Todd Booth, Walker Bell and Jason Smith were victors at Wednesday’s season-opening Nite Moves event in Santa Barbara.
All three won their respective races comfortably. Booth secured the 5k run with a time of 16 minutes and 52 seconds. Bell won the 1k ocean swim in 13:22.
Smith recorded times of 14:27 in the ocean swim and 22:37 in the 5k run to become the first to complete the aquathon.
In total, 259 athletes participated in the first Nite Moves of the year. The weekly run/swim is hosted every Wednesday at Leadbetter Beach.
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Matt Klonowski and Jacob Fulton finished second and third, respectively, in the 5k run.
Laura Turner was the top female competitor in the 5k run, finishing 15th overall with a time of 19:34.
The season-opener took place under a threatening cloud cover but the imminent wet weather held off just long enough.