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.