Carpinteria’s Matt Organista, 22, won the overall title in the 2011 Santa Barbara Triathlon’s Santa Barbara Triathlon’s sprint course Sunday. It took the former Westmont College cross-country star 35 minutes and 24 seconds to complete the 500-yard ocean swim, the six-mile bicycle ride and the two-mile run.

Adrienne Binder, 26, of Santa Barbara, won the co-ed division. Binder, an All-American swimmer at Auburn University and a San Marcos High alum, finished the course with a time of 43:51.

Linda Vigil of Carlsbad finished first in the women’s-only sprint with a time of 43:25.

The 2011 Santa Barbara Triathlon, presented by Montecito Bank & Trust, benefited Santa Barbara Partners in Education, a program of the Santa Barbara County Education Office. Ben Romo, executive director of Partners in Education, completed Saturday’s long-course event with a time of 4:33:52. Romo, 38, finished in 463rd place out of more than 600 competitors.

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