Triathlon to Host Dual in the Desert NCAA Challenge
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Sun Devil Triathlon will host University of San Francisco and University of South Dakota in its first home race on Saturday, Sept. 18 for The Dual in the Desert NCAA Challenge.
Styled as a time trial competition, the triathletes will begin their day at 7 a.m. on the tracks of Sun Angel Stadium before moving onto an obstacle course to highlight their bicycle skills followed by a four-mile bike ride and will conclude the day swimming at Mona Plummer Aquatic Center.
Following the swimming event, awards will be given out at the pool deck to the top three individuals in each event, the top three individual times and the top three team overall times.
The Sun Devils are coming off a dominant performance at the Pleasant Prairie National Qualifier on Sept. 4 where they qualified for November's National Championship while sweeping the podium. Five of ASU's triathletes finished in the top-seven race times including Hannah Henry, Kyla Roy, Liberty Ricca, Amber Schlebusch and Kira Stanley.
The Dual in the Desert NCAA Challenge Schedule
7:00 a.m. - 3k Run
8:00 a.m. - Bicycle Skills Obstacle Course
11:30 a.m. - 4 Mile Bike
1:00 p.m. - Swim Races Begin