Hudson claims Nite Moves aquathon

Santa Barbara triathlon veteran Taj Hudson won the aquathon at Wednesday night’s Nite Moves Series at Leadbetter Beach.

Hudson, 40, covered the 1k ocean swim in 15:43 and the 5k run in 23:06 for a total time of 38:49. Jefferson Litten, 33, was second in 39:26 and Brian Roth, 36, third in 39:30.


The top woman finisher was Lindsay Covington of Ventura in 39:43 (fourth overall).

Walker Bell, 14, won his 11th 1k swim of the season in a time of 12:48. Zach Paris came in next at 13:08 and Adrienne Binder finished third in 13:14.

In the 5k run, 15-year-old Cole Smith of Goleta took first place in 17:32. Steve Lee of Ventura came in second in 18:09 and Richard Souleles, 17, was third in 18:16. Addi Zerrenner, 15, was the first female finisher (sixth overall) in 18:48.