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Page 16 - August 8, 2012 By Scott Swanson Of The New Era After years of running competitively in junior high, high school and then college, Crawfordsville resident Kambria Schumacher was ready to try some- thing new. "I'd been running all the time and you kind of get burned out," said Schumacher, 23, who graduated from Sweet Home High School in 2006 after a high school career that included four straight trips to state in cross-country and twice in track. She ran for Oregon State University for two years, clocking a personal- best 18:40.77 in the 5K. "I love competing in sports and stuff and I loved swimming and biking, so I thought, 'Triathlon, that would be fun. I could do that,'" she said. She launched her triathlon career last year with a couple of sprint triathlons (750 meter swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run), starting with the Portland Triathlon, where she finished third overall in the women's divi- sion and first in her age group. Then she won the wom- en's sprint event at the Best in the West Triathlon at Foster Lake last September, running 19:23, the third- fastest 5K time in the entire field - men or women. This year she's moved up to Olympic-distance events (1,500-meter swim, 25-mile bike, 10K run) after winning the Albany Sprint Triathlon women's Kambria Schumacher exits the water during a triathlon. SECTION Back on the market at a new price. Cute starter or rental in a nice neighborhood Large lot, RV parking, large fenced yard. Nice built-ins in all bedrooms really maximize the space. Oversized single garage and a covered patio. Perfect for RVers wanting to downsize. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1008sf. $90,000 MLS# 644954 Bill & Robbie Nyara - Heritage NW Real Estate Inc. 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Her finishes in 2011 were suf- ficient to qualify her for the Olym- pic Age Group Nationals in Burl- ington, Vt. on Aug. 18. She is hoping to make the trip, but needs some help with the $3,501.39 cost, she said. Schumacher's best triathlon finish came last weekend at the Amica Mid-Summer Triathlon, an Olympic-distance event at the Blue Lake Park in Fairview, where she placed second overall among fe- males and first in her age group, in 2:14:33. "That's the same course as the Blue Lake triathlon," she said. "I wanted to see where I was at. I dropped seven minutes off my time." Schumacher said she's fin- ished with college and is working in her family's Internet sales busi- ness. She said she's interested in turning pro in a couple of years and going to the nationals will give her a chance to compete against a wider variety of athletes. The top 18 finishers at the nationals qualify for Team USA for 2013, which competes in International Triath- lon Union's world championships, which attract the best athletes rep- resenting over 50 countries each year. Membership on the team in- cludes help with travel, insurance and support. She also wants to see if she can qualify for the 2016 Olympic team. That means bringing her times, particularly her running times, down. "This year I wanted to get down to 38 Or 37 minutes (for the 10K)," she said. "I haven't quite met that goal yet (40:56 at Amica). "I have high expectations for myself. I expected to do well in triathlons, especially with my run- ning background. If you're really good at running, a lot of times you do really well in triathlons." To support Schumacher, e-mail her at kttriathlete gmail.com. Kambria Schumacher runs the 5K leg of last year's Best athlon sprint competition at Foster Lake, which she won. File Photo in the West Tri-