Space Soldiers lead the pack during triathlon
March 31, 2014
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar -- Space Soldiers dominated during Camp As Sayliyah's triathlon that was hosted March 15 to engage military members and the local community and promote a culture of physical fitness, resiliency and a healthy lifestyle.
The five sergeants, all with Bravo Detachment, 1st Space Company who operate the Joint Tactical Ground Station in the Central Command area of operations, competed against about 250 participants.
The competition was divided into two events, the Sprint and the Super Sprint. The Sprint event included a 1,000 m swim, 20 km bike ride and 5 km run; the Super Sprint event included a 500 m swim, 10 km bike ride and a 2.5 km run. The age categories were: open, 30-39, 40-49 and over 50.
Sgt. Chadwell Luton and Sgt. William Page competed in the Sprint event, and Sgt. Timothy Ahlers, Sgt. Jason Jones, and Sgt. Charles Miller competed in the Super Sprint event.
Luton, a JTAGS engagement control team leader, placed second in the men's 30-39 age bracket with a time of 1:51:40. Page, a JTAGS engagement controller, placed third in the men's 30-39 age bracket with a time of 1:53:20.
Ahlers, a JTAGS engagement controller, placed third overall in the men's 30-39 age bracket. Jones, a JTAGS engagement control shift leader competed in the men's open age bracket and finished in 1:01:29. Miller, a JTAGS Engagement control shift leader, competed in the men's open age bracket and finished in 1:01:50.
"These outstanding noncommissioned officers of Bravo Detachment, 1st Space Company represented their unit and the space community very well," said Capt. R. Neal Nichols, detachment commander.
The triathlon was sponsored by Area Support Group-Qatar.