WEST WINDSOR, N.J. — Multisport clubs from across the country won national titles in sprint- and Olympic-distances Saturday and Sunday at the USA Triathlon Club National Championships, which returned to USA Triathlon’s National Championship calendar for the first time since 2016. The races were held as part of the New Jersey State Triathlon at Mercer County Park.
The course for both distances was shortened to provide athletes with a safe race experience in unusually hot conditions. Sprint-distance competitors covered a 500-yard swim, 11.5-mile bike and 2-mile run, while Olympic-distance athletes raced a 750-meter swim, 13.5-mile bike and 3.1-mile run.
Clubs were divided into three divisions for each distance based on total club size. Division I was comprised of the largest 33 percent of clubs in the race (based on number of athletes registered), division II the middle 33 percent, and division III the smallest 33 percent. Men and women were scored separately.
The three highest-placing athletes in each club, based on age-group finish, scored for their club using cross-country-style scoring (1 point for first place, 2 for second place, etc.), with the lowest combined score winning the title.
Cadence Racing PHL earned the women’s Division I sprint-distance club title, and Tri for Kopila earned Division II honors. There were no women’s clubs in the running for the sprint-distance Division III title. The men’s sprint-distance Division I title went to Full Throttle Endurance, while #CarpeDiem took the Division II victory and Tri-Donuts came out on top for Division III.
In the Olympic-distance race, Paramount Multisport claimed the women’s Division I win, and ProSwim Fitness took the Division II crown.There were no women’s clubs in the running for the Olympic-distance Division III title. Paramount Multisport also earned top honors for Division I men in the Olympic-distance, while Team J&J earned the men's Division II title and JPNJ won the men's Division III category.
USA Triathlon currently serves approximately 750 certified clubs. To find a club in your area, visit usatriathlon.org/findaclub.
The USA Triathlon Northeast Sprint Regional Championships and New Jersey State Championships were also held as part of the New Jersey State Triathlon. For more information and complete individual results, visit the event website. B-roll video footage of the event is available for media use at this link, and photos are available at jerseypix.com courtesy of Motiv Sports/John Dominy.
For a complete calendar of 2019 USA Triathlon National Championship events, visit usatriathlon.org/nationalchampionships.
2019 USA Triathlon Club National Championships
Club Standings by Division
Sprint-Distance: Female Division I
1. Cadence Racing PHL (8 points)
2. TRI856 (19 points)
3. NE Philly Tri Team (25 points)
Sprint-Distance: Female Division II
1. Tri for Kopila (16 points)
2. DC Triathlon Club (20 points)
3. Tri for Family Promise (37 points)
Sprint-Distance: Male Division I
1. Full Throttle Endurance (4 points)
2. Paramount Multisport (14 points)
3. TMB Racing (16 points)
Sprint-Distance: Male Division II
1. #CarpeDiem (17 points)
2. Fischer Strong (86 points)
3. Tri It Once (91 points)
Sprint-Distance: Male Division III
1. Tri-Donuts (38 points)
2. Team CN (131 points)
3. GR Dad Mafia (166 points)
Olympic-Distance: Female Division I
1. Paramount Multisport (5 points)
2. Brooklyn Tri Club (6)
3. Philadelphia Triathlon Club (14)
Olympic-Distance: Female Division II
1. ProSwim Fitness (23 points)
2. Tri-Dawgs Multisport Club (27 points)
Olympic-Distance: Male Division I
1. Paramount Multisport (7 points)
2. Mapso Tri (8 points)
3. TMB Racing (14 points)
Olympic-Distance: Male Division II
1. Team J&J (57 points)
Olympic-Distance: Male Division III
1. JPNJ (136 points)
2. Team PHLY (156 points)
3. Bio for Business (161 points)
About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 events and connects with more than 400,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work at the grassroots level with athletes, coaches, and race directors — as well as the USA Triathlon Foundation — USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).