High School National Championships

Clemson, South Carolina

April 22, 2016 7 a.m. (ET)

High School Championships

Inaugural High School National Championships

The Inaugural USA Triathlon High School National Championships will be hosted in conjunction with the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships on April 22, 2016 at the Clemson University Campus Beach in Clemson, South Carolina.

2016 Results: Click here

Start List with Bib Numbers: Click here for female, Click here for male

Distance: Non-draft Sprint Triathlon: 750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run

Registration: SOLD OUT. Please see the additional slots policy below.

Racing Age: Age as of 12/31/2016

Registration Fee: $50

Webinar: Click here for a helpful webinar presentation on all details of High School Nationals

Practice Warning: Biking on US-123 is dangerous and strictly prohibited. Anybody caught biking on US-123 will be ticketed by the Clemson Police.

Additional Slot Availability:

USA Triathlon has now SOLD OUT of the 2016 USA Triathlon High School National Championships race, to be held on April 22, and registration is officially closed. However, in an effort to create additional race slots, we are offering a partial refund policy that gives currently registered athletes, who have changed their plans and are no longer attending the race, the chance to receive a 50 percent refund of the paid entry fee. In conjunction, we are creating a wait list for those athletes who are still interested in racing.

As a first step in being eligible for a refund, athletes must indicate their inability to compete in the race by sending an email to: registration@usatriathlon.org and placing “HSNC Cancellation” in the subject line. The partial refund policy will work as follows: 
  • Refunds will be given on a first-come, first-served basis – according to when USA Triathlon receives the request. 
  • YOU WILL ONLY RECEIVE A REFUND PROVIDED THAT WE ARE ABLE TO FILL YOUR SPOT WITH AN ATHLETE FROM THE WAIT LIST. As we clear an athlete off of the waitlist, the corresponding individual at the top of the cancellation list will be notified that he/she will receive a 50% refund (excluding processing fee for online registration) to the credit card on file. 
  • All requests for refunds must be made by April 15.
Athletes who would like to sign-up for the wait list should register here. Those on the waitlist who are ultimately not allowed into the event will receive a full refund (excluding processing fee for online registration).
Any questions can be sent to registration@usatriathlon.org 

Participant List:

Click here for the latest participant list.

Please note: this list will be updated every Monday leading to the event.


(Click each map for a printable PDF version.)

Event Schedule

Updated 4/6/2016
*Subject to Change*


Activity Location
Thursday, April 21
5:45 PM High School Athlete Briefing  *Mandatory
Clemson Univ. Edgar Brown Union - Palmetto Ballroom - 527 Fort Hill St.
6:15-6:45 PM Packet Pickup *Mandatory Clemson Univ. Edgar Brown Union - (tent on plaza)
Friday, April 22
1:15 PM
Transition Opens - High School Men and Women  Campus Beach
1:45 PM -2:15 PM
High School Swim Warm-Up - High School Men and Women
Campus Beach
2:15 PM
Transition Closes - High School Men and Women
Campus Beach
2:30 PM
High School Women Start Campus Beach
2:40 PM
High School Men Start
Campus Beach
5:00 PM
High School Award Ceremony
Campus Beach - Finish Line



  • USA Triathlon Annual Membership
  • Proof of High School program enrollment
    • Options for Proof of Attendance (choose one):
      • School ID, report card, other form of identification verified by high school.
      • Eligibility Form
  • Encouraged, but not required: Results of at least one USA Triathlon Sanctioned race of sprint distance or longer within the past 12 months from the date of the USA Triathlon High School National Championships.  Please submit these race results to highschool@usatriathlon.org one week prior to the High School National Championships.
    • For 2016, there will be no required previous race participation. Starting in 2017, results of at least one USA Triathlon Sanctioned race of sprint distance or longer will be a requirement to participate in the USA Triathlon High School National Championships. *This cannot include the 2016 USA Triathlon High School National Championships


  • Combined Overall Club
    • The 2016 USA Triathlon High School National Championships will be scored according to the weighted point values in the chart below. The top two (2) female and top two (2) male finishers from each club will earn their club points depending on their official place in the race.  Starting in 2017, this scoring system will be expanded to top four (4) female and top four (4) male athletes will earn points for their club.
  • 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 2016 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


  • Club Awards
    • Top Three Clubs (In 2016, top two Female and top two 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
    • Note: All athletes, independent or club based athletes, are scored in this category

More Information

For more information on high school triathlon, please click here.