Santa Cruz resident Paul Matthews followed up a top-10 finish in the St. Anthony’s Triathlon at the end of April with a top-5 finish in the Avia Wildflower Triathlon over the weekend.
Matthews conquered the hills of Lake San Antonio, and the lake itself, in a total of 4 hours, 3 minutes, 20 seconds to place fourth among elite men. He finished the 1.2-mile swim in 22:18, the bike in 2:17:08, and the run in 01:20:46.
Jesse Thomas of Springfield, Ore., won the event in 3:58:59.
Results in this report are from the Wildflower website.
– Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets