Pauline Kaminski, a fifth grade Riverside Central Elementary School student, took fourth place at the McDonald's Kids Triathlon in Chicago on Aug. 26.
Kaminsiki, who turned 10 two days after the event, missed placing third by one second. The Riverside resident improved on her finish from the previous year when she finished 24th out of 66 participants. This year, Kaminski finished ahead of 118 girls in her age group. The triathlon consists of a 100-meter swim, a bike ride of 4K, and a 1K run. Kaminski plans to compete again next year.