Sportsplex Tri for Kids held Saturday

Robert Noles/Opelika Observer

By Michelle Key

The Opelika Sportsplex hosted their annual “Tri for Kids” event benefitting the American Cancer Society on Saturday.
More than 170 children participated in the event raising $10,000 for ACS.
Coming in first place in the 6-8 year-old division was Jack Cravens from Trussville, Alabama, with a time of 9:13 (min:secs).
Next up were Owen Vaughan from Auburn at 9:25 and Chase Beasley from Baconton, Georgia, at 9:31.
In the 9-11 year-old division, the top three competitors were: Austin O at 19:31, Justin Liu at 21:21 and Rylee Plexico at 22:29. All three are 11 years old and from Auburn.
In the 12-15 year-old division, the top racer, Jack Carter from Auburn, came in at 39:40 with Jalen McDade from Montgomery coming in at his heels at 39:48. Max Hardin from Auburn placed third with a time of 42:23.


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