Kirsten Kasper (North Andover, Mass.) had her career-best finish in South Africa, finishing fifth at the sprint event Sunday. Kasper came across the finish line at 1 hour, 8 seconds, just 19 seconds back of gold-medalist non Stanford of Great Britain. Sarah True (Hanover, N.H.) also had a top-10 finish, coming in at No. 9 with a time of 1:00:33.
Successful day at #WTSCapetown Progress made and great lessons learned... Excited to head back to the US after being away for 2 months! Next stop #wtsyokohama #triathlonjourney Photo/Viviane Sloniewicz
On the men’s side, Kevin McDowell was the highest American male, coming in at 39th. For full results, visit usatriathlon.org.
— Sarah True (@sgroffy) April 24, 2016
Penrith ITU World Paratriathlon Event
A number of Americans raced in Australia this weekend at the ITU World Paratriathlon Event, including Elizabeth Baker who won PT5 and Sarah Reinertsen who won PT2. Baker finished her race in 1:15:10, more than two minutes faster than silver-medalist Atsuko Yamada of Japan. In PT2, Reinertsen also easily won her sport class, crossing the finish line in 1:29:44. The next closest finisher, Japan's Yukako Hata, didn't come in until more than four minutes later.
Gold medal day @worldtriathlon #ITU #paratriathlon race in Australia! I reached the top of the podium today in Penrith with the support of a big team, including my coach @michellie_jones. Thanks to MJ for pushing me harder in my training and setting me up for success in Oz! 🇦🇺 #GiddyUp A big round of thanks to my sponsors who make all these athletic endeavors possible, THANK YOU @cafoundation @ossurcorp @nike @nuunhydration @ismseat @xterrawetsuits @rudyprojectna @astepaheadprosthetics @usaparatriathlon #JLPieCo #Procellera #mywinningmoment 🇺🇸 #TeamCAF #TeamOssur #TeamUSA
Collegiate Club National Championships
UCLA rounded out the weekend of racing, winning the Mixed Team Relay over Arizona and Navy. Navy picked up the armed services team title and Oregon State earned the team spirit award.
For full results of every race from the championships as well as combined and overall rankings, click here.