Paul and Kathryn Vroomen made their mark in the Vineman half-Aquabike competition in Sonoma County over the weekend.

Paul Vroomen, 56, was the top Santa Cruz-area finisher in 18th overall, and Kathryn Vroomen, 49, was 24th among women [73rd overall].

Paul Vroomen finished 13h among men and second in the men’s 55-59 age division, completing the 1.2-mile swim and 56-mile bike race in 3 hours, 22 minutes, 18 seconds. He did the swim in 34:58 and the bike in 2:43:23.

Ventura’s Mike Shaffer, 47, won the race in 2:47:57.

Kathryn Vroomen finished the swim in 36:13 and the bike in 3:20:05 en route to a 4:00:37 finish. She was sixth in the women’s 45-49 age division.

The women’s overall winner was Whitney Garcia of Boulder, Colo. Her time was 3:00:05.

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