A biker prepares to dismount at a transition point in the Sea to Ski Triathlon held Sunday, March 31, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

A biker prepares to dismount at a transition point in the Sea to Ski Triathlon held Sunday, March 31, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Greer, Kornfield take top spots in Sea to Ski Triathlon

Dozens of outdoor enthusiasts from both the Homer area and beyond took advantage of one of the last weekends of skiing on Sunday for the Sea to Ski Triathlon.

Forrest Greer was the first Ironman (someone who completed the entire triathlon solo) to cross the finish line in 1 hour, 8 minutes, 52 seconds. Miro Schaad was runner-up with a time of 1:11:00. Tamra Kornfield took first in the Ironwoman category in 1:15:17, with Homer resident Jennifer Bando in second at 1:17:00.

Kornfield is from Anchorage and said this is the first year she’s ever competed in the triathlon. She said it appealed to her because skiing is her preferred sport.

“We came down because I’ve always wanted to,” Kornfield said. “I’ve always read about it and had friends do it. And I like the idea of going from the Spit up to the top.”

The race takes athletes on a run from Mariner Park on the Homer Spit to West Homer Elementary School, where they switch to bikes for a climb up West Hill Road to Rogers Loop. That’s where the final ski leg begins at the Rogers Loop Trailhead.

“Having skiing in a triathlon is pretty cool,” Kornfield said.

Greer has competed in the triathlon before, but it’s been a few years since he’s done it. A Homer resident, Greer said the race is a fun one. Asked why it’s enjoyable, he joked that “Swimming’s really hard.”

Both Greer and Kornfield thanked the volunteers who put the race on.

The fastest time of the day went to the men’s team that came in first. I Predict Pain crossed the finish line with a time of 1:06:24. The fastest women’s team was Full throttle Mama’s in 1:11:02, and the fastest coed team was the Presidents with a time of 1:07:06.

Race results are as follows:

Ironman — 1. Forrest Greer, 1 hour, 8 minutes, 52 seconds; 2. Miro Schaad, 1:11:00; 3. Ian Marks, 1:13:29; 4. Jeffrey Helminiak, 1:14:12; 5. Jamieson Barnes, 1:15:30; 6. Joey Klecka, 1:15:55; 7. Jason Herreman, 1:15:58; 8. Michael Bergholtz, 1:17:31; 9. Wilfrid Roedl, 1:19:43; 10. Wes Jones, 1:27:06; 11. Mikel Salzetti, 1:27:19; 12. John Roedl, 1:35:12; 13. Adrian Isenhour, 1:37:56; 14. Aaron Isenhour, 1:37:56; 15. Jai Badajos, 1:56:21; 16. Lukas Renner, 1:56:41; 17. Martin Renner, 1:56:42.

Ironwoman — 1. Tamra Kornfield, 1:15:17; 2. Jennifer Bando, 1:17:00; 3. Melissa Smith, 1:18:22; 4. Katie Miller, 1:19:57; 5. Jane Wiebe, 1:24:23; 6. Maria Salzetti, 1:26:07; 7. Katie Holmes, 1:27:02; 8. Kathy Sarns, 1:29:41; 9. Allison O, 1:36:24; 10. Alecia Stengel, 1:39:51; 11. Jamie Whiteman, 1:46:01; 12. Elena Badajos, 1:47:30; 13. Eryn Field, 1:47:30; 14. Frida Renner, 1:47:31; 15. Rebecca Morissey, 2:09:55; 16. Rachel Stone, 2:36:44; 17. Sherry Pederson, 2:38:04.

Coed teams — 1. Presidents, 1:07:06; 2. DAB, 1:18:14; 3. Tri-nagles, 1:30:57; 4. Worth a Tri, 1:30:58; 5. 209 Combined Age Group Contenders, 1:38:04; 6. Former Leprechauns, 1:52:32.

Men’s teams — 1. I Predict Pain, 1:06:24; 2. Big Bad Pickles, 1:39:15.

Women’s teams — 1. Full Throttle Mama’s, 1:11:01; 2. Orcas, 1:38:49; 3. Ptarmigan Wrustlers, 1:40:37; 4. sarahlisa, 1:42:41.

Reach Megan Pacer at mpacer@homernews.com.

Tamra Kornfield skis to the finish line of the Sea to Ski Triathlon to win first place in the Ironwoman category Sunday, March 31, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Tamra Kornfield skis to the finish line of the Sea to Ski Triathlon to win first place in the Ironwoman category Sunday, March 31, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

A runner tags her teammate after the first leg of the Sea to Ski Triathlon on Sunday, March 31, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

A runner tags her teammate after the first leg of the Sea to Ski Triathlon on Sunday, March 31, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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