Awards

Collegiate Olympic-Distance

Category  Place
Collegiate National Female 1-10
Collegiate National Male 1-10
Fastest Swim Split Female 1
Fastest Swim Split Male 1
Fastest Bike Split Female 1
Fastest Bike Split Male 1
Fastest Run Split Female 1
Fastest Run Split Male 1
Fastest Transition Split Female 1
Fastest Transition Split Male 1

Weekend Awards

Category  Place
Overall Team (Summation of Male and Female Team scores, and MTR score) 1-5
Overall Male Team (1 DL + 4 Olympic) 1-5
Overall Female Team (1 DL + 4 Olympic) 1-5
Armed Forces 1
Team Spirit Award 1
Combined Individual Male (DL + Olympic) 1
Combined Individual Female (DL + Olympic) 1

Draft-Legal

Category Place
Female 1-3
Male 1-3
 Mixed-Team Relay 1-3

PC Open

Category Place
PC Open Male 1-3
PC Open Female 1-3
                

Awards Ceremony

The awards ceremony for Collegiate Club Nationals will take place at the Tempe Marketplace - District Stage from 8-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. This venue is outdoors, so please dress accordingly.

The High School Nationals awards ceremony will take place at the finish line on Friday, April 5 at 3:15 p.m.

Collegiate Competitive Rules

Please ensure your team is familiar with the collegiate competitive rules. Click here to view the document in PDF format.

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Weekend Awards

Team Spirit Award

The Team Spirit Award, sponsored by AfterShokz, will once again be handed out to the club team with the best overall spirit throughout the week of Collegiate Club Nationals. Committee members will be keeping a close eye on the teams throughout the week, and will make their final decision based off of team spirit and dress leading up to the awards ceremony on Saturday night. The winning team will be announced at the ceremony and will receive 10 pairs of AfterShokz Trekz Air open-ear headphones that utilize patented bone conduction technology allowing triathletes to listen to all that motivates them, without compromising their safety or the safety of others.

Draft-Legal Sprint

The USA Triathlon Draft-Legal Collegiate Championship will kick off the Collegiate National Championship weekend on Friday, April 5. Only the best 75 collegiate male athletes and 75 collegiate female athletes in the United States will qualify to participate in the draft-legal race, and each of USA Triathlon’s 10 collegiate conferences will be allocated slots in the field. Qualified athletes will be able to compete in both the draft-legal and Olympic-distance Collegiate National Championship events. Both races will count toward the Collegiate Nationals team scoring. All Draft-Legal athletes are required to attend a mandatory Athlete Briefing/Packet Pick Up on Thursday, April 4 at 5 p.m. at the Sun Devil Fitness Complex - Maroon Gym.

**No bikes permitted inside facility!**

Draft-Legal Rules
  • The pre-race briefing is mandatory.
  • Time penalties assessed in the Penalty Box on the run course or stop-and-go in transition.
  • Wetsuits are not allowed above 20°C (68°F).
  • Athletes must move forward after the start signal.
  • Blocking or interfering with the forward progress of another competitor is not allowed.
  • Athletes lapped (overtaken) on the bike course will be withdrawn from the competition.
  • Helmet chin-strap must be buckled at all times when touching the bike.
  • Aero helmets are not permitted.
  • All equipment must be placed in your individual transition bin after use.
  • Torso must be covered from race start to finish.
  • Unsportsmanlike conduct, including inappropriate language directed at fellow competitors, volunteers, or officials, may result in disqualification.
  • Bicycle must have a traditional triangular frame; wheels must have at least 16 spokes and should be of equal dimensions; handlebars must be traditional drop-style with bar-ends plugged; clip-on aerobars may not extend beyond the brake levers’ foremost line and must be bridged; no bar-end gear shifters allowed; elbow pads are allowed; wheels can be replaced only at official Wheel Stops (when provided) and the athlete is responsible for replacing the wheel in the forks
Draft Legal Athlete Checklist

Pre-Race Briefing 

For the Collegiate Draft-Legal Sprint race, the Head Referee will conduct the athletes’ briefing. Coaches may also attend the briefing. The following penalties will apply to athletes who miss the briefing.

  • Athletes not attending the briefing, without prior notification of the USAT National Events Department about their absence, will be removed from the start list;
  • Athletes entering the briefing after the briefing has started and athletes not attending the briefing, but who have informed the USAT National Events Department about their absence, will be reallocated to the last position on the pre-start line up.

Draft-Legal Mixed Team Relay

USA Triathlon will continue the 4-person Draft Legal Mixed Team Relay in 2019. 

There will be 75 mixed team relay teams available; accommodating participation of 220 athletes.  Each team will be comprised of two females and two males from the same collegiate team. This event is DRAFT-LEGAL and will follow draft legal triathlon rules.

Race Protocol

Substitutions: The Team Captains are allowed a maximum of three (3) injury- or performance-related substitutions following the conclusion of the Championships on Saturday, April 6. Substitutions must be delivered by 3 p.m. on race day to the USAT staff. No substitutions will be accepted after this time for any reason, including injury or illness discovered after this time.  Substitutes must have competed in the championship or the open wave or be registered for the team relay already.  Teams short one or two athletes due to the withdrawal of a teammate(s) will be allowed to start the competition, but will not be given an official result.

Numbering: The Event Organizer will assign the starting position randomly.  The order by which each athlete completes the relay will be requested at the time of registration and may be altered only in the case of substitutions when replacing an injured or ill athlete. The order must be Male, female, male, female.

The Event Organizer will assign individual race numbers as follows (for example):

Team 1

  • 1a – First Athlete (Male)
  • 1b – Second Athlete (Female)
  • 1c – Third Athlete (Male)
  • 1d – Fourth Athlete (Female)
Team 20
  • 20a – First Athlete (Male)
  • 20b – Second Athlete (Female)
  • 20c – Third Athlete (Male)
  • 20d – Fourth Athlete (Female)
Team 35
  • 35a – First Athlete (Male)
  • 35b – Second Athlete (Female)
  • 35c – Third Athlete (Male)
  • 35d – Fourth Athlete (Female)
Race Day Check In: All the team members must check in together at the transition area.

Pre-Race Briefing:

For the Collegiate Draft-Legal Mixed Team Relay race, the Head Referee will conduct the athletes’ briefing. All Collegiate Draft-Legal Mixed Team Relay athletes must be in attendance on Friday, April 5 at the Tempe Center for the Arts - Studio Theatre. Coaches may also attend the briefing. The following penalties will apply to athletes who miss the briefing.
  • Athletes not attending the briefing, without prior notification of the USAT National Events Department about their absence, will be removed from the start list.
  • Athletes entering the briefing after the briefing has started and athletes not attending the briefing, but who have informed the USAT National Events Department about their absence, will be reallocated to the last position on the pre-start line up.

**No bikes permitted inside facility!**

Draft Legal Athlete Checklist
Click here or visit www.draftlegalrules.com.

Rules:
  • All team members must attend the mandatory meeting with the team relay race official.
  • Athletes must wear a team uniform that fully covers his/her torso from race start to finish.  Matching team uniforms are highly encouraged.
  • All penalties will be assessed in the Penalty Box located on the run course and may be served by any team members currently on the field of play.
  • Wetsuits are not allowed above 20°C (68°F).
  • Athletes must move forward after the start signal (no lateral or rearward movement along the start line).
  • Blocking or interfering with the forward progress of another competitor is not allowed.
  • Aero helmets are not permitted.  Helmet chin-strap must be buckled at all times while touching the bike.
  • All equipment must be placed in your individual transition bin after use (e.g. swim cap, goggles, helmet).
  • Bicycle must have a traditional triangular frame; wheels must have at least 16 spokes; handlebars must be traditional drop-style with bar-ends plugged; clip-on aerobars may not extend beyond the brake levers' foremost line and must be bridged; no bar-end gear shifters allowed; elbow pads are allowed.