Canoe Club Dominates Outdoorsman Triathlon

Zane Havens, ’12, paddles to the finish line of the relay event.BRYSON CITY, N.C.

The Albion College Canoe Club dominated the Outdoorsman Triathlon contested Sept. 24-25 near the Smokey Mountains.

The top four individuals in the college men’s division and the top three in the women’s division were Albion students.

Zane Havens, ’12, was the first collegiate man to complete the mile swim, 4-mile run, and 8-mile canoe down the Tennessee River. He finished second overall to his brother Zaak, ’10, with a time of 2 hours, 28 minutes, and 56 seconds. Havens was followed by Thor Person, ’14, Pat Wagner, ’13, and Cody Yothers, ‘13.

Lindy Williams, ’14, beat her sister, Holly, ’12, by less than 5 minutes to win the women’s division. Lindy’s winning time was 3 hours, 16 minutes, and 21 seconds. Haley Plasman, ’13, was third.

Holly Williams, Person, and Havens posted a time of 2 hours, 23 minutes, and 17 seconds to earn the victory in the college relay by a 6-minute margin over Lindy Williams, Yothers, and Wagner.

Canoe Club Coach Keith Havens also produced a gold medal performance, winning the senior men’s division with a time of 2 hours, 22 minutes, and 31 seconds.

Albion alumni also turned in good performances at the event. Tom Pitt, ’88, placed first in the men’s master category and Nicki Rockentine, ’11, earned a second place finish in the women’s open division.

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