Memories & Milestones
The photo of the Roaring Fork Womens Triathlon Team at the finish line of the 2008 Tri for the Cure Sprint Triathlon truly speaks a thousand words. Forty-three women competed with 3,000 women in a one-half mile open-water swim in Cherry Creek Reservoir, a 12-mile bike ride, and a 5K run/walk through the park. Their smiles represent a summer of hard work and determination. We couldnt be more proud of their accomplishments. The team consisted of members ages 16 to 63 from Rifle to Carbondale; from first-timers to triathlete veterans. Joyce Rankin, 60, placed first in the 60-64 category with a time of 1:31 :06; Nancy Reinisch, 55, placed third in the survivor category with a time of 1:32:45; and top 10 finishers included Heidi Halladay, 45, in the survivor category with 1:39:02. The Roaring Fork Womens Team was the largest Western Slope team in attendance. The women trained from May through July, learning the basics of swimming, biking and running/walking. Proceeds of the triathlon went to Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Money raised during P.E.O. Chapter AOs Elegant Auction held each December at the Hotel Colorado makes academic scholarships possible, as well as benefiting a local nonprofit.Rebecca Fitzgerald, daughter of Randy and Kathy Fitzgerald, will be attending the highly acclaimed Johnson & Wales University in Denver this fall. Chapter AO presented Rebecca with this scholarship to use towards completing her culinary certification.
Chapter AO awarded Anna Triebel one of their Book Scholarships. A 2008 Glenwood Springs High School graduate, Anna will be attending CU-Boulder this fall, majoring in biology with an emphasis in environmental/ conservation studies. Anna is the daughter of Jan Triebel and Steve Triebel.
Carly Stillman, daughter of Royle and Cindy Stillman, is a recipient of one of the 2008 Book Scholarships given by Chapter AO. Carly will head to CU-Boulder to major in biochemistry/pre-med. Carly hopes to become an orthopedic surgeon.
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