Forty-eight individuals and 12 teams completed the 2019 Zing Zang Phillips Chain of Lakes Triathlon July 13 at Elk Lake Park in Phillips. The annual swim, bike, and running event has been held each year since 2008 as a way to engage the local community and visitors to the area in a fun and healthy experience that showcases the area’s natural outdoor attractions. The event returned to its traditional race setting after last year’s event was held at Westwood Golf Course.

The triathlon had 13 sponsors this year, including: Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix, BW Paper System, Flambeau Hospital, Aspirus, Norvato, Marshfield Clinic Health System, Security Health, Molex, AC Carpet, WCQM 98 Q Country, Lakeview Pharmacy, Polacek Implement, and Forward Bank.

Individual results

Nate Schneider, Denver, M25-29, 1:02:54; Ben Popp, Springbrook, M45-49, 1:03:41; Jeff Juntti, Negaunee, M50-54, 1:04:31; Michael Schaefer, Grafton, Ohio, M45-49, 1:05:22; Daniel Babcock, Burlington, M30-34, 1:06:57; Rachel Botting, Three Lakes, F25-29, 1:07:34; Adam Beston, Menomonie, M35-39, 1:08:06; Kevin Greener, Mount Hope, M55-59, 1:08:37; Brandon Cunico, Wausau, M35-39, 1:09:23; Greg Pautsch, Hayward, M65-69, 1:10:00; Audun Mikkelson, Hayward, M60-64, 1:11:14; Scott Pederson, Fifield, M20-24 (top local), 1:12:16; Mark Schneider, La Crosse, M50-54, 1:13:20; Steve Schmidt, Menomonee Falls, M55-59, 1:13:36; Rob Ribbe, Eagle River, M50-54, 1:13:50; Kathie Pautsch, Hayward, F55-59, 1:13:55; Daryl Mcnutt, Hayward, M50-54, 1:15:44; Mindy Wagner, Abbotsford, F35-39, 1:17:59; April Rasmussen, Hayward, F35-39, 1:17:59; Paula Liske, Medford, F55-59, 1:18:20; Annikka Johnson, Phillips, F0-19 (top local), 1:18:44; Benjamin Way, Medford, M45-49, 1:19:39; Josh Doyle, M30-34, 1:20:06; Angela Engel, Abbotsford, F40-44, 1:21:23; Sean Wagner, Abbotsford, M40-44, 1:22:48; John Bauer, Medford, M50-54, 1:22:57; Mike Evon, River Forest, Illinois, M30-34, 1:23:57; Glenda Way, Medford, F45-49, 1:26:15; Julie Erickson, Fall Creek, F30-34, 1:26:23; Liz Huempfner, Abrams, F45-49, 1:27:23; Amanda Elsen, Marshfield, F25-29, 1:28:27; Kim Schneider, La Crosse, F50-54, 1:29:01; Scott Stalheim, Medford, M65-69, 1:29:24; Kalin Baratka, Phillips, F0-19, 1:30:02; Ann Knox-Bauer, Medford, F50-54, 1:l30:10; Jeremiah Cather, Fifield, M25-29, 1:30:28; Hunter Bridge, Phillips, M0-19, 1:31:10; Caroline Corbett, Butternut, F25-29, 1:31:47; Tim Gorton, Green Bay, M40-44, 1:32:42; Karen Rasmussen, Hayward, F65-69, 1:34:30; Rayanne Schneider, La Crosse, F0-19, 1:34:34; Elise Ertl, Phillips, F20-24, 1:36:14; Tony Johannes, Minneapolis, M55-59, 1:37:52; Thomas Kaster, Phillips, M40-44, 1:40:37; Maryline Gorton, Green Bay, F45-49, 1:40:39; Samantha Johnson, Lakeland, Minnesota, F25-29, 1:41:09; Ted Kulwicki, Phillips, M45-49, 1:44:10; Paul Dischler, Phillips, M35-39, 1:49:56.

Team relay results

Two Guys & A Girl (Kirsten Weik, Jasper Bushman, Mitchell Roberts), Catawba, 1:10:44; Splash, Flash, and Dash (Anika Kempkes, Grant Popp, Sawyer Zydzik), Wausau, 1:11:45; Wamy (Will Evon, Amy Evon), Melrose Park, Illinois, 1:18:13; Threat Level Midnight (Ava Baenen, David Konshak), Hobart, 1:20:07; Glide-Ride-Stride (Emma Tingo, Luke Popp, William Markkula), Springbrok, 1:22:35; KRK (Carly Rowe, Megan Kocher, Finn Kempkes), Oxford, Mississippi, 1:23:37; Los Huevos (Logan Bjork, Tony Kaster, Mathias Hoogland), Catawba, 1:23:37; Abrazo (Susie Daniels, Diana Doyle, Keri Nelson), Phillips, 1:25:04; Tri-Force (Connor Gabay, Elec Bjork, Jasper Bushman), Phillips, 1:25:23; Girl Power (Sue Evon, Bonnie Evon, Jason LaRuse), Melrose Park, Illinois, 1:27:02; Resist & Persist (Nicole Kulwicki, Annie Knudson, Shelly Anday), Phillips, 1:52:54.

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