Connect with us

GSPN

XTERRA ATHLETES PRIMED AND MAUI READY

After their performances in Saturday’s XTERRA Saipan Championship, local triathletes Jessika Dayrit, Blanda Camacho, Michelle Santos, Tobias Theisen, Leevin Camacho, Nathan Mapson, Mark Walters and Alex Oviedo secured spots to compete alongside some of the world’s elite triathletes at the XTERRA World Championships on Nov. 1 in Maui.

(photo courtesy of Mark James)

Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (NMI) – After their performances in Saturday’s XTERRA Saipan Championship, local triathletes Jessika Dayrit, Blanda Camacho, Michelle Santos, Tobias Theisen, Leevin Camacho, Nathan Mapson, Mark Walters and Alex Oviedo secured spots to compete alongside some of the world’s elite triathletes at the XTERRA World Championships on Nov. 1 in Maui.

“The Guam athletes had a fantastic showing in Saipan this past weekend,” said XTERRA Island race director Eric Tydingco. “These competitors have trained for months, and the invitation to compete next to some of the world’s best triathletes is an awesome and well- deserved opportunity.”

Dayrit and Blanda Camacho boasted first place finishes in the 20-24 and 40-44 age divisions with times of 5:20:43 and 6:13:41, respectively. Santos finished alongside Ms. Camacho and placed second in the female 45-49 division with a time of 6:13:42.

In the men’s division, Theisen nabbed the top spot in the 25-29 age division with a total time of 4:29:59, while Leevin Camacho and Mapson finished second and third in the 35-39 division, with times of 4:01:53 and 4:28:59, respectively. Walters came in just under the four- hour mark with a finish time of 3:54:55, securing second place in the competitive 50-54 division. Oviedo edged out his competition in the 55-59 division with an overall time of 4:34:12.

“I’m in an age group that has a really competitive group of guys in it,” said Mapson. “I’ve had my sights set on qualifying for the XTERRA World Championships for the past three years, and I finally made it! I’m ecstatic all my hard work has finally paid off.”

Mapson and the other qualifiers plan to return to Guam to compete in the XTERRA Guam Championship, scheduled for Saturday, April 11 at Port Authority Beach.

For complete results of the 2015 XTERRA Saipan Championship and more information on the upcoming XTERRA Guam Championship, visit XTERRAisland.com.

Ad

Athletes Birthdays by W5

GPS Sports Calendar

August

September 2021

October
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
Events for September

1st

No Events
Events for September

2nd

Events for September

3rd

Events for September

4th

5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Events for September

5th

Events for September

6th

No Events
Events for September

7th

No Events
Events for September

8th

No Events
Events for September

9th

No Events
Events for September

10th

No Events
Events for September

11th

12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Events for September

12th

No Events
Events for September

13th

No Events
Events for September

14th

No Events
Events for September

15th

No Events
Events for September

16th

No Events
Events for September

17th

No Events
Events for September

18th

No Events
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Events for September

19th

No Events
Events for September

20th

No Events
Events for September

21st

No Events
Events for September

22nd

No Events
Events for September

23rd

No Events
Events for September

24th

No Events
Events for September

25th

No Events
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
Events for September

26th

No Events
Events for September

27th

No Events
Events for September

28th

No Events
Events for September

29th

No Events
Events for September

30th

No Events

National Guard Athletes

Rose Munoz

An educator, triathlete, mother and Guardsman all in one! The ever active Rose Munoz almost never stops moving, but she’s found a way to balance her busy life while serving from home!

 

Polls

Do you agree with the Executive Order which has halted sporting practices as well as forced postponement of IIAAG and ISA Leagues?

View Results

COMING SOON …

IIAAG & ISA Leagues Postponed (schedules on events calendar)

Guam’s Strongest Man & Woman Competition

QUICK HITS

Captain Morgan: In his fifth pro season in the Japan Professional Basketball League, Morgan Aiken has been named the captain of the Yamaguchi Patriots.
“I’m blessed to officially be voted & named team captain for this season, year 5. Been such a long road, but trust me when I tell you hard work pays off.”
—————————————-
Josh Calvo captures black belt middleweight gold in The Revolution Tournament in Washington. It’s the biggest jiu-jitsu tournament in the Pacific Northwest region.

 

 

 

More in GSPN