Former Bulldog Rowers Successful At 2011 Ironman
June 29, 2011
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - This past Sunday seven former Gonzaga University women's rowers and one former Bulldog men's rower reunited in Coeur d'Alene to take on one grueling task together; the 2011 Ironman Triathlon. Whitney Engle (2006-09), Katie Atkins (2006-09), Courtney Haase (2000-03), Julie Smetana (2005-08), Karen O'Hagan (2002-05), Nicole Lustig (2000-02) and Nicole Aadland-Lewis (2004-07), along with Matt Wernette (2004-07) all successfully finished the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run.
"Everyone did so well," explained Engle. "We had five people under 13 hours and almost everyone improved upon their previous times. It was just the perfect day. It was so much fun and an incredible event to be a part of. The crowd support was truly what made the day though. Having such wonderful supportive fans and teammates make this seven what it is."
Wernette, the lone former male rower, had the fourth fastest time of the group, finishing in 12:48.12.
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