Nearly 30 William Paca Middle School students recently participated in the Hamptons Youth Triathlon, a culmination of six months of training through i-tri, an organization that empowers adolescent girls through triathlon preparation.
Throughout the training, these student-athletes participated in a curriculum of physical fitness, nutrition classes and self-esteem workshops, all affirming the positive character traits of respect, responsibility, teamwork and dedication. According to i-tri, the program is designed to foster self-respect, personal empowerment, self-confidence, positive body image and healthy lifestyle choices for adolescent girls.
These student-athletes pushed their minds and bodies to complete a rigorous 300-yard swim, a seven-mile bike ride and a 1.5-mile run to cross the finish line.
Congratulations to the student participants Shannon Bartholomew, Julieanna Basile, Desire Brown, Syrriah Bullock, Siniah Campos, Tiffani Capuano, Haley Cassero, Kiara Cheese, Kaitlyn Chepak, Ziedde Clarke, Alexandra Clougher, Cindy Garcia, Abby Hillman, Kiara Holmes, Juliana Iveschich, Angeline Lewis, Sally Mannix, Alisha McCarter, Serenity McCoy, Serenity Moore, Ashley Nicholson, Jasmine Ramos, Jasmine Reardon, Chloe Shea, Arissa Smith, Tina Waite, Megan Walbrecker and Aniya Wright.