Eight Husky Triathlon Club members (four women and four men) traveled to Tuscaloosa, AL to compete in the USAT Collegiate Club National Championships. One team member, Jeevan Philip, participated in both a draft-legal sprint triathlon on Friday, April 21, while all eight athletes competed in the non-drafting Olympic distance triathlon on Saturday, April 22. Jeevan was the fastest finisher for the men, placing 34th of 132 in the draft legal sprint in a time of 1:03:18, and then 76th of 736 in the Olympic in 2:06:51. The other UW men finished as follows in the Olympic race:
Tim Durham, 229th in 2:18:52
Jason Klein, 294th in 2:23:44
Ye Tian, 550th in 2:44:53
On the women's side, Brianna Troksa was the top finisher for the women in the Olympic distance race, finishing 19th of 478 in a time of 2:25:32. The other women's results were:
Teresa Wang, 294th in 3:06:06
Courtney Klein, 355th in 3:15:37
Katherine Pratt, 446th in 3:41:38
The teams final score placed us 41st of 112 teams. We are excited to have had such strong early season performances in our first trip to Collegiate Club Nationals, and we are looking forward to the rest of the season.
Be sure to check out some of our photos below, and the official USA Triathlon highlights video.