USA Triathlon Weekend Notebook: April 25

By Caryn Maconi | April 25, 2017, 3:13 p.m. (ET)

USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships

Nearly 1,300 athletes from 132 collegiate clubs competed last weekend in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, at the 2017 USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships. Racing began Friday with the sprint draft-legal race, in which Colorado’s Dan Feeney and Erica Hawley took individual wins. In Saturday’s Olympic-distance championship, Colorado’s Nick Noone earned the men’s national championship title, while Columbia University’s Cecilia Davis-Hayes was the women’s champion. In the team standings, the University of Colorado came away with its eighth consecutive overall team title, just nine points ahead of the runner-up U.S. Naval Academy. Colorado also earned the women’s team title, while Navy took the men’s team title. Feeney and Hawley were also named men’s and women’s combined champions for their top overall performances throughout the weekend.

 

For complete results from Collegiate Club Nationals, visit usatriathlon.org/usatcn17.

USA Triathlon High School National Championships

Held in conjunction with Collegiate Club Nationals, the second-annual USA Triathlon High School National Championships featured more than 130 of the top high-school triathletes in the nation. Athletes competed on a sprint-distance, non-drafting course featuring a 750m swim, 20k bike and 5k run. Audrey Ernst (South Elgin, Ill.) came out on top in the girls’ race, sharing the podium with runner-up Grace Obando (Herndon, Va.) and third-place Lauren Garriques (Lake Forest, Ill.) Andrew Shellenberger (Indianapolis, Ind.) earned the national champion title in the boys’ race, while Luis Ortiz (Orlando, Fla.) and Austin Podhajsky (Parker, Colo.) placed second and third respectively.

From @usatriathlon High School Nationals in Alabama to High School Prom in Maryland in under 14 hours. #howtriathletesdoprom#goodtransition pic.twitter.com/SbhPQpUcSn

For complete results from High School Nationals, visit usatriathlon.org/usatcn17.

Bridgetown CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup

Lindsey Jerdonek (Cleveland, Ohio) took the women’s elite win at a CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup in Bridgetown, Barbados on Sunday, sharing the podium with Vanessa De La Torre of Mexico in second and Emy Legault of Canada in third. Other American female finishers included Sarah Alexander (Shaker Heights, Ohio, 6th), Katie Gorczyca (Las Vegas, Nev., 9th), Michelle Mehnert (Champaign, Ill., 10th) and Nicole Truxes (Tempe, Ariz., 11th). In the men’s elite race, Robby Webster (Puyallup, Wash.) was the top American in 11th, and Ian Boggs (Zionsville, Ind.) was 22nd.

For complete results from the Bridgetown CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup, visit triathlon.org.

IRONMAN Texas

Two Americans came out on top at the IRONMAN North American Championship in The Woodlands, Texas, on Saturday. Matt Hanson (West Concord, Minn.) earned the men’s pro win with a time of 7 hours, 52 minutes, 44 seconds, a new IRONMAN American record. He was almost four minutes ahead of runner-up Ronne Schildknecht of Switzerland. Bermuda’s Tyler Butterfield rounded out the men’s pro podium.

 

In the women’s pro race, Jodie Robertson (Melville, N.Y.) took the win in 8 hours, 56 minutes, 32 seconds. She finished three minutes ahead of her closest competitor, Michaela Herlbauer of Austria, and more than four minutes ahead of the third-place finisher Maja Stage-Nielsen of Denmark.

A new world-record IRONMAN bike split was also recorded in Texas this weekend, as Andrew Starykowicz (Wauconda, Ill.) posted a blazing 4:01:14 over the 112-mile course. Starykowicz would go on to place 25th in the men’s pro race with a time of 8:54:45. The race was an important step in a remarkable comeback for Starykowicz, who eight months ago was struck by a van and severely injured.

For full results from IRONMAN Texas, visit Ironman.com.

IRONMAN 70.3 Peru

Andy Potts (Princeton, N.J.) and Jesse Thomas (Bend, Ore.) posted a 1-2 finish on Sunday at IRONMAN 70.3 Peru. Potts covered the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run course in 3 hours, 44 minutes, 53 seconds. Thomas was close behind in 3:45:21, while Felipe Van De Wyngard of Chile took third in 3:48:47. It was an American podium sweep in the women’s pro race, with Heather Jackson (Bend, Ore.) taking the win in 4:12:41, Sarah Piampiano (Cumberland, Me.) second in 4:15:38, and Lindsey Corbin (Bend, Ore.) third in 4:16:58.

 

Yayyyy! So excited to break the tape here in #Lima #Peru #🇵🇪 Thank you to the race organizers, volunteers and this city for an incredible first time race! A massive thank you to all of my sponsors for their ongoing support. A big thank you to @herbalife24 @herbalife for making this trip possible and the opportunity to meet so many #TeamHerbalife members here in South America. Thank you to my coach @joegambles 😀 and as always, my #1 @wattieink for his ❤ and support every single day. Huge congrats @spiampiano @linseycorbin @leandacave and the rest of our pro field, as well as everyone who finished today!!!Thanks to everyone out there cheering and for all the support/messages from afar! So grateful😊 Gracias Peru😀

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hjacksonracing Yayyyy! So excited to break the tape here in #Lima #Peru #🇵🇪 Thank you to the race organizers, volunteers and this city for an incredible first time race! A massive thank you to all of my sponsors for their ongoing support. A big thank you to @herbalife24 @herbalife for making this trip possible and the opportunity to meet so many #TeamHerbalife members here in South America. Thank you to my coach @joegambles 😀 and as always, my #1 @wattieink for his ❤ and support every single day. Huge congrats @spiampiano @linseycorbin @leandacave and the rest of our pro field, as well as everyone who finished today!!!Thanks to everyone out there cheering and for all the support/messages from afar! So grateful😊 Gracias Peru😀 For full results from IRONMAN 70.3 Peru, visit Ironman.com.