Van McCarty of San Luis Obispo was his age group winner in the Wildflower amateur Long Course Triathlon on Saturday.
McCarty, racing in the men's 35-39 age group, finished the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run in 4 hours, 41 minutes, 50 seconds. He finished ninth overall out of 1,400 competitors.
McCarty finished about 1 1/2 minutes faster than the second-place finisher in his age group.
Saturday's Wildflower Triathlons also included a 1.4-mile swim, 9.7-mile bike and 2-mile run Mountain Bike Triathlon.
Local runners who finished in the top 10 of their respective age groups:
In the boys 10-and-under division, Charlie Watkins, 9, from Arroyo Grande, was the only racer in the age group. He finished in 1:25:40.
Thomas Nason, 12, from Atascadero, was fourth in his age group (boys 11-12), finishing in 1:39:44.
In the men's 17-19 division, Atascadero¹s Michael Murphy, 19, finished second (1:07:11) and Jake Clinite, 19, finished fifth (1:21:26). San Luis Obispo's Bryan Esterly, 24, crossed the finish line in 1:17:02 to claim seventh in the men¹s 20-24 age division.
Roy Worthen, 28, from San Luis Obispo, placed third (1:05:25) racing in the men's 25-29 age group.
In the men's 30-34 age group, Doug Carscaden, 31, from San Luis Obispo, was second (1:04:32); Eric Jenssen, 34, from Arroyo Grande, was fifth (1:05:21) and Scott Ritter, 31, from San Luis Obispo, was eighth (1:07:36).
Steve Sharp, 38, from San Luis Obispo, was fourth in his age group (men 35-39), finishing in 1:01:42.
In the men's 45-49 age group, Martin Ponek, 49, from Atascadero, was second (1:11:18); Mike Clinite, 48, from Atascadero, was fourth (1:11:49) and Richard Murphy, 45, from Atascadero, was 10th (1:21:29).
Daniel Inlow, 53, from San Luis Obispo, finished in 1:36:05 to claim ninth in the men's 50-54 age group.
In the men¹s 55-59 group, Gregory Slane, 57, from Atascadero, was sixth (1:47:31).
Dan Malone, 61, from Nipomo, was fifth in the men¹s 60-64 age group after finishing in 1:29:39.
In the girls 11-12 division, Anna Chaffee, 11, from Arroyo Grande, was third (1:30:06).
In the girls 15-16 age group, Arroyo Grande's Piper Watkins, 15, was first (1:14:25); Molly Summers was second (1:18:32) and Katie Lewis was third (1:19:00).
Corina Glover, 23, from Atascadero, was 10th in the women's 20-24 age division, finishing in 1:32:20.
In the women's 25-29 division, Jean Petersen, 28, from Arroyo Grande, was third (1:13:06); Alison Rush, 27, from San Luis Obispo, was sixth (1:18:01) and Lia Bettinelli, 25, from San Luis Obispo, was ninth (1:21:54).
Mary Ann Riley, 31, from San Luis Obispo, was sixth in the women's 30-34 age group in 1:15:27.
Sandra Stratman, 41, from Paso Robles, finished the women¹s 40-44 age group race in 1:19:13 to claim sixth place.
In the women's 45-49 division, Meleah Chaffee, 46, from Arroyo Grande, was third (1:21:19).
Cindy Himmelrich, 55, from Atascadero, was sixth (1:51:39) in the women's 55-59 age group.
Kathy Borland, 60, from San Luis Obispo, placed fifth in the women¹s 60-64 age group, finishing in 2:06:44.