Sports - November 24, 2010

Sports briefs: Menlo Park cyclists takes bronze

Haley Juno-Galdes, Andi Smith, and Jane Wolcott of Menlo Park recently won a bronze medal at the USA Cycling 2010 Elite Track Nationals in Carson, California.

On Sept. 30, they competed in the team pursuit at an indoor, 250-meter racing track used for brakeless bicycles.

The women usually train together with the Webcor/Alto Velo bicycle racing development team.

"I'm impressed with their ability to work as a team, and to accommodate each others' weaknesses and strengths," said Dan Smith of SportVelo in Menlo Park, who coached them "I think that they exceeded their own expectations, but I know that they each have plenty of potential that we will see in the year to come."

Portola Valley native competes in IronMan

Jessica Weiher Robinson, a Portola Valley native, finished her second World Championship IronMan competition in Kona, Hawaii, on Oct. 9.

She improved her time by 2 hours and 25 minutes, finishing the race in a total of 12 hours, 19 minutes.

The IronMan race consists of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike race, followed by a marathon (26.2 miles). Over 50,000 international athletes compete to qualify for the 1,800 spots in the World Championship.

Ms. Robinson has been a triathlete for three years. She and her husband, Patrick Robinson of Menlo Park, currently reside in Waikoloa, Hawaii.

— Samantha Bergeson


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