Twelve schools participated in the 2017 Rotary Sunrise Kids Triathlon on Sunday, April 2. The V.I. Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy won the school participation trophy for the most participants. They brought 37 students. Antilles School was second with 34 students. Homeschoolers brought 23 participants, including eight from Addelita Cancryn Junior High School and eight from Charlotte Amalie High School. Other schools participating were Gladys Abraham Elementary School, Joseph Sibilly Elementary School, Ulla Muller Elementary School, Dober Elementary School, All Saints Cathedral School, Calvary Christian Academy and Ti’moun Daycare.
The triathlon is Rotary Sunrise’s biggest community service event. This year was the 7th annual Kids Triathlon. Proceeds from the triathlon provide support for numerous charities and causes throughout the community. Past proceeds have been used for donations to My Brother’s Workshop, Camp Shriver, St. Thomas Swimming Association, Jane E. Tuitt School, Seaview Adolescent Facility, The Family Resource Center, M2M Road Race, Lucinda Millin Home tor The Aged and the Peter Gruber International Academy Interact Club. Proceeds also provides scholarships through the Rotary’s Ron Magnuson Scholarship Fund.
Addelita Cancryn Junior High School is presently conducting a six-week swim lesson and water safety program at Brewers Beach, sponsored by Rotary Sunrise with triathlon proceeds.
Approximately 100 volunteers made the 2017 Rotary Sunrise Kids Triathlon a success. Volunteers came as individuals and through 16 groups and sponsors.
Silver Sponsors: VI Source, AT&T, ScotiaBank, Fortress Storage, Storage Onsite, FirstBank, BDO USVI LLC and Theodore Tunick & Company.
Bronze Sponsors: AARP, Community Medical Laboratory Inc., Ruth Ann Magnuson, Tutu Park Mall, ADT, BotNagi, PC, Chilmark, Dudley Topper Feuerzeig, Heavy Materials, Merchants Commercial Bank, Redemption Holdings, VI Lottery, VI Orthopedics and XO Energy.
Copper Sponsors: attorney Marjorie Roberts, Cost U Less, Custom Builders, The Kreke Corporation, Law Offices of Richard Bourne-Vanneck, Paul Ferreras, Virgin Breeze, Baker Magras & Associates Inc.
There were 127 Participants: ages 5-8, 46 participants; ages 9-11, 41 participants; ages 12-15, 40 participants
1st Place TABER HELTON 25:52 Race No. 300
2nd Place JAY FULFORD 29.38 Race No. 304
3rd Place CAMILLE KING III 36:14 Race No. 305
1st Place KAIA ANSPACHER 27:54 Race No. 307
2nd Place ERIN HUGHES 29:42 Race No. 306
3rd Place SHAIAH DAVID 32:20 Race No. 302
1st Place ANAPIA BRUNT, AVIELA MAYNARD, NICKOLAS SWAN 25:51 Race No. R600
2nd Place SKYLER ANSPACHER, AXEL BARTSCH 26:14 Race No. R603
3rd Place GABRIELLA BRUNT, CHRISTIAN BELCHER, THOMAS BRUNT 27:13 Race No. R601
1st Place SHYNE HOOD 13:01 Race No. 205
2nd Place GABE DERKSEN 13:02 Race No. 214
3rd Place FLYN HUGHES 13:33 Race No. 203
1st Place MAIA TOLUS 14:04 Race No. 212
2nd Place FLAME GONZALEZ 14:24 Race No. 202
3rd Place LILLY DERKSEN 13:02 Race No. 213
1st Place Paul Magee, Bilal Muhammed, Veronica Lienenbach 11:20
Race No. R504
2nd Place Mariana Brunt, Aurora Rodriquez, Sofie Kappel 12:46 Race No. R501
3rd Place Lillian Clarke, Korey Woitylak, Liam Asterness
13:19Race No. R506
1st Place Sunny Gonzales 7:01 Race No. 100
2nd Place BOARDEN GONZALES 7:02:7 Race No. 104
3rd Place LYLE RATCHFORD 7:52 Race No. 106
1st Place FION HUGHES 7:06 Race No. 105
2nd Place VIVIENNE CABARRAO 10:27 Race No. 101
3rd Place JADA CHASE 10:57 Race No. 103
1st Place CHARLIE GERRITSON, WILLIE GERRITSON, CONNOR SHITKO 7:02:5 Race No. R407
2nd Place COBY FAGEN, HARRISON ORIOL, SANJIV BACHAN 7:39 Race R409
3rd Place CROIX NELTHROPP, ROHAN NELTHROPP 8:18
Race No. 406