Tiger Triathlon is this Saturday

One of the top one-dayevents in Northeast Washingtonevery summer willunfold on Saturday morningat the Gillette LakeCampground when the24th Tiger Triathlon getsunderway.Swimmers will hit thewaters of Gillette Lake (altitude3,200 feet) promptly at8 a.m. It won’t take longfor the first swimmers toemerge from the water andget on their bicycles forthe fast, mostly downhillride along scenic Highway20 to Colville High School,where triathletes will headout over the rolling terrainof the Rotary Trail.Triathletes will get thetraditional Tiger Tri raceweekend started with theSuper 1 sponsored pastadinner from 6-8 p.m. Friday,July 18 at the Colville HighSchool cafeteria. Packetpick-up will also be from 6 to8 p.m. that evening, accordingto race coordinator, JakeWilson of the sponsoringcity of Colville RecreationDepartment.Other sponsors includeSuper 1 Foods, Tripp Distributing,Benny’s ColvilleInn, Runners Soul, AtriatDesign, the U.S. ForestService, Magna-Vis and Rayand Shari Bigalk.Carnes in topform for TigerThe award’s ceremonywill start at about 11:45a.m. at the finish line atColville High School, afterall participants have completedthe course.Back to defend his maleTiger Triathlon championshipwill be CHS graduateand Montana resident,Jesse Carnes. Carnes iscoming off an impressivenine-hour, 41 minute timein the recent Coeur d’ AleneIronman. The Ironman(2.4 mile swim, 112 milebike ride and 26.2 milemarathon) finish in Coeurd’ Alene was good for thirdplace in his 25-29 age groupand qualified Carnes for theprestigious Kona IronmanHawaii in November.Carnes finished the Coeurd’ Alene Ironman in 23rdplace overall.