USA Triathlon Weekend Notebook: November 6

By Caryn Maconi | Nov. 06, 2017, 4:09 p.m. (ET)

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).

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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.

For complete results from the Miyazaki ITU Triathlon World Cup, visit triathlon.org.

IRONMAN Florida

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.

For complete results from IRONMAN Florida, visit IRONMAN.com.