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USA Triathlon Weekend Notebook: April 25

By Elizabeth Grimsley | April 25, 2016, 1:40 p.m. (ET)

WTS Cape Town

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

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! πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί #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 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #TeamCAF #TeamOssur #TeamUSA

Collegiate Club National Championships

Colorado University won yet another combined team title in Clemson, South Carolina, this weekend. The Buffaloes edged out UCLA for their seventh-straight title — a record streak. Navy rounded out the podium in third. UCLA dominated the women’s competition, winning the combined title by over 60 points over Queens University of Charlotte and Colorado, respectively. Colorado’s Brittany Warly won Friday’s Draft-Legal race while Arizona’s Erica Clevenger was victorious in the Olympic-distance on Saturday. For the combined title, Montana’s Erika Ackerlund was crowned champion after finishing second in the Draft-Legal race and third in the Olympic-distance. On the men’s side, Colorado narrowly edged Navy, taking back the title after finishing second in 2015. Penn State’s Mike Meehan won both the Draft-Legal and Olympic-distance races, becoming only the third male to win the double and first since Ben Kanute in 2013. Meehan was also named the combined men’s champion.
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.

High School National Championships
Taylor Knibb of MC Elite won the first-ever high school national title, finishing 12 seconds ahead of any other competitor in the race with a time of 58:41. Jake Baugher of Carolina Varsity Tri Club was victorious in the men’s competition, crossing the finish line in 58:53. For full results, including individual, team and overall rankings, click here.

St. Anthony’s Triathlon
At the 33rd annual event, Cameron Dye (Boulder, Colo.) won his second-consecutive title and third overall this weekend in St. Petersburg, Fla. Dye came across the line in 1:46:46, 39 seconds ahead of silver-medalist Ivan Tutukin of Russia. For the women, Sarah Haskins (Clermont, Fla.) was victorious, picking up her sixth-overall title at St. Anthony's, finishing with a time of 1:58:31. Second-place finisher Alicia Kaye (Clermont, Fla.), finished 23 seconds later. For full results, click here.