In her first race back after a serious bike accident at IM 70.3 EagleMan, Meredith Kessler returned to form to repeat as Vineman 70.3 Champion. Meredith was first out of the water and led the entire race. ROKA Pros Emily Cocks and Amy Marsh followed in 2nd and 4th out of the water, with Amy taking 3rd overall and Emily taking 6th. Brandon Marsh had a great swim, exiting with the front pack, and finished 7th on the day.
Laura Bennett followed up her win at 70.3 Raleigh the week prior, taking 2nd Place and First Out of the Water at today's 70.3 Eagleman.
Meredith Kessler - Exited second out of the water right behind Laura, but unfortunately Meredith was hit by an amateur on the bike and did not finish the race. Meredith was rushed to the hospital after sustaining a concussion and minor injuries. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Meredith, and we hope for a speedy recovery!
Jenna Parker - Exited third out of the water behind Laura and Meredith, completing the ROKA swim trifecta. Jenna went for it on the bike, coming into T2 in third. She tired in the final miles of the run, finishing 6th, a great result for her second full race of the season.
Ashleigh Gentle had a solid swim, bridged to the lead group on the bike, and ran to a solid 4th place finish - her best in ITU World Triathlon Series competition. This was a great result for Ash, as it was only her second race this season coming off a foot injury. (Official Results)