Seven Frogs have Top 10 finishes in triathalon


    The 5th Annual Rockwall Sprint Triathalon on Sunday featured 14 faculty, staff and students from TCU.Trey Morrison, assistant director of fitness and wellness at the University Recreation Center, said the 14 participants represented the Rec Center, Student Development Services and the swim team.

    Ten Horned Frogs placed and seven had Top 10 finishes.

    Mary Ellen Miliam, associate director at the Rec Center, said a mass e-mail was sent out inviting faculty and staff to participate in the event.

    Miliam said the TCU Triathalon Workshop, which started in June, was a class offered to faculty and staff, but it also spurred the interest of some students.

    Athletes completed a 300-yard pool swim followed by a 14-mile bike and a 2.9-mile run.

    “I’m a runner,” said Sumer Jordan, program coordinator for TCU Transitions. “The swim takes more out of you than you expect it to.”

    The swim proved difficult for more than just seasoned recreational swimmers as well.

    “My performance in the cycling pleased me the most,” said Miliam, “which is unusual because I swim all the time.”

    The triathalon, which had 450 participants, was held at the Rockwall County YMCA and was open to ages 13- to 69-year-old women and 13- to 79-year-old men.