Triathlon Heads to St. George Qualifier
ST. GEORGE, UT --- Sun Devil Triathlon will race at the St. George National Qualifier, Sat. Oct. 30 at 6:30 a.m. This year St. George is host to the 2021 Americas Triathlon Championships alongside Super Sprint Weekend.
"We are really excited for one final tune up for the team prior to the National Championships in two weeks on Nov. 13. The course here in St. George is stunning with incredible views and is really a challenging and tough bike course," head coach Cliff English said. "It'll be a good prep for our challenging course in Tempe."
The Sun Devil racers will be split and competing in three different races.
At 8:30 a.m. Katy Clausen and Olivia Jenks will participate in Elite Development Race 1. Clausen will have the opportunity to qualify for her pro card in the race.
Liberty Ricca and Kyla Roy will perform in the 2021 Americas Triathlon Championships in the Elite/U23 category. Their race begins at 12:30 p.m.
To wrap up the day, the NCAA St. George National Qualifier will begin at 3:00 p.m. featuring freshmen Alexe Coursol, Camille Buchanan, Evan Welch along with seniors Audrey Ernst, Kira Stanley and sohpomore Amber Schlebusch.
With six events in addition to the Elite/U23 standard-distance race, Super Sprint Weekend will include:
- Americas Triathlon Junior Championships (sprint)
- Elite Mixed Relay (non-championship event with mixed-country teams allowed)
- NCAA St George National Qualifier (draft-legal sprint)
- Elite Development Race 1 (draft-legal super sprint)
- Elite Development Race 2 (draft-legal sprint)
- Age Group/Collegiate Club (draft-legal sprint)
Held at Quail Creek State Park, the Elite/U23 standard-distance event will feature a 1500-meter swim in the 600-acre Quail Creek Reservoir, followed by 40-kilometer bike (6.67k loops) and 10-kilometer (2.5k loops) run courses along red rock cliffs on either side of the park.
The Juniors and Sprint will feature a 750m swim, 20k bike (three 6.67k loops) and 5k run (three 1.67k loops).
The Sun Devils are coming off a victory in the Dual of the Desert where they led all teams with an overall time of 1:49:01.
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