Triathlon

Bluffton's Tranquilli wins Beach Bum Triathlon on Hilton Head Island

sports@islandpacket.comJune 30, 2013 

Matt Tranquilli of Bluffton crosses the finish line after running the final portion of the Beach Bum Triathlon on Saturday morning at Coligny Beach Park on Hilton Head Island. Tranquilli was the top finisher.

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Bluffton's Matthew Tranquilli clocked a time of 51 minutes, 6 seconds to win the first Beach Bum Triathlon of the year Saturday morning on Hilton Head Island. Tranquilli finished 27 seconds ahead of Bluffton's Jeff Ford to win the event, operated by On On Tri Sports.

Bluffton's Gena Gibson was the top female, placing 22nd overall in a time of 1:02:05.

More than 150 people competed in the triathlon, which consisted of a 500-meter swim, a 6-mile bike ride and a 3-mile run on Coligny Beach.

On On Tri Beach Bum Triathlon No. 1

Top finishers Saturday, at Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island

(Name, City, Age, Time)

Male

1. Matthew Tranquilli, Bluffton, 34, 51:06

2. Jeff Ford, Bluffton, 25, 51:33

3. John Tolerton, Bluffton, 43, 52:57

4. Darren Gould, Hilton Head Island, 42, 55:04

5. Greg Fann, Clearwater, 43, 55:10

6. Dustin Wilder, Bluffton, 42, 55:17

7. Cisco Ferre, HHI, 16, 56:07

8. Kristopher Geriger, HHI, 14, 56:11

9. Eric Ross, Whispering Pines, 34, 57:02

10. Philip DeWire, Savannah, 24, 58:24

11. Cawood Boone, Lancaster, 18, 58:43

12. Peter Igyarto, Rincon, 33, 58:48

13. Marc Bisseck, Statesboro, 43, 59:02

14. Raymond Ferreira, Daufuskie, 58, 1:00:48

15. Jason Hale, Bluffton, 37, 1:01:33

16. Jason Strickland, HHI, 36, 1:01:37

17. Jason Klein, Seattle, 23, 1:02:02

18. Todd Hoke, HHI, 42, 1:02:31

19. Jimmy Lindsay, Statesboro, 29, 1:04:07

20. Nathan Skager, Hilton Head, 33, 1:04:42

Female

22. Gena Gibson, Bluffton, 45, 1:02:05

24. Betsy Strickland, HHI, 46, 1:02:53

25. Rebecca Hamm, Cincinnati, 22, 1:03:49

26. Sarah McKee, Hilton Head, 23, 1:03:55

32. Cheryl Ross, Whispering Pines, 39, 1:05:29

36. Deb Dzurinko, Brooklet, 36, 1:05:47

39. Christina McCarty, Hilton Head, 36, 1:06:55

42. Carly Iulo, Hilton Head Island, 21, 1:07:25

43. Erin Crane, Charlotte, 30, 1:07:30

44. Stephanie Sullivan, HHI, 40, 1:07:35

45. Devon Hagan, Malvern, 22, 1:07:37

48. Kristyn Pawlak, Savannah, 30, 1:07:53

51. Shannon Kearney, Oakdale, 20, 1:08:42

52. Lori Martin, Hilton Head Island, 49, 1:08:44

55. Gabriel Buzkova, HHI, 35, 1:09:12

56. Lisa Ingram, Goose Creek, 26, 1:09:48

58. Stephanie Hoke, HHI, 34, 1:10:01

65. Katie Boone, Hilton Head Island, 24, 1:12:00

66. Lori Holland, Bluffton, 45, 1:12:19

69. Leti Hansen, Charlottesville, 36, 1:12:36

Team

4. Team Doc Doc Goose, Hilton Head, 54:09

5. Team Truman, Hilton Head, 54:42

12. Team Nebraska, Scotts Bluff, 57:22

18. Team AC DC, Fountain Inn, 1:00:59

35. Team Tri-umph, Hilton Head, 1:05:44

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