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Queens University Claims Overall Team Title at USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships

queens university of charlotte mixed relay team celebrates with finishers tape

LAKE LANIER, Ga. — Immediately after two times of thrilling collegiate club triathlon racing that brought much more than 1,000 scholar athletes to Lake Lanier, Georgia, the 2022 United states Triathlon Collegiate Club Countrywide Championships came to a near on Saturday, April 2. 
Queens University of Charlotte gained the all round crew title with 100 factors, with solid performances from each the men’s and women’s groups Friday and Saturday. The Queens Blended Relay crew of Tristen Jones, Kira Ribbink, Milan Tomlin and Franca Henseleit received Friday’s Blended Relay championship and Henseleit received the Draft-Lawful title. The men’s group experienced two podium finishers in equally Friday’s Draft-Lawful race and Saturday’s Olympic-length Collegiate Championships.  

With the win, Queens adds to their trophy case as the Royals also gained the collegiate club title in 2019.  

College of Colorado, Boulder (134) positioned next and University of California, Berkeley (147) positioned 3rd in the general group standings. 

In Saturday’s races, Ben Bettin of the College of Colorado, Boulder and Kathryn Kennedy of the College of California, Berkeley gained the men’s and women’s Olympic-length Collegiate Championship titles in the closing competitiveness of the two-working day function hosted by Empower Multisport.  

With his gain, Bettin returns to Colorado with two nationwide titles after also earning the get in the men’s Draft-Legal dash-length race on Friday.  

Saturday’s race highlighted an altered Olympic-length program. The swim was shortened to a 600-meter program owing to very low water temperatures. Individuals raced a standard — and specialized — 41-kilometer bicycle and 10k operate.

Bettin took an early direct in the men’s race, earning a person of the top rated split moments in the swim followed by a swift transition. Battling through the hilly bicycle course and then obtaining his legs on the operate to create a the quickest male operate split of the day (31:18), Bettin entered the end chute in 1 hour, 45 minutes and 4 seconds to make his next nationwide title of the weekend.  

“Yesterday appropriate right after the race I just focused on restoration. I attempted to slumber well, but it did not work. I felt weary this morning and my legs did not truly feel that excellent. I just had to believe in myself that once the gun goes off, my entire body knows what to do,” claimed Bettin. “A good deal of fellas from Queens have been with me on the bicycle route. It was tough at factors. I struggled a little bit on the bike for some time, but it was good. It is a nice program, there is a great deal of hills, it is hard to uncover a rhythm sometimes, but it is enjoyment.” 

Queens athletes occupied the remaining two places on the men’s podium. Jorge Alarcon claimed next position, clocking a time of 1:46:28, with his teammate Alexander Mundt in 3rd with a time of 1:48:59. 

In the women’s race, Kennedy experienced a dominating performance from get started to finish. She grabbed the victor’s tape with an more than two and a fifty percent-minute lead above the levels of competition, ending in 2:03:07. 

“The race begun off disappointing, because I am a swimmer and hearing that the swim was shortened, I was very bummed due to the fact I believed that was heading to be my greatest leg. But I guess it did not matter significantly in the end. The bike was super challenging, the operate was insanely difficult, it was good to have my workforce out on the race system with me, they ended up seriously supportive and that was enjoyment,” stated Kennedy, who completed 2nd in Friday’s draft-lawful dash race. “The complete operate I was paranoid that an individual was proper driving me, I usually have that feeling that anyone is likely to pop out of nowhere. I had some aid when I rounded transition and I realized this is it, this is actual. I smiled all the way down the hill. It was a fantastic end.” 

Sophie Tasker of the U.S. Naval Academy came in second area with a time of 2:05:43, followed by Gabrielle Trueblood of the College of Colorado, Boulder in 2:07:23. Trueblood also finished third on Friday in the draft-authorized dash race.  

In a display of their collegiate club’s sprit and creative imagination, the College of Wisconsin won equally the Spirit Award and the Journey to Nationals competitors. The Spirit Award is each year awarded to the collegiate club that exhibits the most faculty pleasure through the party. Journey to Nationals is a competitiveness for collegiate clubs to post small videos capturing their preparing, qualification and journey to Collegiate Club Nationwide Championships. Equally awards are introduced by Point of view Fitwear, United states of america Triathlon’s Official Education Apparel Spouse. 

2022 Usa Triathlon Olympic-Distance Collegiate Championships — Finish Outcomes
600m swim, 41k bike, 10k run 

Best Men’s Finishers  
1. Ben Bettin (College of Colorado, Boulder), 1:45:04 
2. Jorge Alarcon (Queens University of Charlotte), 1:46:28 
3. Alexander Mundt (Queens University of Charlotte), 1:48:59 
Best Women’s Finishers 
1. Kathryn Kennedy (University of California, Berkeley), 2:03:07 
2. Sophie Tasker (United States Naval Academy), 2:05:43 
3. Gabrielle Trueblood (University of Colorado, Boulder), 2:07:23 

All round Club Standings  
1. Queens University of Charlotte, 100 points 
2. College of Colorado, Boulder, 134 points 
3. College of California, Berkeley, 147 points 

Women’s Club Standings  
1. University of California, Berkeley, 39 points 
2. University of Colorado, Boulder, 47points
3. Queens University of Charlotte, 75 points 

Men’s Club Standings  
1. Queens College of Charlotte, 24 points 
2. College of Colorado, Boulder, 76 points 
3. University of California, Berkeley, 92 points

Ben betting and Kate Kennedy win olympic distance at collegiate club nationals