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Harrison, Kline Top USA Triathlon Long Course Duathlon Nationals Field
CARY, N.C. — Amateur multisport athletes Albert Harrison and Laura Kline bested a field of more than 400 competitors to claim the overall titles at Saturday’s USA Triathlon Long Course Duathlon National Championships, held in conjunction with the Cary Du Classic presented by the Happy Tooth.
Harrison (Boone, N.C.) finished the 5-mile run, 32-mile bike, 5-mile run course in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 21 seconds to win the overall and men’s 25-29 age group title. Jeff Wilson (Copley, Ohio), also in the men’s 25-29 age group, was second in 2:14:44, and Marc Warner (Crozier, Va.) was third overall, winning the men’s 45-49 title in 2:15:24. Patrick Parish (Bloomington, Minn.) posted the fastest time of the day in 2:13:00, but as an elite (professional) athlete does not qualify for age-group awards or national titles.
Kline (New Paltz, N.Y.) was the top finisher on the women’s side, earning the overall title as well as the women’s 35-39 division title in a time of 2:28:53. Diane Hankee (Lino Lakes, Minn.) finished in 2:29:09 for second overall and in the women’s 35-39 division, and Hannah Hanson (Frederick, Md.) claimed the women’s 34-39 title, rounding out the overall podium in 2:29:33.
Saturday’s Long Course Duathlon National Championships served as the lone qualifier for Team USA for the 2014 ITU Long Course Duathlon World Championships, which will take place Sept. 6-7 in Zofingen, Switzerland. The top 18 finishers in each age group (rolling down to 25th place) qualified for Team USA. U.S. age-groupers have earned five medals at the last two Long Course Duathlon Worlds, which were also held in Zofingen.
Team USA is comprised of the nation’s top multisport 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 Championships – Complete Results
(5-mile run, 32-mile bike, 5-mile run)
Age-Group National Champions
Overall Male: Albert Harrison (Boone, N.C.), 2:14:21
Overall Female: Laura Kline (New Paltz, N.Y.), 2:28:53
Clydesdale: John Spencer (Clayton, N.C.), 4:20:33
M19&U: Jens Meyer (Raleigh, N.C.), 3:12:24
F19&U: Shannon Scovel (Cary, N.C.), 3:00:09
M20-24: Keith Jackson (McDonough, Ga.), 2:24:30
F20-24: Kate Buss (Blacksburg, Va.), 2:37:49
M25-29: Albert Harrison (Boone, N.C.), 2:14:21
F25-29: Allie Norman (Jacksonville, Fla.), 2:34:23
M30-34: Lucas McCollum (Frederick, Md.), 2:16:01
F30-34: Suzie Fox (Chaska, Minn.), 2:34:21
M35-39: Greg Fraze (Velpen, Ind.), 2:20:13
F35-39: Laura Kline (New Paltz, N.Y.), 2:28:53
M40-44: Rodney Scott (Raleigh, N.C.), 2:15:57
F40-44: Gail Kattouf (Greenville, S.C.), 2:33:21
M45-49: Marc Warner (Crozier, Va.), 2:15:24
F45-49: Lisa Buohler (Lehigh Acres, Fla.), 2:38:25
M50-54: Wes Kessenich (Charlotte, N.C.), 2:26:31
F50-54: Kim Donaldson (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 2:46:23
M55-59: Kevin Fitzgerald (Waynesville, N.C.), 2:26:45
F55-59: Gail Waldman (Vienna, Va.), 2:57:48
M60-64: David Burkhart (Brighton, Mich.), 2:27:31
F60-64: Betsy Henderson (Roanoke, Va.), 3:06:34
M65-69: Terry Habecker (Ithaca, N.Y.), 2:54:25
M70-74: Finn Hassing (Hickory, N.C.), 3:10:23
F70-74: Willy Moolenaar (Indiatlantic, Fla.), 4:24:32
M75-79: John Elliott (Columbia, Md.), 3:21:41