Avid Butte runner Eddi Walker had quite the weekend.
Walker completed the Grizzly Triathlon Saturday in Missoula. On Sunday, she ran the 5-mile Ice Breaker in Great Falls.
Walker didn’t just finish the races either. She placed second in the 60-plus age group at the triathlon. Her total time was 1 hour, 47 minutes, 3 seconds. She completed the 500-meter swim in 14 minutes, 12 seconds, finished the 20-kilometer bike race in 1:01.58, and ran the 5K race in 30:53.
In Great Falls, Walker won the 60-64 women’s age group with a time of 45:24.
Butte’s Michelle Huntsman also ran the Ice Breaker. Her time of 37:46 was good for third in the 35-40 women’s group. Her children, Haleigh and Holt, ran the 1-mile race. Haileigh finished in 7:36, while Holt crossed in 7:45.
In Missoula, Butte’s Doug Joppa placed eighth in the 50-59 age group with a time of 1:21:02 (swim: 14:31; bike: 39:57, run: 26:35.)
Molly O’Neill, 26, of Butte finish the triathlon. She swam in 10:39, biked in 1:11:31 and ran in 37:07. Her mother, Sheila O’Neill, teamed with Kaye Pallante of Butte. The duo placed fourth place in the team division with a time of 2:18:35.