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Phillips, Roos Post Top Showings at Aquathlon Nationals

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SAN RAMON, Calif. – Katherine Phillips (Tucson, Ariz.) and Andrew Roos (Stanford, Calif.) recorded the top overall performances Sunday at USA Triathlon’s Aquathlon National Championship, which was held in conjunction with the San Ramon Aquathlon at the Dougherty Valley Aquatic Complex.

In all, 25 individuals claimed age group national titles in the run-swim-run event, which featured a 1.5-mile run, 1,000-meter swim, 1.5-mile run format.

Phillips, 29, posted a time of 36 minutes, 15 seconds to outdistance the women’s field by 45 seconds, while Roos, 25, captured the overall men’s title in 31:23.

In addition to finishing first overall on the women’s side, Phillips earned the 25-29 age group crown. Overall runner-up Emily Krueger (Atlanta, Ga.) also was second in the 25-29 age group in 37:00, and Justine Owen (Kensington, Calif.) took third overall and won the 30-34 age group in 37:10.

Roos was the men’s 25-29 winner and edged the overall runner-up, Pieter deHart (Lexington, Va.), by just three seconds. deHart, who also was the men’s 30-34 winner, finished second in 31:26, while Alan Phillips (Tucson, Ariz.) was third overall and second in the 30-34 age group in 32:52.

Roos and his twin brother, Thomas, who finished seventh overall, are co-vice presidents of the Stanford University Triathlon Club.

The top 10 finishers in each age group qualified for a spot on Team USA for the 2010 ITU World Aquathlon Championships on Sept. 8 in Budapest, Hungary.

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2010 USA Triathlon Aquathlon National Championship, San Ramon, Calif.
1.5 mile run, 1,000m swim, 1.5 mile run

Age Group National Champions
Overall Female: Katherine Phillips (Tucson, Ariz.), 36:15
Overall Male: Andrew Roos (Stanford, Calif.), 31:23
M17&U: Mitchell Sweetman (Castro Valley, Calif.), 34:10
F18-19: Elizabeth O’Kane (Sacramento, Calif.), 52:52
F20-24: Amy Sweetman (Castro Valley, Calif.), 39:51
M20-24: Matthew Meyer (San Jose, Calif.), 40:05
F25-29: Katherine Phillips (Tucson, Ariz.), 36:15
M25-29: Andrew Roos (Stanford, Calif.), 31:23
F30-34: Justine Owen (Kensington, Calif.), 37:10
M30-34: Pieter deHart (Lexington, Va.), 31:26
F35-39: Erika Binger (Minneapolis, Minn.), 38:14
M35-39: Aleksey Belikov (Palmdale, Calif.), 37:31
F40-44: Janet Jarvits (Pasadena, Calif.), 41:54
M40-44: Jaime Balboa (Los Angeles, Calif.), 39:43
F45-49: Mary Vidovich (Los Gatos, Calif.), 44:40
M45-49: Tim Waid (Columbia, Mo.), 34:41
F50-54: Elaine Morison Lafayette, Calif.), 44:05
M50-54: Daniel Wirls (Santa Cruz, Calif.), 33:10
F55-59: Shelly Bloom (Durham, N.C.), 43:50
M55-59: Peter Harvey (Piedmont, Calif.), 41:59
F60-64: Jackie Yukawa (Pasadena, Calif.), 1:06:08
M60-64: Steve Notaro (Torrance, Calif.), 41:52
F65-69: Sarah Ingersoll (Pasadena, Calif.), 1:23:42
M65-69: Bullet Bales (Glendale, Calif.), 45:17
M70-74: Gary Burnett (Monrovia, Calif.), 51:33
F75-79: Barbara Robin (Berkeley, Calif.), 1:05:52
M75-79: Bob Owens (Long Beach, Calif.), 1:05:58

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