Squad Begins Final Preparations for Collegiate Nationals
March 20, 2010 (Lake Havasu City, AZ) – Escaping the spring snow in Boulder, the University of Colorado Triathlon team traveled to Lake Havasu to find their racing legs over spring break. And for the second year in a row, the squad not only gained some valuable early season racing experience, but made a clean sweep of the Collegiate Mountain Conference Championships.
Led by Cedric Wane’s first place finish in the men’s race (1:55:31) and Ashley Walker’s victory in the women’s race (2:17:29), the team won the men’s title, the women’s title, and the combined team title. All of the above performances perfectly mirrored the 2009 results, including Wane’s victory, Walker’s victory, and the team titles.
Following Wane’s lead, the CU men scored points with Tate Behning’s second place (1:59:03), Chris Braden’s fourth place (2:01:49), Bryant Mason’s fifth place (2:03:54), Will Nabours ninth place (2:04:57), Todd Darlington’s tenth (2:06:03), and Corey Hazekamp’s twelfth (2:06:51).
In addition to Walker, scorers for the CU women included Tess Amer in fourth place (2:21:53), Ashley Scott in sixth place (2:27:36), Laura Greer in eight place (2:30:31), Molly Macinnes in eleventh (2:32:48), Caryn Maconi in twelfth (2:34:53), and Jessica Prather in fourteenth (2:38:04).
“They’ve been working hard and it showed on Saturday,” said Coach Mike Ricci, pleased that both the men and women placed seven athletes in the top fifteen.
Over the next four weeks, the Buffaloes will log their final preparations for the USAT Collegiate National Championships to be held in Lubbock, Texas on April 17.