Featured Athlete for July 2017: The Cedarleaf C's

June and July are our Kids Triathlon months. Each year at the end of June we have the Fun in the Sun Kids Triathlon in Kettering and then we have both the Troy Kids and Springfield YMCA Kids Triathlons in July. At the Troy Kids Triathlon this last weekend, the Cedarleaf 5 C's (Cameo, Chaney, Collin, Calix and Caitlyn) all participated and all did fantastic! Cameo, 12, won first place in 11-12 female with a time of 26:26. Her sister Chaney, 11, was not far behind her, finishing with a time of 28:50. Their younger brother Collin, 8, won first place in 7-8 male with a time of 10:35 while Calix, 7, was not far behind with a time of 12:34. None of the results come as surprises, however. In Kettering in June, Cameo was the first 12-year old female, Chaney the first 11-year old female and Collin was the third place 8-year old male.

The Cedarleafs live in Minster. Their parents are Roxann and Nate. In addition to the five siblings that raced this weekend in Troy, there are two more siblings that are still too young to race. The kids swim on both summer and winter teams. They also participate in running clubs and the boys play baseball. In addition to doing the 3-triathlon series this summer, Cameo and Chaney are also doing our 10k Triple Crown which consists of the Strawberry 10k in Troy, Run to the Moon 10k in Wapakoneta and the Minster Oktoberfest 10k in October.

With seven kids in the family and 5 already involved in numerous activities, I am sure you can imagine how busy this family is. Kudos to Roxann and Nate for getting their children involved and simply getting them to so many events. Congrats to Cameo, Chaney, Collin, Calix and Caitlyn for your great races this last weekend in Troy. Good luck to Cameo and Chaney this weekend at the Run to the Moon 10k and to the entire family in the upcoming Springfield Kids Triathlon on July 29!