Jana Millat runs through the finish line in the mixed relay at Collegiate Club National Championships.
Shawn Forer

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Queens University Wins 2024 USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Title

by USA Triathlon

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The 2024 USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships was hosted in Mission Viejo, Calif. on April 13-14, with nearly 1000 athletes from over 80 collegiate teams battling for national titles at one of the most high-energy triathlon events in the country.

The race was organized by USA Triathlon Race Director, Todd Gollnick, in partnership with Five Point Events.

In dominant fashion, Queens University of Charlotte took home the overall club title (71 points) and the men’s title (26 points), while winning the Mixed Relay national title. The University of Colorado Boulder won the women’s title (34 points), beating out the Queens University women by just 10 points.

CU Boulder finished second in the overall club standings with 205 points and the University of California Berkeley took home third with 257 points.

“I am delighted to reflect on the tremendous success of the recent Collegiate Club Nationals event,” said USA Triathlon Club Coordinator, Mackenzie Ellis. “It was an electrifying celebration of athleticism, sportsmanship and unity within the collegiate triathlon community. Witnessing collegiate athletes from across the nation compete with such passion and determination was truly inspiring. This championship not only showcased exceptional talent but also strengthened the bonds of friendship and camaraderie among the teams. The dedication and spirit of these athletes exemplify the essence of collegiate triathlon, and I look forward to witnessing their continued achievements in the future.”

With the 2024 team title, Queens University has now won three straight team titles, and a fourth title in 2019. Queens turned in strong performances across all three categories: Draft-Legal, Olympic-Distance and the Mixed Relay.

Tristen Jones led the Queens men in the Draft-Legal race, placing fourth, while Joshua Berles, Dan O’Dell and Jeremy Maclean placed second, third and fourth in the Olympic-distance race. For the women, Jana Millat finished third in Draft-Legal and Clare Dasso took fifth in the Olympic-Distance race.

Millat, Dasso, Jones and Dan Gossow then teamed up to win the Mixed Relay national title for Queens, ahead of UC Berkeley and CU Boulder.

In the individual competition, it was Wilmington College’s Faith Duncan who turned in two impressive performances. She won both women’s individual titles in the Draft-Legal race (58 minutes, 47 seconds) and the Olympic-Distance race (2:07.07).

Athletes in the Draft-Legal event completed a sprint-distance, 750-meter swim, 21-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run course. The draft-legal racing format, which enables athletes to ride in packs and work together on the bike, is similar to the racing style contested in elite World Triathlon events and the Olympic Games.


Faith Duncan runs through the finish line at Collegiate Club National Championships.
Shawn Forer

Edoardo Leone (University of California Los Angeles) won the individual title in the men’s Draft-Legal Championship race with a time of 55:25, while Ben Hinchliffe of Dartmouth College took home the gold for the Olympic-Distance championship (1:54.12).

U.S. Air Force Special Warfare was the presenting partner of the individual awards.

The United States Naval Academy won the title in the Armed Forces results, beating out rivals West Point, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, with notable finishes from Soleil Xie, Isabel Mesa and Joseph Bell. Other top athletes from the academies included Mark Romano from the U.S. Air Force Academy and Emma McGovern and Kevin (Jackson) Burke from West Point.

In a show of creativity and spirit, CU Boulder won The Spirit Award, breaking the University of Wisconsin’s run at a three-peat. The Spirit Award is annually awarded to the collegiate club that shows the most school pride throughout the event. The Journey to Nationals award is a competition for collegiate clubs to submit short videos capturing their preparation, qualification and travel to Collegiate Club National Championships. Cal Berkeley took home the Journey to Nationals award and Stanford University won the “Why am I going to Nationals” video reel.

2024 USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships

Mission Viejo, California

Organized by USA Triathlon Race Director, Todd Gollnick, in partnership with Five Point Events

Individual awards presented by U.S. Air Force Special Warfare

Overall Club Standings

  1. Queens University of Charlotte, 71
  2. University of Colorado, Boulder, 205
  3. University of California, Berkeley, 257
  4. United States Naval Academy, 372
  5. Cal Poly, 497

Women’s Club Standings

  1. University of Colorado, Boulder, 34
  2. Queens University of Charlotte, 44
  3. University of California, Berkeley, 145
  4. United States Naval Academy, 159
  5. United States Military Academy (West Point), 183

Men’s Club Standings

  1. Queens University of Charlotte, 26
  2. Wingate University, 62
  3. University of California, Berkeley, 106
  4. University of Colorado, Boulder, 160
  5. Cal Poly, 173

Draft-Legal Collegiate Championships

750m swim, 21k bike, 5k run

Men- Complete Results

  1. Eduardo Leone (University of California, Los Angeles), 55:25
  2. Mark Romano (United States Air Force Academy), 55:33
  3. Jake Baugher (Wingate University), 55:37
  4. Tristen Jones (Queens University of Charlotte), 55:44
  5. Jackson Harrell (Michigan State University), 56:16

Women- Complete Results

  1. Faith Duncan (Wilmington College), 58:47
  2. Alexandra Poole (Duke University), 58:58
  3. Jana Millat (Queens University of Charlotte), 59:38
  4. Bella Chirafisi (Colorado State University), 59:47
  5. Anna-Maria Dietze (University of Colorado, Boulder), 1:00.09

Olympic-Distance Collegiate Championships

1,500m swim, 41k bike, 10k run

Men- Complete Results

  1. Ben Hinchliffe (Dartmouth College), 1:54.12
  2. Joshua Berles (Queens University of Charlotte), 1:55.44
  3. Dan O’Dell (Queens University of Charlotte), 1:55.50
  4. Jeremy Maclean (Queens University of Charlotte), 1:55.59
  5. Boden Gentile (University of Virginia), 1:56.13

Women- Complete Results

  1. Faith Duncan (Wilmington College), 2:07.07
  2. Annie Meeder (University of Colorado, Boulder), 2:07.13
  3. Alexandra Poole (Duke University), 2:08.59
  4. Anna-Maria Dietze (University of Colorado, Boulder), 2:12.27
  5. Clare Dasso (Queens University of Charlotte), 2:12.43

Mixed Relay Collegiate Championships

250m swim, 5k bike, 1.2k run (x4)

Complete Results

  1. Queens University of Charlotte, 58:38
  2. University of California, Berkeley, 1:01.16
  3. University of Colorado, Boulder, 1:01.39
  4. Michigan State University, 1:02.07
  5. United States Naval Academy, 1:02.19

Visit www.usatrichamps.com for more information about the 2024 USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships.


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