Katie Herbine of Bangor recently finished ninth among women competitors at the Blackwater Duathlon in Cambridge, Md., which serves as the USA Triathlon National Long Course Duathlon Championship.
Herbine also finished second in the women’s age 30-34 division, qualifying her for the International Triathlon Union’s long-course world championships to be held Sept. 2 in Zofingen, Switzerland.
Herbine, the girls varsity basketball coach at Bangor High School, finished the 10-kilometer run, 70-kilometer bike ride and second 10-kilometer run in 3 hours, 31 minutes and 41 seconds to place 65th overall in the field of 220 competitors.
She opened the race with a 40:54 clocking in her first 10K run, then completed the bike leg in 2:04:43. Herbine finished the event with a time of 45:18 for her second 10K running leg, with her times transferring from one leg to the next accounting for an additional 2:46.
Peggy Yetman of Leesburg, Va., was the fastest woman in the field with a time of 3:10:29 while Monica Schoeneck of Muskego, Wis., was first in the women’s 30-34 division in 3:25:59.
Dave Slavinski of Point Pleasant, N.J., the 2011 USA Triathlon Masters Duathlete of the Year, earned his second straight long course duathlon national title in 2:53:32.
Maine-iacs win Cabot Trail Relay
Maine teams dominated the 25th Cabot Trail Relay, a 185-mile, 17-stage relay race held recently in Nova Scotia.
The Maine-iacs, featuring some of the state’s top road racers, easily ran to victory in 16:39:32, an hour and 25 minutes ahead of their nearest competition.
The team was led by Bar Harbor’s Judson Cake, who won both stages he ran. Overall, the Maine-iacs won 14 of the 17 stages.
Other Maine-iacs were Corey Bean, Emery Bickford, Mike Bunker, Robert Gomez, Adam Goode, Marc Halvorson, Jesse Hugo, Caleb Lander, Jeremy Lisee, Erik McCarthy, Spencer McElwain, Jeffrey Sprague, Tim Wakeland, Nicholas Wheeler and Jeff Zoila.
The top all-women’s team in the event was the Maine Road Hags, who finished sixth overall in 20:50:06.
Amanda LaBelle of Rockland raced in three stages, while Kristin Barry, Erica Jesseman, Abby Iselborn, Andrea Newton and Sheri Piers raced two stages each. Also competing for the Road Hags were Kathleen Bell, Casey Dunn, Marie-Claude Gregoire and Jeanne Hackett.