Shawn Wilyman was first across the line for the standard distance at the Peach Classic, with a time of 1:55:12, nearly five minutes faster than his win in 2015. Steve Kidd/Western News

Video: Great performances at the Peach Classic

One record down and another nearly broken at Penticton triathlon

There were some incredible performances at the Penticton Peach Classic Triathlon, with a record time for the sprint distance and a close to record-breaking time for the standard.

Shawn Wilyman said he couldn’t have asked for better weather for this year’s race. He crossed the finish line with a time of 1:55:12, 16 minutes ahead of the next athlete to cross, Tom Evans (2:11:31).

Wilyman didn’t manage to beat the course record of 1:54:25, but it’s the third best time for the standard distance in the triathlon’s 35-year history, and almost five minutes quicker than his 2:00:11 win at the 2015 Peach Classic.

Brock Hoel, a 16-year-old from West Kelowna, set a new record for the sprint distance at the Penticton Peach Classic Triathlon, with a time of 1:03:46.
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He puts his great performance down to consistent training throughout the year.

“That’s the most important thing. No secrets, just consistent training,” said Wilyman. “It’s just going hard and having fun. Not much more to it.”

Wilyman also praised the course, calling it “very punchy.”

“It’s challenging, which makes it fun,” said Wilyman. “It’s awesome, the town gets into it, it’s amazing.”

Nelson’s Jaclyn Dexter was the first female to finish in the standard distance. She crossed the finish line with a time of 2:24:12. Carmelle Guide-Swan, from Kelowna, finished in second with a time of 2:26:07. Vernon’s Erica Moser finished in third, completing the race in 2:34:00.

In the top 10 male finisher’s from Penticton was Evans, followed by Scott McMillan (2:17:58) at ninth overall. Susan Evans was the only Penticton woman to crack the female Top 10 finisher’s with a time of 2:41:32, good for sixth overall.

Brock Hoel, a 16-year-old from West Kelowna, turned in the shortest time for the sprint distance, setting a new course record with a time of 1:03:46.

The first female across the finish line for the sprint distance was Alesha Miller from Vernon. She completed the race with a time of 1:14:37. She was followed by Chelsea Raymond (1:16:23) of Lions Bay and Sarah McMillan (1:21:48) of Penticton. Gloria Woolner (1:25:20, eighth overall) was the only other local to finish in the Top 10 for females.

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