Ross, Stull seize titles at Hammerman Triathlon

Alaska Dispatch News
Bill Roth

Buoyed by strong performances in all three disciplines, William Ross and Amber Stull seized the men’s and women’s titles, respectively, in Saturday’s XTERRA Hammerman Triathlon.

Ross covered the half-mile swim in Little Campbell Lake, and the 14-mile mountain bike leg and four-mile running leg in Kincaid Park in 1 hour, 34 minutes, 14 seconds. Those efforts gave him the edge on runner-up Jason Lamoureux (1:36:42) and third-place finisher Andy Duenow (1:44:20).

Stull clocked 1:51:55 to put her clear of runner-up Megan Chelf (1:55:34) and third-place finisher Laura Gardner (1:58:46).

Ross’ swim in 12:22 put him third out of the water. He then completed the bike leg in 56:17, which was 1:26 faster than anyone, and the run in 26:35, which was 25 seconds faster than anyone.

Stull’s swim time of 13:22 topped the women, her bike leg of 1:08:09 tied Chelf for the fastest time, and her run of 30:24 was second-best.

Jamey Stull won the men’s duathlon – that event substituted a 1.8-kilometer trail run for the swim leg – in 1:38:48 and Hannah Xavier captured the women’s duathlon in 2:09:50.