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Luscan, Hall Earn Overall Wins at USA Triathlon Aquabike National Championship
First-ever swim-bike national championship held in Richmond, Va.
RICHMOND, Va. — David Luscan and Martha Hall swam and biked to the overall national titles Sunday at the first-ever USA Triathlon Aquabike National Championship, held in conjunction with the I Love the Tavern Triathlon.
Luscan (Richmond, Va.) was victorious in the 650-meter swim, 18.8-mile bike event with a time of 50 minutes, 15 seconds, which was more than three minutes clear of the field. He was also the top finisher in the men’s 40-44 age group. Blair Saunders (Newark, Del.) was second overall and the men’s 45-49 champion in 53:38, while men’s 17-19 winner Collin Chartier (Fairfax, Va.) took third overall in 53:42.
Hall (Tyrone, Ga.), who won the women’s 40-44 age group, cruised to the overall women’s win by more than three minutes in 56:51. Women’s 35-39 winner Brooke O’Connor (Billerica, Mass.) was second overall in 1:00:00, while women’s 45-49 champion Connie Peterson (Harrisonburg, Va.) placed third overall in 1:00:08.
In all, 125 athletes competed in USA Triathlon’s first-ever swim-bike national championship event. USA Triathlon ranked the nation’s top aquabike athletes for the first time in 2011, and the organization will do so again in 2012.
USA Triathlon Aquabike National Championship – Complete Results
(650-meter swim, 18.8-mile bike)
Age Group National Champions
Overall Male: David Luscan (Richmond, Va.), 50:15
Overall Female: Martha Hall (Tyrone, Ga.), 56:51
M15-16: Brett Saunders (Newark, Del.), 59:53
F15-16: Nicole Nentwich (Midlothian, Va.), 1:18:30
M17-19: Collin Chartier (Fairfax, Va.), 53:42
F17-19: Sami Lee (Fresno, Calif.), 1:07:06
M20-24: David Alex (Richmond, Va.), 56:42
F20-24: Courtney Gregor (Chalfont, Pa.), 1:08:45
M25-29: Matthew Balderston (Norfolk, Va.), 55:45
F30-34: Deanne Moosman (Rockbridge Baths, Va.), 1:05:15
M35-39: Matthew Clancy (Greensboro, N.C.), 55:03
F35-39: Brooke O’Connor (Billerica, Mass.), 1:00:00
M40-44: David Luscan (Richmond, Va.), 50:15
F40-44: Martha Hall (Tyrone, Ga.), 56:51
M45-49: Blair Saunders (Newark, Del.), 53:38
F45-49: Connie Peterson (Harrisonburg, Va.), 1:00:08
M50-54: Carlos Dolabella (Miami, Fla.), 54:37
F50-54: Caroline Kavanaugh (Westford, Mass.), 1:01:53
M55-59: Michael McCombs (Marlborough, Mass.), 54:40
F55-59: Betsy Henderson (Roanoke, Va.), 1:03:28
M60-64: J. Mark Jensen (McCall, Idaho), 55:14
F60-64: Sue DeJesus (Henrico, Va.), 1:08:11
M65-69: Mike Wall (Syracuse, N.Y.), 1:03:50
F65-69: Wendy Shore (Ashton, Md.), 1:16:00
M70-74: David Robinette (Centennial, Colo.), 1:03:00
F70-74: Lois Leon (Key Biscayne, Fla.), 1:12:09
M75-79: Gene White (Mechanicsville, Va.), 1:18:15
M80-plus: Wayne McSheehy (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.), 1:02:56
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.