Women’s Collegiate Triathlon National Championship
Three Arizona State University women swept the individual podium on Sunday at the Women’s Collegiate Triathlon National Championship at Tempe Town Lake, as the Sun Devils successfully defended their team title on home soil.
Freshman Hannah Henry took the individual win, followed by sophomore Charlotte Ahrens in second and freshman Kyla Roy in third. Eighty-one women hit the start line, a record field for the third official National Championship since triathlon became an NCAA Emerging Sport for Women in January of 2014. In total, 11 varsity teams and 10 club teams were represented at all three divisions. Athletes covered a sprint-distance course featuring a 750-meter swim, draft-legal 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run.
Team awards were scored based on the finishing placements of the top three finishers on each team, similar to cross-country scoring. ASU took the team title for the second consecutive year with six points, followed by Queens (17), the University of California at Berkeley (39), the University of Colorado at Boulder (48) and North Central College (86).
Awards were also presented to the top individual and team finishers in each division. ASU was the top Division I school, Queens earned the Division II title, and North Central College claimed the Division III crown. The individual division champions were Henry of ASU (DI), Knoll of Queens (DII) and Grace Miller of North Central College (DIII).
4th place for the Lady Buffs at #ncaatri! This is no small feat for a non-scholarship club team in a very strong field of full-fledged NCAA teams and I am super proud of these ladies. As an individual, I placed 7th overall. Not exactly what I was hoping for, but I put in a strong effort on the bike despite ending up in an unideal 2-woman paceline and finished with the 2nd fastest run split in the field. My draft legal inexperience showed yesterday, but I know there is much more to come. Huge thanks to @vcenduranceproject for getting me to this point. That's a wrap on this season! #skobuffs
For complete results from the Women’s Collegiate Triathlon National Championship, visit usatriathlon.org/ncaa.
Miyazaki ITU Triathlon World Cup
Summer Cook (Thornton, Colo.) and Taylor Spivey (Redondo Beach, Calif.) ended their seasons on a high note on Saturday, taking gold and silver respectively at the Miyazaki ITU Triathlon World Cup. The Olympic-distance race, which covered a 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike and 10k run, was the final stop on the 2017 ITU World Cup circuit.
Cook broke the tape in 1 hour, 54 minutes, 12 seconds, with a 38-second margin of victory over Spivey. Spivey used a strong finish to grab silver in 1:54:50, and Jackson crossed the line for bronze in 1:54:53. Also competing for the U.S. women were Sodaro, who took 11th in 1:56:45, and Burns, who was 21st in 2:00:57.
In the men’s race, Belgium’s Martin Van Riel claimed his first career World Cup gold medal in 1:42:36. Vicente Hernandez claimed a close second in 1:42:39, and Andreas Schilling of Denmark rounded out the podium in 1:43:04. Jason West (Boulder, Colo.) led the U.S. contingent, finishing 21st in 1:45:05. Eric Lagerstrom (Portland, Ore.) took 23rd in 1:45:20, and Kevin McDowell (Geneva, Ill.) was 28th in 1:46:00.
Happy to make this trip to Asia a double victory trip! Was able to execute some things I've been working on for forever today and it paid off. Thanks to everyone for your support throughout this (very) long season! I have lots of thoughts on the last two races and reflections on the season to come but it's time for me to completely check out from triathlon for a bit. It is time for a much needed vacation 🔜Kyoto and Osaka🇯🇵! 📸 @worldtriathlon
2017 season done!🍾 Heart mended. ♥️ . Happy to feel like myself again, and get out of the mid season lull. Ending on a high note (2nd) at #MiyazakiWC feels so good going into offseason. Headed home to hang up the suit and luggage, for much needed time with friends and fam. Vacay starts now! 📷 @tzaferes
That’s it for 2017! Gave it everything I had in Miyazaki. It was a long season with 19 races. A lot of success and a lot that I need to keep driving to improve. A big thanks to @apexcoach for guiding me through the year fit and healthy to all of my success and to all my friends and family that keep encouraging me through this journey. Now some time to reflect and check out a bit. Then 2018 begins! 📸 @tzaferes @rudyprojectna @kiwamitriathlon @altocycling @firstendurance
mixed feelings from Miyazaki. Blatantly dunked two strokes in, recovered, just missed the break, worked too hard on the bike, paid for it on the run. I felt really good through 5k on the run, but all that extra energy spent overcoming race conditions adds up. 📷 @tzaferes #miyazakiWC #worldtriathlon #triathlon
For complete results from the Miyazaki ITU Triathlon World Cup, visit triathlon.org.
More than 2,000 athletes from 47 states and 75 countries competed in the 19th IRONMAN Florida race Saturday in Panama City Beach. The course covered a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run, and two Americans came away with the overall victories. Elyse Gallegos (Gainesville, Fla.) took the women’s crown in 9 hours, 39 minutes, 51 seconds. Florencia Morales of Argentina took second in 9:41:56, followed by Leah Sherriff of Canada in third in 9:55:33.
In the men’s race, James Burke (Milwaukee, Wis.) took top honors with a time of 8:32:22. Derk De Korver of the Netherlands was second in 8:39:08, and France’s Quentin Kurc Boucau rounded out the top-three in 8:53:40.
So this happened.. what an unbelievable year 2017 has been! I promise Coach, @nickbrodnicki , I am officially embracing offseason! 🍕 🍔 🏖 🌴 ・・・ 2017 Ironman Florida - VIDEO - finish Elyse Gallegos 🇺🇸 9:39:51 - Wins Ironman Florida 2017 - . . #imfl #ironmannews #imflorida #ironmantri #ironmanflorida . . . Thank you sponsors!! ❤️@timexsports @timexteam @bridgeathletic @easmyoplex @trekbikes @wiivvit @rideshimano @blueseventy @juiceperformer @bolle_eyewear @ashworthawards @castellitriathlon
Surprised myself this weekend with a 9:48:58 finish at IRONMAN Florida. A massive thanks to @em_trimble, family, and friends who support me and this ridiculous hobby of mine. Excited to achieve my goal of a sub-10 hour IRONMAN finish but more excited right now to relax and enjoy time off from training. #beadadnotafad #teamwgww #ironmanflorida #imflorida #imfl #cieleathletics #garmin #newbalance #oakley #swimbikerun #medalmonday
For complete results from IRONMAN Florida, visit IRONMAN.com.