Sunday, August 22, 2010
Two Geneva XC Runners Medal at Youth Olympics
Standout Geneva High School cross-country runners Kevin McDowell and Kelly Whitley won silver and bronze medals respectively last week in the triathlon at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. Both competed in events that included 750-yard swims, 20K bike rides and 5K runs. McDowell finished second to Aaron Barclay of New Zealand. Whitley was third, losing only to winner Yuka Sato of Japan and Ellie Salthouse of Australia. McDowell and Whitley train with the Illinois-based Multisport Madness Triathlon Team and qualified for Singapore at the April 16 ITU Triathlon American Youth Olympic Games Qualifier in Monterrey, Mexico.