Travis Holtby placed first in the elite division of the MRAC Attack Mini-Triathlon. [Photo courtesy MRAC]

Travis Holtby took first place in the elite division of the MRAC Attack Mini-Triathlon. He was two minutes shy of the record set by Jim Lewis (1:04:33) at the fall mini-triathlon.

Holtby was able to complete the 5K run, 10-mile bike ride and half-mile swim in 1:06:42. He followed by Todd Johnson at 1:08:09, and previous MRAC Attack record holder Lewis at 1:08:36.

This is the third Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center mini-triathlon that is intended to be both an individual self-challenge and a family participation event. Forty-five men, women and children participated in the event held Saturday, March 2 at the Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center.

The female winners in the Elite division were Jenna Woodbury (1:12:12), Wendy Young (1:21:19) and Sheri Simmons (1:22:27).

The shorter “Open” category consists of a one-mile run, a 5K mountain bike ride, and a 300-yard swim.

The male winners of that competition were Carl Stoye (26:15), Braxten Pierce (26:21) and Jaben Haws (32:29). The female winners were Alexa Pierce (31:50), Laura Haley (35:09), and Nicki Hazlett (37:30).

The “Youth” category, for those under age 12, features a half-mile run, a one-mile bike ride, and a 150-yard swim. Kids may use life jackets or kickboards if needed.

The male winners in this competition were Eli Hazlett (12:44), Styder Young (14:47) and Dawson Atwood (14:51). The female winners were Cadence Kasprick (15:58), Kylie Haws (15:59) and Payton Priest (16:36).

The youngest competitor was Hadley Kasprick, who is two and a half years old. She completed the youth course in 56:15.