August 29, 2010 (Chicago, IL) – USA Triathlon National Team member Sarah Haskins (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Mark Fretta (Portland, Ore.) of USAT’s Project 2012 program were victorious Sunday at the Chicago Triathlon.
Project 2012’s Jillian Petersen (St. Louis, Mo.) and Kevin Collington (Orlando, Fla.) each finished second to give USAT’s National Team Program four athletes on the podium.
Haskins covered the Olympic-distance course (1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run) in 2 hours, 2 minutes, 2 seconds to outdistance the field of 15 professional women by more than 3 minutes. Petersen was second in 2:05:08, and Laurel Wassner (New York, N.Y.) finished third in 2:07:36. Haskins was 18 seconds back coming out of the water but logged the day’s quickest bike and run splits en route to the victory.
Fretta posted a time of 1:52:22 to edge Collington, who finished in 1:53:05, by 33 seconds. Filip Ospaly of the Czech Republic was third in 1:53:54. Cameron Dye (Boulder, Colo.) posted the day’s top splits on the swim and bike, and Collington held the day’s fastest run, but the consistent Fretta earned the win in a field of 23 professional men.
1. Sarah Haskins (Colorado Springs, Colo.), 2:02:02
2. Jillian Petersen (St. Louis, Mo.), 2:05:08
3. Laurel Wassner (New York, N.Y.), 2:07:36
1. Mark Fretta (Portland, Ore.), 1:52:22
2. Kevin Collington (Orlando, Fla.), 1:53:05
3. Filip Ospaly (CZE), 1:53:54