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Triathlon Adds Two for 2023 Season

Nov 16, 2022

Tempe, Ariz. – Head Coach Cliff English announced the additions of Britney Brown and Sidney Clement to Sun Devil Triathlon for the 2023 season on Wednesday morning. They bring skill, a dedication to the sport, and are eager to compete at the next level with the six-time national champion Sun Devils.

Britney Brown was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, but moved to O'Fallon, Illinois, when she was 12 years-old. She started competitive swimming at a youth-level, with her strengths being the backstroke and butterfly. She was a part of the 2022 Junior Worlds Team and had top-10 finishes in the last two Junior European Cups, and the last two Americas Triathlon Cups. She also finished in second at the 1500m freestyle at Speedo Sectionals. She is a multi-sport athlete, having competed in cross country and track in high school. Her parents competed in triathlons, and she competed in races like Ironkids and kids Xterras growing up.

"I'm very excited about the incredible potential of Britney Brown and I think she's going to be a very strong addition for us," English said. "She comes from a very high level as a swimmer and a strong high school runner. She's only been in the sport of draft-legal triathlon for a few short seasons, but she aleady represented USA Triathlon this summer at the World Championships and other top junior events internationally. I'm excited to coach her and really develop her over the next four years as a Sun Devil Triathlete!"

Prior Results & Achievements:
• Part of the 2022 Junior Worlds Team
• 3rd at the Junior European Cup in Wels, Austria
• 8th at the Junior European Cup in Dusseldorf, Germany
• 2022 National Champion in the 16/17 Junior Nationals Draft Legal Championship 
• 4th In Americas 2022 Triathlon Cup Montevideo, Uruguay
• 7th Americas 2021 Triathlon Cup in St. George Utah
• 2nd in the 1500m at the 2021 Speedo Sectionals

Sidney Clement, from Vancouver, British Columbia, is an accomplished triathlete. She had two-top 3 finishes in both the U18 US National Championship and U20 Junior Canadian Championship.

"I'm very excited about coaching Sidney Clement as she comes from a very strong swim and running background," English said. "Clement is very new to the sport of draft legal triathlon and to biking. I enjoy the opportunity to develop athletes, especially those that have not been in the sport for a long time. It's almost like Sid is a blank canvas."

Prior Results & Achievements: 
2nd at the U20 Junior Canadian Championships
3rd at the U18 US National Championships
23rd at the Junior World Championships
2nd at the BC cross country provincials (2022).
Named to the 2022 Canadian Junior World Championship team 
Named to the 2022 BC team for Canada Summer Games
Named to the BC Cross Country team (2021 & 2022)

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