2020 High School National Championships

Lake Havasu, Arizona

Oct. 17, 2020 10 a.m. (ET)


2020 HSNC

2020 High School National Championships Postponed 

The 2020 High School, Collegiate Club, and Duathlon Championships, all of which were initially set for this spring but were postponed due to the COVID-pandemic, have been rescheduled for Oct. 16-17 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, as part of the Havasu Triathlon co-hosted by race production companies Tucson Racing and 3 Disciplines (3D) Racing. The rescheduled Collegiate Club & High School National Championships will feature all of its traditional events, including the collegiate draft-legal sprint, non-drafting Olympic-distance and mixed relay races, as well as the non-drafting sprint race for high school athletes. All team and individual scoring will remain the same.

The Havasu Triathlon has a rich history of hosting national triathlon events. It was the site of the triathlon trials for the 1999 Pan American Games, as well as the 2004 and 2005 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships. In addition, the race — which is typically held in the spring but was postponed this year due to COVID-19 — has served as the Mountain Collegiate Triathlon Conference Championships for the last eight years.

Athletes who were previously registered for Collegiate Club Nationals, High School Nationals or Duathlon Nationals have a variety of deferral options, including transferring their registration to the 2020 rescheduled event in Lake Havasu, 2020 Youth and Junior Nationals (pending age requirements), the 2021 Collegiate Club (pending eligibility) or Duathlon National Championships, or another USA Triathlon-owned event in 2021 or 2022 — including Collegiate Club Nationals (pending eligibility), Youth and Junior Nationals (pending age requirements), Duathlon Nationals, Toyota Age Group Nationals (pending qualification) or the Legacy Triathlon.  Visit the registration page for further details.

Continual updates and additional resources from USA Triathlon regarding COVID-19 available through the Safe Return to Multisport Initiative. Athletes are encouraged to review Return to Racing Recommendations and Training Plans recently compiled by USA Triathlon.  USA Triathlon continues to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19, while following the guidance of local authorities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), when making decisions regarding the status of USA Triathlon events and programs. Any further potential changes to USA Triathlon’s National Championships event calendar will be communicated immediately.

Registration

Currently Registered Athletes
 
Athletes who registered May 28 or earlier will receive via email, a VIP link to continue participating in their currently registered events at the Collegiate Club and High School National Championships. Participants will receive via email, a VIP link to confirm their registration for the fall event. Please be sure to check you spam/junk folders if  you do not see it in your inbox by June 1, 2020.  If you do not receive your link, please email registration@usatriathlon.org. Athletes will have until June 30 to transfer their registration.  

Athletes who do not wish to participate at the rescheduled 2020 Collegiate Club and High School National Championships in Lake Havasu City, AZ have the option to defer their registration to another USA Triathlon event including the 2020 Youth and Junior Nationals Age Group races, 2021 Collegiate Club (pending eligibility) or Duathlon National Championships, or another USA Triathlon-owned event in 2021 or 2022 — including Youth and Junior Nationals, Collegiate Club Nationals (pending eligibility), Duathlon Nationals, Toyota Age Group Nationals (pending qualification) or the Legacy Triathlon. The deadline to transfer your registration to another event is June 30, 2020. Note that, beginning in 2021, High School Nationals will be discontinued and become part of Youth and Junior Nationals.

If you take no action, your registration will be automatically transferred on July 1 to the rescheduled 2020 event in Lake Havasu City in October, and you will receive a confirmation email. We encourage you to proactively transfer your registration to the October event by clicking on your VIP link you received via email. There is no benefit to this other than peace of mind, but we wanted to give you the option in case you already know your decision.

Deferrals

Currently registered participants can follow the below steps to defer to a different event after logging into myevents.active.com.  Athletes will have until June 30 to defer their registration.

  • Locate your current registration
  • Click Change event
  • Select the ‘USA Triathlon Deferred Event’
  • Select new event and year you would like to defer your registration to
  • Click CONTINUE
  • Verify Registration information
  • Agree to the waiver
  • Enter Electronic signature
  • Click CONTINUE
  • Click COMPLETE

If you have registered for multiple races in the same event, you will need to follow this process for each race (i.e. you registered for standard-distance and non-draft sprint duathlon races). If you do not transfer or defer by July 1, your registration will automatically transfer to the fall 2020 event in Lake Havasu City.  

Age Eligibility
 
USAT defines eligibility for high school students as June 1st after 8th grade graduation until September after Senior year graduation. An exception to this scenario is any student graduation in the spring/summer can compete and score in the fall event.

 

Updated Cancellation Policy (CCNC/HSNC)

Should the event be canceled due to COVID, the following refund structure would be implemented: 

  • On or before July 5  – 100% refund
  • On or before August 30 – 80% refund
  • On or before September 15 – 50% refund
  • On or after September 16 – No refund

Refunds will only be issued if the event is cancelled due to COVID-19-related issues.  Further, no refunds will be given if the athlete’s school does not fund their triathlon club or does not cover travel expenses. If the event is modified due to state or federal restrictions (for example, conditions necessitating a time trial start), refunds will not be given.

 

2019 Results: Click here 

Distance: Non-draft Sprint Triathlon: 750m swim, 21k bike, 5.1k run

Racing Age: Age as of 12/31/2020

Registration Fee: $50

Capacity: Registration will be capped at 300 athletes.

Scoring

  • Combined Overall Club
    • The 2020 USA Triathlon High School National Championships will be scored according to the weighted point values in the chart below. The top four (4) female and top four (4) male finishers from each club will earn their club points depending on their official place in the race.
  • Male & Female Club
    • Region Based Clubs and Independent High School Clubs will also score their male athletes and female athletes separately for a Female Club score and a Male Club score. See the “Awards” section below for further detail.
  • Individual
    • The 2020 USA Triathlon High School National Championships will be scored as follows for each gender:
    • Finishers at the High School National Championship will earn points based on the weighted point system above.  Finishers at the 41st place and below receive 1 point. Racers who do not finish will not earn points.
 Place Points Place Points
 1st 100  10th 50
 2nd 90  11th 48
 3rd 85  12th 46
 4th 80  20th 30
 5th 75  21st 29
 6th 70  22nd 28
 7th 65  40th 10
 8th 60  41st 1
 9th 55  42nd 1

Awards

  • Club Awards
    • Top Three Clubs: Top four female and top four male athletes contribute to the club score

    • Top Three Male Clubs: Top four (4) athletes from club will contribute to the Male Club score

    • Top Three Female Clubs: Top four (4) athletes from club will contribute to the Female Club score

    • Note: Only athletes associated with a USA Triathlon High School Club will contribute to this category

  • Individual Awards
    • Top 3 Male Overall and Top 3 Female Overall
    • PC Open Top 3 Male Overall and Top 3 Female Overall
    • Note: All athletes, independent or club based athletes, are scored in this category