Canada’s Andrew Yorke claimed the men’s win, while the United States’ Sarah Haskins posted another early-season victory on Saturday in the PATCO Sprint Triathlon Pan American Championships at Nathan Benderson Park.
Yorke surged ahead in the final stretch of the race to win in 50:57. Ben Kanute (USA) raced in the lead pack for the entire sprint-distance race and was the top finishing American in second at 51:04.
Leonardo Chacon from Costa Rica was third with a time of 51:18.
Haskins logged a time of 57:03 on the 750-meter swim, 19.3-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run course to claim her second straight win in Florida. She also won the March 1 Clermont ITU Sprint Triathlon Pan American Cup. Canadian Amelie Kretz was second in 57:38, and Tamara Gorman (USA) rounded out the podium in 57:44 on the flat, fast course.
“Right now I think it’s tougher because I’m still getting in a little bit of training between races, because it’s early in the season,” Haskins said of her back-to-back wins. “It’s great to be out here. This was my first time racing here [in Sarasota] and it’s an awesome course.”
Sarasota PATCO Sprint Triathlon Pan American Championships
(750m swim, 19.3k bike, 5k run)
1. Andrew Yorke (CAN), 50:57
2. Ben Kanute (USA), 51:04
3. Leonardo Chacon (CRC), 51:18
4. Luke Farkas (USA), 51:46
5. John Rasmussen (CAN),52:12
6. Eric Lagerstrom (USA), 52:15
7. Alexander Hinton (CAN), 52:20
8. Lukas Verzbicas (USA), 52:25
9. Kevin McDowell (USA), 52:26
10. Jarrod Shoemaker (USA), 52:32
1. Sarah Haskins (USA), 57:03
2. Amelie Kretz (CAN), 57:38
3. Tamara Gorman (USA), 57:44
4. Joanna Brown (CAN), 57:52
5. Kaitlin Donner (USA), 58:08
6. Erin Dolan (USA), 58:33
7. Sara McLarty (USA), 58:47
8. Alexandra Coates (CAN), 59:12
9. Allison Hooper (CAN), 59:21
10. Rebeccah Wassner (USA), 59:33