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USA Triathlon Weekend Notebook: April 28
St. Anthony’s Triathlon
Sarah Haskins (Clermont, Fla.) took her fifth career win at St. Anthony’s Triathlon on Sunday in St. Petersburg, Fla., setting a new course record with a time of 1:56:44. Helle Frederiksen (DEN) and Radka Vodickova (CZE) cut into Haskins’ gap during the run but it was not enough to overtake the champion, who has now won each of the four races she has competed in this season. Frederiksen finished second in a time of 1:57:06 and Vodickova rounded out the podium in third with a time of 1:59:17.
Hunter Kemper (Colorado Springs, Colo.) was the only U.S. elite male on the podium at St. Anthony’s, finishing third in 1:47:19 in his 2014 season opener. Kemper was in the lead pack of the swim along with Ruedi Wild (SUI) and Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS), who would go on to claim the top two podium spots. Wild finished in 1:46:46 and Kahlefeldt outran Kemper by 13 seconds to take second with a time of 1:47:09.
Results from St. Anthony’s Triathlon are available here.
The U.S. had two podium finishers at this draft-legal sprint in Barbados. Tommy Zaferes (Soquel, Calif.) posted the fastest swim of the day and finished in 56:57 for second place and his first ITU podium finish of 2014. Alexander Hinton (CAN) took first, breaking the tape in 56:44 and Manuel Huerta (PUR) came in third with a time of 57:09.
Erin Jones (Hood River, Ore.) took third place in the women’s race, mirroring her third-place finish at this event in 2013. In her first ITU event of 2014, Jones logged a final time of 1:04:03 after having the fastest swim split of the field. Adriana Barraza (MEX) won with a time of 1:03:09 and Ellie Salthouse (AUS) took second in a time of 1:03:40.
Lima PATCO Triathlon Pan American Cup
William Huffman (Colleyville, Texas) was the lone U.S. elite competing in Sunday’s Lima PATCO Triathlon Pan American Cup, earning a spot on the podium with a second-place finish. This was Huffman’s second ITU Continental Cup podium finish of 2014 and fourth of his career.
Huffman pieced together a solid race effort to finish in 1:44:55 behind Irving Perez (MEX), who made his move on the run to win the race in 1:44:37. Juan Jose Andrade Figueroa (ECU) rounded out the podium in 1:45:44.
Complete results are available on triathlon.org.
Zhenjiang ASTC Triathlon Premium Asian Cup
John O’Neill (Vail, Colo.) finished third in Saturday’s Zhenjiang ASTC Triathlon Premium Asian Cup for his second straight ITU Continental Cup podium finish. O’Neill finished in 1:48:59 with the day’s third-fastest run split. Ireland’s Benjamin Shaw took first in 1:48:37, just ahead of Rostyslav Pevtsov, who is wearing the ITU flag.
Chelsea Burns (Phoenix, Ariz.) posted the fastest run split in the women’s race, finishing sixth overall in 2:00:46.