A Dominating Weekend Sprint Tri, Intermediate Tri, Aqua-bike
06/12/2017 » Fayetteville, NY, Keuka Lake, Albany, NY » Event Website
This past weekend was the busiest weekend of racing thus far in 2017 for the Migonis Mutisport team. There were 11 people in action between Saturday and Sunday and two of the individuals raced both days. The team basically took over two events with several podium finishes in both the overall and age-group categories.
On Saturday at beautiful Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville, NY, Matt Migonis, Ryan Elliott, Travis Glazier, Elyssa Rosenbaum and Scott Milnamow raced at the Green Lakes Triathlon. Coach Migonis won the race in 57:32, which marked the 5th time he has won the Green Lakes Triathlon. Ryan Elliott was the next team member across the line finishing 8th overall and 1st in the male 35-39 age-group in a time of 1:08:05. Ryan used a top three bike split and a great run to score this great result. Nipping on Ryan’s heal was teammate Travis Glazier who had a huge PR on the course breaking the tape in 1:08:10 good enough for 9th overall and 2nd in the 35-39 age-group. Travis was faster in each part of the triathlon today compared to the last time he raced it in 2015 and it’s easy to see that his 70.3 training is helping him in short course races too. Elyssa Rosenbaum came across the line next for MM scoring a 2nd place overall finish in the women’s field. Elyssa’s time of 1:12:23 came from a well balanced attack through all three parts of the race. Her fitness is very high right now so it isn’t surprising that she had such a fantastic result. Scott Milnamow, who’s just getting back into triathlon racing again, finished 68th overall out of the 255 racers on the day and 10th in his age-group. Scott was one of the two individuals who was racing Sunday morning as well and he along with Travis and Ryan will be racing Syracuse 70.3 next weekend. Great job everyone!!!
On Sunday morning Matt Migonis and Scott Milnamow were joined by Branid Brown, Chris Ogden, Beth Lancer, Emily Zipprich and Ryan Meek at the Keuka Lake Triathlon. The temperature was hot and the course was tough, but everyone battled through and came away with great finishes. In the intermediate distance race Coach Migonis took home the win for the second time in as many days crossing the line in 2:07:21 for his third Keuka Lake Triathlon win. He finished 6 minutes ahead of second place. Ryan Meek was next across the line in a time of 2:34:35 which was good enough for 15th overall and 2nd in the 40-44 age-group. This was Ryan’s first triathlon of the season and used the race as preparation for Syracuse 70.3 next weekend. Coming in after Ryan was Emily Zipprich finishing in a time of 2:36:19. Emily just missed the overall podium finishing 4th overall female, but did score the age-group win for the 30-34 females. A very impressive performance seeing how like Ryan, Emily is racing Syracuse 70.3 next weekend and also has Ironman Lake Placid on the race schedule for later in the summer, so short course racing as certainly not been the focus for her up to this point. Brandi Brown was the next MM athlete to cross the line finishing in a time of 2:42:13 which was good enough for 5th female overall and 1st in the 35-39 female age-group. Brandi too was using this as a hard workout day for Syracuse 70.3 preparation. Awesome job everyone!
In the Keuka Lake Sprint Distance Triathlon Chris Ogden finished 2nd in the male 30-34 age-group and 30th overall scoring his first podium triathlon finish as a member of Migonis Multisport. Chris is sticking to short course races this year and appears to ready for a strong season. Scott Milnamow finished off his double weekend coming across the line in 1:31:05 which was good enough for 6th in his age-group. With the weather being what is was and the fact that he raced the day before, Scott was very happy to have been in the sprint race today and not the intermediate distance race. Beth Lance also raced well today in the sprint distance aqua-bike winning her age-group in a time of 1:04:39. Dealing with a lower leg injury forced Beth to switch to the aqua-bike as she wasn’t able to run, but I’m sure she’s happy with another age-group win. Great job Chris, Scott and Beth!
Also racing on Sunday was Matt Ryan, but on the other side of the state in Albany, NY. Matt used a very strong swim and bike to score an age-group win and 12th overall finish at the race. This was the second age-group podium in as many weeks for Matt. Well done big guy!