This week’s BIG SHOT is of six local athletes who competed in the Marshman Sprint Triathlon at Marsh Creek State Park in Downingtown. The triathlon was held on Sept. 15 at 7 a.m. on a beautiful morning with an air temperature of 48 degrees. Over 400 participants competed in the race, which included a 1/4 mile swim in the lake, 12.5 mile bike ride in the surrounding community and two mile run in the park. The local particapants were, left to right: John Miller, of Elverson, Jody Essick, of Pottstown, Marlin Petersheim, Jill Stabolepszy and Ryan Petersheim, all of Morgantown, and Christy Miller-Longacre, of New Holland. Stabolepszy won a medal for finishing third in her age group category.