Junior Elite, U23 Triathletes of the Year Selected

March 10, 2008, 12 a.m. (ET)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. ( Mar. 10 2008 ) USA Triathlon is pleased to announce the selections for the Garmin 2007 Junior Elite and U23 Triathletes of the Year awards. 

Junior Elite Male Triathlete of the Year
Greg Billington (Spokane, Wash.)
-1st place at Junior Elite National Championships
-Gold medal at Des Moines Junior Elite National Cup
-Gold medal at Canadian National Championships
-12th place at Junior Elite World Championships

Honorable Mention
(listed alphabetically)
Willy Pickhardt, Ben Steavenson

Junior Elite Female Triathlete of the Year
Lauren Goldstein Kral (Shaker Heights, Ohio)
-Silver medal at Des Moines Junior Elite National Cup
-2nd place at Junior Elite National Championships

Honorable Mention
(listed alphabetically)
Kate Ross, Natalie Russell

U23 Male Triathlete of the Year
Ethan Brown (Lowell, Mass.)
-1st place at Honolulu
-1st place at U23 National Championships
-5th at Longmont

Honorable Mention
(listed alphabetically)
Kevin Collington, John Dahlz

U23 Female Elite Triathlete of the Year
Jasmine Oeinck (Littleton, Colo.)
-2nd place at U23 World Championships

Honorable Mention
(listed alphabetically)
Jennifer Spieldenner, Justine Whipple

In addition to sponsoring USAT's Athletes of the Year program, Garmin supports the USAT Trade Team and Coaching Education Program with their renowned GPS-based training and mapping tools.

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