Local athletes shine at Pesthy Pentathlon
The inaugural Paul Pesthy Memorial Pentathlon Meet took place this past weekend, in conjunction with the Yorick Fencing Tournament held at Texas State University.
As expected nationally-ranked fencer Kristina Troyanski from Austin won the event with 28 victories for 1,024 pentathlon points.
Local San Marcos baseball standout Gus Bates was a pleasant surprise, winning second place with 27 victories for 1,000 pentathlon points.
The women dominated the swimming event with Nebraska’s Alexandra Murray finishing first in an adjusted time of two minutes, 28.51 seconds, followed by San Marcos High School junior Monet Moreau at 2:32.76.
Fellow San Marcos High School swim team members Josh Vences and Choon Lai finished closely at 2:33.83 and 2:34.40, respectively.
Bates again surprised everyone by powering through the combined event in 14:29. Although he timed out in subsequent series, his first series was completed in less than 15 seconds. Noteworthy is the fact that Bates had never practiced shooting before the event.
Those interested in competing this exciting Olympic sport can contact John Moreau at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (512) 245-3761.