UCSD Tritonman Triathlon
A number of U.S. elites kicked off their 2016 racing season with the UCSD Tritonman Triathlon on Saturday at Mission Bay, the site of the first triathlon in 1974. Hosted by UCSD students (and triathletes), the race is a primer for athletes racing in the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships, but also attracts elite triathletes who will be vying for spots on the U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team later this year.
San Diego-based athletes Joe Maloy (Wildwood Crest, N.J.) and Summer Cook (Thornton, Colo.) successfully defended their 2015 titles. View a gallery from the event here.
Maloy crossed the finish line of the sprint-distance race in 54 minutes, 2 seconds, just 6 seconds ahead of Ben Kanute (Geneva, Ill.) and 7 seconds ahead of Canadian Matthew Sharpe.
And then there were three... pic.twitter.com/OMDmErYJap— Andy Schmitz (@andyschmitz) February 20, 2016
Cook claimed the win with a 14-second gap over Renée Tomlin (Ocean City, N.J.), and Lindsey Jerdonek (Brecksville, Ohio) finished third.
Cook and Tomlin pulling away. Densham 3rd. Jerdonek, Spivey, Higgins and Gartman pic.twitter.com/Q8HuMvnumr— Andy Schmitz (@andyschmitz) February 20, 2016
Complete results are available at ucsdtriathlon.org.