RYE, NY - Members of the Iona College swimming and diving team along with members of the Iona College lacrosse team were among the more than 200 other volunteers, on the course of the 29th Annual Westchester Triathlon on Saturday, September 28.
The triathlon, which starts with a .9M swim at Rye Town Park and traverses through Rye, Port Chester, Rye Brook, Greenwich, Harrison and Purchase along a 25 mile bike course and ends with a 6.2 mile run back to Rye Town Park.
The race featured more than 800 finishers and benefited charities including MAC ANGELS, which is a support agency for those with ALS; the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Westchester; The Blazeman Foundation for ALS; The Challenged Athletes Foundation; The Rye YMCA and The Wounded Warrior Project
The Westchester Triathlon is a non-for profit organization, 501(c)(3), all net proceeds from this event are donated to local charities.
“This was our eighth year helping and is a unique opportunity for our student athletes to give back to our local community as well as some very unique charities.” commented head coach Nick Cavataro, who along with assistant coach Anthony Bruno assisted along the course and shuttled volunteers.
“I was very pleased to see three of our seniors, Brigitte Doughty, Nick Kotonias and Denis O’Connor step forward on the day before the race to help as lifeguards on the beach swim," said Cavarto, "and taking to the 65 degree water at 6:30 am!"