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Slavinski, Yetman Race to Long Course Duathlon National Titles
Blackwater Duathlon hosted 10k run, 70k bike, 10k run event
CAMBRIDGE, Md. — Dave Slavinksi and Peggy Yetman claimed the overall titles at Sunday’s USA Triathlon Long Course Duathlon National Championship, which was held in conjunction with the Blackwater Duathlon.Slavinski (Point Pleasant, N.J.) earned his second consecutive Long Course Duathlon national title in 2 hours, 53 minutes, 32 seconds on the 10-kilometer run, 70-kilometer bike, 10-kilometer run course. The 2011 USA Triathlon Masters Duathlete of the Year opened with a 33:15 10k run split en route to the win. Rounding out the national championship podium were C.W. Moran (Millsboro, Del.), who won the men’s 25-29 title in 2:57:39, and Glen Thompson (Charlotte, N.C.), who was the runner-up in the men’s 40-44 age group to Slavinski, in 2:59:53.
Yetman (Leesburg, Va.) claimed the women’s overall title and the 40-44 age group in 3:10:29 with nearly identical 10k splits of 37:46 and 37:48. Defending champion Gail Kattouf (Greenville, S.C.) was second overall and won the 35-39 age group in 3:21:23, while 30-34 winner Monica Schoeneck (Muskego, Wis.) placed third in 3:25:59.
On the men’s side, elite duathlete Eneas Freyre (Norwalk, Conn.) was the first athlete to cross the finish line in 2:48:31 to earn a spot on the U.S. roster for the ITU Elite Long Course Duathlon World Championships. As an elite (professional) duathlete, Freyre is not eligible for age group national title honors.
Sunday’s Long Course Duathlon National Championship also served as the lone qualifier for Team USA for the 2012 ITU Long Course Duathlon World Championships, which will take place Sept. 2 in Zofingen, Switzerland. The top 18 finishers in each age group (rolling down to 25th place) qualified for Team USA. U.S. age-groupers earned five medals at 2011 Long Course Duathlon Worlds, which were also held in Zofingen.
Team USA is comprised of the nation’s top multisport amateur athletes who represent the U.S. at each ITU World Championships event. Visit usatriathlon.org for more on Team USA.
USA Triathlon Long Course Duathlon National Championship – Complete Results
(10k run, 70k bike, 10k run)
Age Group National Champions
Overall Male: Dave Slavinski (Point Pleasant, N.J.), 2:53:32
Overall Female: Peggy Yetman (Leesburg, Va.), 3:10:29
M19&U: Brandon Fell (Tamuning, Guam), 3:20:08
M20-24: Maek Hopely (Lynchburg, Va.), 3:14:10
F20-24: Diane Mattingly (Philadelphia, Pa.), 3:53:19
M25-29: C.W. Moran (Millsboro, Del.), 2:57:39
F25-29: Kira Novakofski (Groton, N.H.), 3:35:21
M30-34: Lucas McCollum (Frederick, Md.), 3:00:46
F30-34: Monica Schoeneck (Muskego, Wis.), 3:25:59
M35-39: Iain Banks (Bowie, Md.), 3:04:52
F35-39: Gail Kattouf (Greenville, S.C.), 3:21:23
M40-44: Dave Slavinski (Point Pleasant, N.J.), 2:53:32
F40-44: Peggy Yetman (Leesburg, Va.), 3:10:29
M45-49: Chris Giordanelli (Simpsonville, S.C.), 3:04:19
F45-49: Julie Deery (Bala Cynwyd, Pa.), 3:40:10
M50-54: Marty Stiegmann (Glen Allen, Va.), 3:09:04
F50-54: Jocelyn Shilling (Saylorsburg, Pa.), 3:45:16
M55-59: David Burkhart (Brighton, Mich.), 3:13:15
F55-59: Sheri Schrock (Cohasset, Minn.), 4:13:31
M60-64: Walt Rider (Germantown, Tenn.), 3:32:07
F60-64: Cecilia Brzys (South Lyon, Mich.), 4:37:29
M65-69: Bob Matson (Binghamton, N.Y.), 4:14:37
M70-74: David Zwick (Somerset, Ky.), 4:47:45
About USA Triathlon
Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – one of the fastest growing sports in the world – as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions 4,000 races and connects with more than 150,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including ITU World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the International Triathlon Union and the United States Olympic Committee.