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Omiss wins second Multisport Series event

Published: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Kelvin Johnson, right, Colin Pereira and Jamaican Jassette Bromfield, left, at the end of the first Runs segment heading into Transition to start the swim during Sunday’s event. PHOTO: RICHARD LYDER

Dario Omiss, Marvin Gillard-Bruce and Magda Leschik emerged as the top performers at the Aquathlon event which was the second race of the series on Sunday at Las Cuevas Beach Facility, Las Cuevas.

Described by the organisers as another fantastic race day, the +one a week Evolution Multisport Series in which the the sun, sea and sand provide superb race conditions for over three dozen athletes who were cheered on by many spectators.

The organisers switched the course to water and sand and that presented the ideal challenge to the participants.

In the Sprint Distance contest it was Omiss who dominated the run and swim legs.

The Massy club athlete clocked 37 minutes and 30 seconds to deny 15 challengers.

He was followed closely by Jason Costelloe of Team Beacon GNC with a time of 37:51 for second place and Dwayne Roach, who competed unattached secured the third position behind a time of 38:04 seconds.

The top leading women participants from Race 1, Alana Lee Wo and Hayley Richards both of club +One A Week and Kristin Scott of St Joseph did not participate in Race 2.

Sunday’s contest was dominated by Leschik, who led club XO to secure the top two places after she recorded a time of 51 minutes and 32 seconds with teammate Aliya Drakes second in 52:51 and Jeanne Alexander of +One A Week, a distance third in 1:07.40.

The leaderboard is filled with names from which any one can celebrate as champion when the final event takes place which means that from the next race there will be excitement among the field.

In the boys 13-15 age group segment, Gillard-Bruce, who competed unattached registered a time of 21 minutes and 48 seconds to top the field in the Super Sprint distance.

He was followed home by Danial Shaw of Giants in 22:03 seconds followed by St Mary’s student Stefan Stuven third in 23:09 seconds from the six runners which contested the event.

Despite his second-place finish among the men, Costelloe still maintained his lead in the series ranking with Kelvin Johnson and Jassette Bromfield close behind in second and third positions respectively.

The third race in the Series is another Duathlon, which will take place on the Diego Martin Highway on October 22nd from 7 am.

The second race’s dynamic has changed the series leaderboard standings as follows:

In the Super Sprint

13 – 15 age group boys

1 Marvin Gillard-Bruce

2. Stefan Stuven

3. Malique Wilson

Girls 12-15

1. Kaya Rankine Beadle

2. Arianne Rock

3. Ashleigh Scott

In the Sprint Distance

16+ & Men

1. Jason Costelloe

2. Kelvin Johnson

3. Jassette Bromfield

Women

1. Aliya Drakes

2. Jeanne Alexander

3. Magda Leschik

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