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USA Triathlon Weekend Notebook: October 1
U.S. Olympians Sarah Groff and Gwen Jorgensen raced to seventh- and eighth-place finishes Saturday at the ITU World Triathlon Yokohama, the seventh of eight races in the 2012 ITU World Triathlon Series.
Groff (Hanover, N.J.) logged a time of 1 hour, 59 minutes, 36 seconds to finish seventh on the 1500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike, 10-kilometer run course. Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.) made her move on the run to finish behind Groff in eighth with a time of 1:59:56.
USA Triathlon Project 2016 program member Greg Billington (Colorado Springs, Colo.) was victorious Saturday at the Formula 1 event in Coronado, Calif. The race featured a 300-yard swim, 4-mile bike and 1.5-mile run completed twice in a row. Billington was victorious in 43:42 with USA Triathlon Collegiate Recruitment Program standout Eric Lagerstrom (Greshman, Ore.) taking third 19 seconds later.
At Sunday’s Los Angeles Triathlon, Americans Cameron Dye (Boulder, Colo.) and Alicia Kaye (Clermont, Fla.) earned the wins in 1:46:57 and 1:57:57, respectively. Lauren Goss (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.) was second to join Kaye on the podium, while Chris Foster (Redondo Beach, Calif.) and Ben Collins (Seattle, Wash.) went 2-3 on the men’s side. Four-time U.S. Olympian Hunter Kemper (Colorado Springs, Colo.) was fourth. Click here for a photo gallery from Los Angeles from triathlete.com.
Dye and Sarah Haskins (Colorado Springs, Colo.) carry the lead in the 2012 Life Time Fitness Triathlon Series Race to the Toyota Cup series into the finale next weekend in Dallas.
At Ironman 70.3 Pocono Mountains, American Jesse Thomas (Springfield, Ore.) was victorious on the men’s side in 3:49:41. Amber Ferreira (Concord, N.H.) placed second and was the top U.S. finisher in 4:30:35 in the women’s race.
At Ironman 70.3 Augusta on Sunday, Nick Waninger (Santa Claus, Ind.) was the top U.S. men’s finisher, placing second in 3:50:38. Charisa Wernick (Carlsbad, Calif.) was fifth among the women in 4:23:57 to rank as the top American.
A number of Americans will be in draft-legal action Sunday at the Cancun ITU Triathlon World Cup. USA Triathlon National Team members Manuel Huerta (Miami, Fla.) and Jarrod Shoemaker (Clermont, Fla.) headline the start list for the U.S. Visit triathlon.org for a men’s start list and a women’s start list.