Wegman wins collegiate division title at Half Ironman event

Bethlehem grad places 14th overall

Bethlehem Central High School graduate Roxanne Wegman placed first in the women's collegiate division at the Austin Half Ironman triathlon Oct. 23 in Texas.

Wegman -- competing with the West Point triathlon team -- completed the event in a time of 4 hours, 51:59 to win the national collegiate championship and place 14th out of 717 competitors overall. She defeated two professional Ironman competitors along the way.

The Half Ironman consisted of a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile run.

This is the first year that Wegman, a former cross country runner at Bethlehem, has competed in triathlons.

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