University of Okoboji Triathlon

Monday, July 17, 2017
Photos by Seth Boyes

The University of Okoboji hosted its annual homecoming celebration this past weekend. More than 700 endurance athletes converged on the Iowa Great Lakes to compete in several events. Milford's Taylor Huseman, 24, won the overall triathlon for the third straight year, finishing in 1 hour, 22 minutes and 35.31 seconds nearly a full minute better than his winning pace in 2016. Urbandale's Scott Brown, 34, won the overall marathon in 3:01:01.49. Sioux Center's Tim Bierma, 25, won the overall half-marathon in 1:17:48.93. Lemmon's Brant Haase, 25, won the 10K race in 32:47.22. And the Maris family of Spirit Lake won the three-person triathlon relay. Rick, Ryan and NancyLynn swam, ran and biked their way to a winning time of 1:47.08.07.