CLERMONT, Fla. (March 6, 2022) — The Colorado Mesa University triathlon team finished fifth as a team in the Division II standings of the Clermont Draft Legal Challenge NCAA race on Sunday at Lake Luisa State Park.
Paloma Suarez Davila led the Maverick contingent with a 20th place finish as the Mavs recorded a team score of 136 points.
Suarez completed the super sprint distance format course in 34 minutes 24.8 seconds. Teammate Torin Lackmann was close behind, finishing 22nd in 34:40.8 after winning the women’s age group event on Saturday as part of the weekend triathlon festival.
Sunday’s race included a 375-meter swim, 10-kilometer bike and 2.5-kilometer run.
Meanwhile, Maddy Watkins finished 42nd in 36:55.0 while Madison Batkiewicz took 52nd in 38:11.4.
Megan Buchanan did not finish after being kicked in the face during the swim portion. She had placed 17th out of 55 finishers in the USA Triathlon National Development Race on Saturday with a sprint distance format time of 1:06.11.4. That race included a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run.
Women’s Collegiate Triathlon National Champion Queens University of Charlotte won the Division II title with 35 points while Wingate was second with 58.
— Chris Day / CMU Sports Information