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Daly, Philip Highlight Field at USA Triathlon Aquathlon Nationals
More than 100 athletes competed for titles and Team USA world championship spots
CANTON, N.C. — Multisport athletes specializing in the swim-run discipline of aquathlon earned national titles and Team USA berths in 24 age groups Sunday at the 2013 USA Triathlon Aquathlon National Championships, held at the Lake Logan Episcopal Center as part of the Lake Logan Multisport Festival.
Ashley Janaye Daly (Peachtree Corners, Ga.) was the top female finisher on the 1,500-meter swim, 5-kilometer run course with a time of 43 minutes, 32 seconds. Ashley Whitney (30-34, Nashville, Tenn.), used her speed on the swim to finish second overall in 44:07, and last year’s overall women’s winner Shannon Scovel (18-19, Cary, N.C.) was third overall and earned another age group title in 45:03.
Jeevan Philip (Richland, Wash.) posted the fastest time of the day, winning the men’s overall title and the 18-19 age group in 38:54. Men’s 25-29 winner Alex Solomon (Atlanta, Ga.) was second overall with a time of 38:59, and Pieter DeHart (35-39, Lexington, Va.) had the third fastest time of the day in 39:48.In addition to chasing national titles, athletes also earned spots on Team USA for the 2013 ITU Aquathlon World Championships in London, England, on Sept. 11. The top 10 finishers in each age group, rolling down to 14th place, qualified for a Team USA berth. Team USA is comprised of amateur athletes who represent the United States at each ITU World Championship event. Click here for more on Team USA.
In all, more than 100 athletes participated in the event, which featured a growing multisport discipline. Visit usatriathlon.org for more information on Aquathlon Nationals or the multisport discipline of aquathlon, which combines running and swimming.
2013 USA Triathlon Aquathlon National Championships, Canton, N.C.
1,500m swim, 5k run
Women’s complete results
Men’s complete results
Age Group National Champions
Overall Female: Ashley Janaye Daly (Peachtree Corners, Ga.), 43:32
Overall Male: Jeevan Philip (Richland, Wash.), 38:54
F17&U: Grace Morris (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 48:34
M17&U: Joe Roehrig (Charlotte, N.C.), 1:08:31
F18-19: Shannon Scovel (Cary, N.C.), 45:03
M18-19: Jeevan Philip (Richland, Wash.), 38:54
F20-24: Ashley Janaye Daly (Peachtree Corners, Ga.), 43:32
M20-24: Daniel Mazur (Pittsburgh, Pa.), 41:28
F25-29: Ann Mazur (Charlottesville, Va.), 46:30
M25-29: Alex Solomon (Atlanta, Ga.), 38:59
F30-34: Ashley Whitney (Nashville, Tenn.), 44:07
M30-34: Steve Cromer (Columbia, S.C.), 40:39
F35-39: Jennifer Dehart (Lexington, Va.), 45:16
M35-39: Pieter Dehart (Lexington, Va.), 39:48
F40-44: Ann Schwartz (Tucker, Ga.), 49:28
M40-44: Andrew Farrell (Raleigh, N.C.), 41:20
F45-49: Katie McCully (Eastham, Mass.), 46:19
M45-49: Dan Thornton (Carrboro, N.C.), 46:22
F50-54: Gale Moore (Columbia, Tenn.), 54:14
M50-54: Marc Mone (Murrieta, Calif.), 44:25
F55-59: Nanci Sirois (Windham, N.H.), 54:24
M55-59: Ian Davidson (Clemson, S.C.), 48:34
F60-64: Judith Reiberg (New York, N.Y.), 1:03:38
M60-64: Greg Baker (Noblesville, Ind.), 51:43
M65-69: King Yaeger (Washington, Mich.), 49:32
M70-74: Dan Murphy (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 1:00:21
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).