SOUTHEAST Asian Games gold medalists Nikko Huelgas and Ma. Claire Adorna finished in the top 10 of their respective events in the 2015 New Taipei ASTC Triathlon Asian Championship recently.
Huelgas placed eighth in the elite men’s division with a clocking of two hours, six minutes, and 18 seconds, six minutes behind gold medalist Yuichi Hosada of Japan (2:00:18).
Adorna clocked 1:12:53 in taking fifth place in the Under-23 division won by Shiho Sato of Japan in 1:09.40.
Huelgas and Adorna swept the triathlon gold medals in the SEA Games.
In other events, Kim Mangrobang and Kim Kilgroe also made it to the top 10 of the women’s elite.
Mangrobang, SEA Games silver medalist, placed seventh with a time of 2:22:25, while Kilgroe took 10th in 2:32:16 in the category won by Ai Ueda of Japan in 2:09:23.
Jonard Saim (11th), John Chicano (18th), and Deo Timbol (20th) also competed in the elite men’s division.