October 9, 2014
t was a winning day all around for the Irvine Novaquatics
Hitchens brothers taking gold and silver medals for their
age-groups in the 37th Annual Newport Beach Triathlon event.
The Hitchens brothers Hunter (age 14), Grant (age 10), and Derek
(age 8) lead a strong performance by individuals in their
age-groups over the weekend on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 in Back Bay,
The 11-14 age division 200 meter and 7-10 age division 100 meter swim course was held in the Back Bay of Newport Beach. The flat-water ocean swim was followed by a 6 mile cycling course for the 11-14, and 3 mile for the 7-10 division, which takes the race on Back Bay and Eastbluff Drives. The scenic 2k mile run course 11-14 age group and 1k mile for the 7-10 incorporates the Back Bay View Park.
Hunter won his age-group with a finish of 33:35 min, and was especially strong in the swim segment with 3:51 (200M). His bike time was 19:27 (6 mile), and closed out the race with a 8:22 (2k mile). Grant followed with the best time in his age-group division finishing with a 20:40 min. Grant lead with a swim of 2:32 (100M), cycled a 11:48 (3 mile) and concluded with a 3:29 (1k mile). Derek swam a 3:00 (100M), cycled a 14:46 (3 mile), and ended a 1k mile run of 4:08 placing his second place division finish at 24:49.