Socorro triathletes compete in Santa Rosa

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The City of Lakes Triathlon was held in Santa Rosa over the weekend and several Socorro residents competed.

The USA Triathlon sponsored event was comprised of an 800 meter open water swim in Twin Lake, a 20 kilometer bike ride through hilly terrain and a five kilometer run.

Socorro High School cross country coach Steven Montoya finished in seventh place with an overall time of 1:06:04, and William Kessler came in 11th, finishing the course in 1:07:11.

Robert Gonzales, race director for this year’s recently raced Socorro Chile Harvest Triathlon, finished in 25th place with a time of 1:15:09, while 13-year-old Devan Webb placed 38th overall, finishing in 1:21:23.

Devan’s older sister Brittani Webb also competed, completing the race in 1:33:34, good enough for 17th among female competitors.