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Scheel, Myers notch Average Jo Triathlon victories in Perham

Fargo's Branden Scheel and Plymouth's Andrea Myers posted the top male and female times Saturday in the Average Jo Triathlon at Perham's Paul Miller Park.

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Branden Scheel competed in the 12-mile bike portion Saturday morning during the Average Jo Triathlon. Kim Brasel/FOCUS

Fargo's Branden Scheel and Plymouth's Andrea Myers posted the top male and female times Saturday in the Average Jo Triathlon at Perham's Paul Miller Park.

A field of 49 men and 31 women participated in the endurance event which called for competitors to swim one quarter of a mile, bike for 12 miles and run a four-mile course.

The 22-year-old Scheel crossed the finish line in a time of 58.21 - more than six minutes ahead of South St. Paul runner-up Cory Nygaard, 23, who notched a time of 1:04.33. Finishing third was 42-year-old Scott Myers of Plymouth with a time of 1:05.20.

Andrea Myers, 42, was just four minutes off Scott Myers' pace as she finished in a time of 1:09.42 to claim the sixth place overall. Alexa Stallworth, a 23-year-old from Tucson, Ariz., completed the triathlon in a time of 1:13.57 giving her 10th place.

Dent's Aaron Wegscheid and Perham's Mike Brasel placed 12th and 13th respectively. The 18-year-old Wegscheid came in with a time of 1:14.43 while the 43-year-old Brasel edged North Mankato's Christ Hendrickson and Farog's Karl Klindworth by only seconds with his 1:16.61 time.

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Deer Creek's Tanya Collins turned in the best time by a female from the Perham area placing 24th with a 1:22.33.

Wadena's David Sundheim, a past champion in the No Spandex Necessary spring triathlon, was 32nd overall with a 1:25.05.

Proceeds from the event help to fund the activities of Kinship in both Otter Tail and Wadena County.

Average Jo Triathlon Results

(Overall)

Branden Scheel (Fargo) 58:21

Corey Nygaard (S. St. Paul) 1:04.33

Scott Myers (Plymouth) 1:05.20

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Spencer Uetz (Grand Forks) 1:06.8

Thomas Loegering (West Fargo) 1:07.19

Andrea Myers (Plymouth) 1:09.40

Jeremy Brekke (Fargo) 1:10.25

Jack Hennen (Cambridge) 1:11.21

Blake Steinbring (Alexandria) 1:13.42

Alexa Stallworth (Tucson, Ariz.) 1:13.42

Neil King (Nevis) 1:14.10

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Aaron Wegscheid (Dent) 1:14.43

Michael Brasel (Perham) 1:16.16

Chris Hendrickson (North Mankato) 1:16.44

Karl Klindworth (Fargo) 1:16.53

Mark Olson (Enderlin, N.D.) 1:19.30

Thomas Matzke (Fargo) 1:21.5

Bill Burns (Moorhead) 1:21.24

Luke Anderson (New Orleans) 1:21.32

Jesse Miller (Minneapolis) 1:21.43

Ty Hegland (Fargo) 1:21.57

Steve Wagner (Fargo) 1:22.28

Ender Raghib (West Fargo) 1:22.29

Tanya Collins (Deer Creek) 1:22.23

Kiersten Cooley (Fargo) 1:23.43

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