Posted by: Heart of America News | September 14, 2012

2012 Heart of America Champions!

Twenty-nine winners of the 2012 Heart of America (HOA) Championship series will race for the Championship crown Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Best Dam Tri in Coralville.

All season, all athletes who participate in an HOA race get points for each race they do. At the end of the season, we recognize the top three overall point winners, top three masters, and first place in each age group. The more you race, regardless to some extent, of where you place, the higher your potential standings.

Each HOA champ receives a commemorative T-shirt and the opportunity to race in the Champions wave at the Best Dam Tri on Sept. 16.

Run on the same course as last year’s Tri Hawks, the Best Dam Tri will feature both Sprint and Olympic races this year, but only the Sprint will count toward HOA points.

Free entries in HOA races in 2013 are the prize for the winners.

Participants of any age could claim the top prize, as times are age-adjusted according the formula used by U.S. Track & Field.

Here are the champions!

Female Overall:
Trina Dunham
Patricia Kenel
Margaret Millar
Male Overall:
Craig Goldsmith
Guy Olson
Dale Merrill
Female Masters:
Julie Evans
Male Masters:
Dave Steines
Female 19 & Under:
Leah De Matta
Male 19 & Under:
Sam Lundry
Female 20-24
Farrah Steinke
Male 20-24
Brad Johnson
Female 25-29
Katie Aronow
Male 25-29
Jordan Witmer
Female 30-34
Jill Snitko
Male 30-34
Jeff Miller
Female 35-39
Kasey Merrill
Male 35-39
Chad Goldsmith
Female 40-44
Cathy Steines
Male 40-44
Jim Hagelie
Female 45-49
Jenny Saylor
Male 45-49
Jason Aarhus
Female 50-54
Kim Sprenger
Male 50-54
John Grice
Female 55-59
Ann Vestle
Male 55-59
Joe McGrath
Female 60-64
Clara Decoster
Male 60-64
Dan Tucker
Female 65-69
Cathy Todd
Male 65+
Fred Hemsath
Male 70-74
Richard Walton
Male 75-79
Ron Ottaway
Male 80+
Lyle Roberts


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