out of the water. Meanwhile, Colin Hallmark not only dominated the high school field, but finished first overall among all age groups, finishing in 1:15:47, nearly three minutes ahead of the next closest competitor who competed for the University of Illinois. Both Hallmark and Fitzgerald have qualified for the High School National Championship race in 2023. Gunston senior Zach Mozher (Middletown) also enjoyed a strong race, finishing second overall for high school competitors, and 21st overall. Sam Umidi’19 and Jason Staley’17 also participated in the Fort Richie Triathlon.
Nearly five years old and led by coach Bobby Stephenson, Gunston’s triathlon program is one of the strongest in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Gunston’s Head of School John Lewis remarked, “Triathlon is a unique offering at Gunston, and we’re excited to see these elite multisport athletes excel against such strong competition. They worked hard all year, and it showed during this race. I can’t wait to see them compete at nationals!”
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- Zach Mozher
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