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Priya Vasan

Priya Vasan

Priya Vasan (pictured), a student at West University Elementary School, recently completed in the Mini Mates Division for the Captain Kids Triathlon at Moody Gardens in Galveston. This was Priya’s first time participating in the race and it was the eighth year for the triathlon to take place. She started to train early for the race, starting in mid-August. Her training coach was West University Elementary School Physical Education teacher Amanda Jehn. The triathlon course was made just for kids with a total of four divisions and different course distances. The race included a 200-meter swim, 4-mile bike ride, and a 1-mile run for the Mates division; a 100-meter swim, 2-mile bike ride and a 1/2 -mile run for the Mini Mates division. Priya’s parents Suresh and Jessica Vasan cheered her on from the sidelines.

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