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USA Triathlon Long Course Triathlon and Aquabike National Championship Titles Earned in South Carolina
Thirty-nine age-group national champions were crowned
ANDERSON, S.C. — As the end of the 2013 multisport season approaches, Jana Richtrova and Dave Slavinski closed out their seasons in style with overall national titles in the USA Triathlon Long Course National Championships, while Summer Ohlendorf and Mike Shaffer claimed victory in the USA Triathlon Aquabike Nationals. Both events were held in conjunction with Sunday’s Rev3 South Carolina.
Richtrova (Ipswich, Mass.) was the fastest female of the day on the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run course, logging a time of 4 hours, 41 minutes, 34 seconds. Chris Wickard (Crown Point, Ind.) was second overall in 4:55:06, winning both the women’s 40-44 and Masters divisions, and fellow 40-44 competitor Elaine Sipos (Marietta, Ga.) was third in 4:55:55.
Slavinski won his second consecutive overall and Masters titles in the long-distance event, cruising to a 4:12:33 finish. Winner of the men’s 35-39 division Jeremy Sipos was second in 4:19:15, and Tyler Jordan took third overall in 4:20:16, winning the men’s 25-29 title.
In addition to chasing national titles, athletes in Long Course Triathlon Nationals earned spots on Team USA for the 2014 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships, which will be held in Weihai, China, on Sept. 21, 2014. The top 20 athletes per age group (rolling down to 25th place) earned a Team USA spot. Team USA is comprised of age group athletes who represent the U.S. at each ITU world championship event. Visit usatriathlon.org for more information on Team USA.
In the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike aquabike championship event, Ohlendorf captured the overall and 25-29 titles with a time of 3:11:58. Ryann Kopacka (Alpharetta, Ga.) finished in 3:19:32 to take second overall and in the 25-29 age group, with women’s 30-34 winner Maria Danker (Knoxville, Tenn.) rounding out the podium in 3:19:58.
Shaffer (Ventura, Calif.) posted a blistering fast 24:15 over the 1.2-mile swim, leading him to the overall victory in 2:52:29. He also earned the men’s Masters and 45-49 titles. Men’s 55-59 winner Steven Pyle (Boulder, Colo.) was second overall in 2:57:03, while Bruce Erskine (45-49, Blue Ridge, Ga.) posted the day’s third fastest time of 2:59:13.
The Aquabike National Championship was held for just the second time in USA Triathlon’s national championship history. The growing multisport discipline was added to the USA Triathlon rankings in 2011. For more on aquabike, visit usatriathlon.org.
2013 USA Triathlon Long Course Triathlon and Aquabike National Championship, Anderson, S.C.
Long Course Age Group National Champions — Complete Results
Overall Female: Jana Richtrova (Ipswich, Mass.), 4:41:34
Overall Male: Dave Slavinski (Point Pleasant, N.J.), 4:12:33
Masters Female: Chris Wickard (Crown Point, Ind.), 4:55:06
Masters Male: Dave Slavinski (Point Pleasant, N.J.), 4:12:33
Grand Masters Female: Ann Halenkamp (St. Louis, Mo.), 5:34:34
Grand Masters Male: Michael Orendorff (Pueblo, Colo.), 4:55:55
F19U: Kenzie Killian (Bluff City, Tenn.), 5:33:33
M19U: Alex McKenna (Leesburg, Va.), 5:09:45
F20-24: Katie June (Roswell, Ga.), 5:04:32
M20-24: Seth Long (Davenport, Iowa), 4:27:36
F25-29: Elaina, Mertens (Mount Pleasant, Iowa), 5:09:46
M25-29: Tyler Jordan (Charlotte, N.C.), 4:20:16
F30-34: Jana Richtrova (Ipswich, Mass.), 4:41:34
M30-34: Colin Dunham (Ann Arbor, Mich.), 4:30:45
F35-39: Sara Larson (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 5:05:48
M35-39: Jeremy Sipos (Marietta, Ga.), 4:19:15
F40-44: Chris Wickard (Crown Point, Ind.), 4:55:06
M40-44: Dave Slavinski (Point Pleasant, N.J.), 4:12:33
F45-49: Joanna Younts (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 5:02:53
M45-49: Bruce Gennari (Brentwood, Tenn.), 4:25:27
F50-54: Jennifer Clark (Rocheport, Mo.), 5:26:02
M50-54: Kyle Welch (Sunnyvale, Calif.), 4:32:04
F55-59: Ann Halenkamp (St. Louis, Mo.), 5:34:34
M55-59: Frank Green (Miami, Fla.), 4:46:15
F60-64: Anne Viviani (Arlington, Va.), 6:23:04
M60-64: Michael Orendorff (Pueblo, Colo.), 4:55:55
M65-69: John Strait (New Port Richey, Fla.), 5:46:36
Aquabike Age Group National Champions — Complete Results
Overall Female: Summer Ohlendorf (Madison, Wis.), 3:11:58
Overall Male: Mike Shaffer (Ventura, Calif.), 2:53:29
Masters Female: Hope Walker (Nashville, Tenn.), 3:22:22
Masters Male: Mike Shaffer (Ventura, Calif.), 2:53:29
Grand Masters Female: Mimi Ward (Shelbyville, Ky.), 3:28:44
Grand Masters Male: Dennis Rainear (Richmond, Va.), 3:08:18
F25-29: Summer Ohlendorf (Madison, Wis.), 3:11:58
F30-34: Maria Danker (Knoxville, Tenn.), 3:19:58
F35-39: Marisa Rowlson (Amherst, N.H.), 3:27:47
M35-39: Jeremy Wedlake (Severna Park, Md.), 4:48:59
F40-44: Hope Walker (Nashville, Tenn.), 3:22:22
M40-44: Michael Whamond (Hingham, Mass.), 3:04:27
F45-49: Betsy Brucken (Knoxville, Tenn.), 3:35:22
M45-49: Mike Shaffer (Ventura, Calif.), 2:53:29
M50-54: Bubba Gillis (Hilton Head, S.C.), 3:21:47
F55-59: Mimi Ward (Shelbyville, Ky.), 3:28:44
M55-59: Steven Pyle (Boulder, Colo.), 2:57:03
F60-64: Sue DeJesus (Henrico, Va.), 4:20:14
M60-64: Dennis Rainear (Richmond, Va.), 3:08:18
F65-69: Celia Bostick (Bellevue, Wash.), 4:40:12
M65-69: George Ladner (Davidson, N.C.), 3:35:26
M70-74: Geir Ingolfsrud (Davie, Fla.), 3:47:27
F75-79: Susan Bradley-Cox (Lexington, Ky.), 4:23:41
M75-79: Roger Brockenbrough (Pittsburgh, Pa.), 4:29:44
About USA Triathlon
Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Olympic Movement – as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with more than 550,000 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 International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).