2017 High School National Championships

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

April 21, 2017 2 p.m. (ET)

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2017 High School National Championships

The 2017 USA Triathlon High School National Championships will be hosted in conjunction with the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships on April 21, 2017 at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

2017 Results: Click here 

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

Racing Age: Age as of 12/31/2017

Registration Fee: $50

Capacity: Registration will be capped at 300 athletes.

FULL RECAP AND RESULTS: Andrew Shellenberger, Audrey Ernst Earn USA Triathlon High School National Titles


Click here for live tracking and results.

Click here for the live race day blog.

programEvent Program

The 2017 USA Triathlon Collegiate Club & High School National Championships event program is now available in a digital edition (best viewed on desktop), Android and iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch. The event program features key event information, including the schedule of events, maps, frequently asked questions and more. Click here to view.

Pre-Event Webinar

All participants and coaches are encouraged to watch the pre-event webinars. Recorded by Race Director Brian D'Amico, these presentations provide all information needed for a successful event.

High School Webinar

General Non-Drafting Triathlon Rules Overview


  • 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.

Important Registration Information

  • There is no transfer or deferment of entries from one year to the next
  • There are no refunds
  • Athletes MUST be annual USA Triathlon members to race

To be eligible for awards you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be a U.S. national - someone who has resided in the U.S. for three years.

Event Cancellation and Modification Policy

In the event of extreme weather, natural disaster, community disaster or other unforeseen emergencies, our action steps will be as follows:
  • USA Triathlon, in concert with local officials, will make the final decision based on safety of the athletes, spectators, vendors, volunteers and others affiliated with the event. 
  • USA Triathlon may, based on the conditions of the course, shorten the distances or cancel the event altogether.  
  • Because costs of the event have already been paid out to cover various levels of production expenses, there will be NO REFUNDS, transferred entry fees or future complimentary entry fees.

Participant List:

Click here for the latest participant list. Click on the Collegiate Club link to view High School participants.

Please note: This list will be updated each Monday before the event.


Click here for High School Nationals courses.


Click here to view the event schedule for the whole weekend.


Click here for a answers to some frequently asked questions.


  • Combined Overall Club
    • The 2017 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 2017 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: 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
    • Note: All athletes, independent or club based athletes, are scored in this category

Awards Ceremony

The High School National Championships awards ceremony will occur at the finish line inside of the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on Friday, April 21 at 3:15 p.m.


USA Triathlon has contracted local hotels in Tuscaloosa to provide the best group rates during this event. Click here to book a room today.

More Information

For more information on high school triathlon in the United States, please click here.