Rocky Ford event helps support swimming pool
The Melon Man Triathlon in Rocky Ford sported 53 competitors this year. The challenge: run five kilometers, cycle 10 miles, then swim 250 meters. Finishing first in the women’s division was Jean Hinkle of Fowler; first in the men’s division was Larry Navarro of Pueblo.
In the team division, winners were “The Incredibles” from Pueblo. Lorenzo Wade ran the 5K, Jim Wade rode the bike course, and Olandis Bradshaw swam the 250 meters in the Rocky Ford Swimming Pool. Entry fees were all donated to the Friends of the Rocky Ford Swimming Pool.
The prizes? Hinkle and Navarro each received a Rocky Ford watermelon, in honor of accomplishing all three feats. “The Incredibles” each received a Rocky Ford cantaloupe.