Comments: This was an open water swim. I started the swim off well and got good positioning around the first buoy and was with the top 5 but when the person in front of me dropped off, I also lost the pack. For the rest of my swim I was in front of the second pack, but I was still the second in my age group behind Brock coming out of the water. On the bike I had trouble getting into my bike shoes (again) and got a bit behind. Because this race was mixed (ages and boys and girls together), there was a pack of three girls and a boy that were working together ahead of me that I finally caught and finished the 10 k bike with. On the run I was running at a good pace but not at my best because I was cramping from dropping my water bottle near the beginning of the bike. I ended up in fourth place because two kids passed me right at the end and I just couldn’t stay with them. I had used everything up! I ended up within 11 seconds of 2nd place by the end.