Williams Lake’s Deena Williamson races the Kelowna Apple Triath

Williams Lake’s Deena Williamson races the Kelowna Apple Triath

Triathletes excel at meet

Two Williams Lake families travelled to sunny Kelowna this past weekend for the 30th anniversary of the Kelowna Apple Triathlon.

Two Williams Lake families travelled to sunny Kelowna this past weekend for the 30th anniversary of the Kelowna Apple Triathlon.

The mother, daughter teams of Deena and Kyleigh Williamson, and Martine, Kasha and Maia Vitoratos made the trek, facing 30-plus degree temperatures during the event.

Kyleigh, coming off a strong performance at the BC Summer Games in triathlon, placed third in the 14- and 15-year-old division with a time of 47 minutes and 10 seconds. Kasha, in the 8- and 9-year-old division finished with a time of 27 minutes and 49 seconds, while sister, Maia, competing in the 10- and 11-year-old division, crossed the finish line in 31 minutes and 10 seconds.

Deena said all the kids were smiles after the competition.

Meanwhile, Deena, competing in the Sprint Race, beat her previous time finishing in one hour, 30 minutes and 49 seconds.

Martine, competing in the Olympic Race, finished in two hours, 53 minutes and 42 seconds.

With great weather and volunteers, Deena said the race could not have been any better for the local triathletes.