April 26, 2009 (St. Petersburg, FL) – In a triathlon that only saw the pro fields contest the swim due to poor water conditions, Andy Potts of Colorado Springs asserted his readiness to race. Potts won the contest in 1:46:33, ahead of runner-up Terenzo Bozzone of New Zealand (1:48:02), and third place finisher Stuart Hayes of the UK (1:48:45). Boulder’s Cameron Dye took seventh in the race (1:50:28), and Boulder’s Timothy O’Donnell finished just out of the top ten in eleventh (1:52:01).
In the women’s pro race, Sarah Groff of Colorado Springs (2:00:21) finished second behind winner Rebeccah Wassner of New York (2:00:04). Sara McLarty finished third in 2:00:27. Jillian Petersen of Colorado Springs took fourth (2:01:48), while Jasmine Oeinck (2:01:56) and Joanna Zeiger (2:02:30), both of Boulder, finished fifth and sixth, respectively. Boulder’s Brooke Davison began her shift into the pro ranks with an eleventh place finish (2:06:27).
In the men’s elite amateur division, Boulder’s Josh Shadle finished twelfth overall in his first race back after battling IT band injuries all spring. Among the women elite amateurs, Sydney Cornell of Parker placed eighth overall, and Leanne Miller of Boulder took twentieth.