Jay Nonemaker Places 1st in Ironclad Triathlon

By Jay Nonemaker '10

During every spring of the last four years, one of the Webb traditions I have looked forward to the most was the Ironclad Triathlon, a sprint triathlon hosted by Webb Institute every May. This year a record breaking 400 athletes competed in the race. Although the triathlon was held on Memorial Day weekend this year, four Webb students competed: freshman Don Rickerson, sophomore Jack Oczeretko, junior Casey Harwood, and myself. We all did extremely well, each finishing the race in under 1 hour and 45 minutes. I myself was lucky enough to claim first place in the male 20-24 division. The weather that day was absolutely perfect, too. The Long Island Sound was much warmer than in previous years, and there was not a single cloud in the sky. The most rewarding aspect of the race was running through the main gate of Webb, crossing the finish line, and knowing that I had participated in such a physically demanding event at the place that I currently call home.