January 20th, 2014

Meet the Team: Joanna Coker

Joanna riding hard at Nationals 2013

Joanna riding hard at Nationals 2013

What is your major and what do you hope to do with it?

I am a human biology major with minors in chemistry and sociocultural anthropology. Among many other things, I want to go through a combined MD/PhD program and ultimately become a forensic pathologist. Read more »

December 9th, 2013

Meet the Team: David Berry

David Barnes and Nobles exiting the water at UCSD's Tritonman

David Barnes and Nobles exiting the water at UCSD’s Tritonman

What is your research all about?

I’m a second year graduate student in UCSD’s Bioengineering program, and I mainly work in an orthopedics lab. The three-word answer is: “lower back pain”. Specifically, I use novel MRI techniques to study kinematic and biomechanical changes that occur in the lumbar spine in active duty Marines with varying levels of pathology. I am also working on a method using high strength MRI to make non-invasive measurements of muscle physiology.

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December 2nd, 2013

Meet the Team: Jennifer Kaehms

What is your major, and what do you want to do?

Getting ready to swim at 2013 Conference

Getting ready to swim at 2013 Conference

My major is bioengineering with a minor in Global Health. Right now I really enjoy being a bioengineering student, triathlete, and a resident advisor. In the future I am looking to combine my experience as an engineering and global health student and work for a successful company that has a healthy contribution to society. In more specific terms I am looking to help create everyday devices that people can use to help themselves live healthy, active lifestyles. Read more »

November 26th, 2013

2013 Bike Camp by Joey Clingerman

By Joey Clingerman

Enjoying the campfire with my P-Bro's

Enjoying the campfire with my P-Bro’s

Bike camp 2013 sophomore edition was a much easier transition into the Triathlon team than the first time. This time last year, I didn’t know my P-bros in the FFF, I didn’t know Sergio or Chris, I didn’t know Bill, and I sure wasn’t introduced to Montezuma yet.

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November 22nd, 2013

Meet the Team: Matt Siegfried

Where did you grow up/what was your athletic background?

Matt finishing IronMan Wisconsin

Matt finishing IronMan Wisconsin

Well I’m old, so this will be long.

I grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago. In 7th grade gym class, I finished 2nd place in the mile (lost to a soccer player, who ran in the low 6s). My gym teacher suggested I should hop in the junior high race (2 mile) at the next home meet for the high school cross-country team. I resisted. Again in 8th grade, she suggested I run in the junior high race. Again, I resisted. Read more »

September 30th, 2013

The 2013-14 Season is Starting Soon!

The kick-off meeting for the 2013-14 season is Thursday, October 3rd, 7:30PM in the Dugout room at RIMAC Annex (under Peet’s coffee). Come learn what the UCSD Triathlon team is all about! We will talk about schedules, expectations, and anything else you might want to know about the upcoming season.

The first official practice will be Monday, October 7th, 5PM at Spanos Track.

The first race of the season will be our own Coveskipper Aquathlon and 5K, Sunday, October 27th 10AM at La Jolla Shores beach.

September 10th, 2013

All these people are awesome. Oh, and a race happened. — Big Kahuna 2013

by Daniel Heineck

Tl;dr:

Long drive up Friday night, amazingly fun Saturday with totally, absolutely, wonderful people, a race broke out early Sunday morning where Jeff Dahlen and I won the aquathon and half-ironman events, respectively.  Along with a gaggle of UCSD tri-club friends who mounted one of the best cheering repertoires I’ve seen (much less been on the receiving end of), Read more »

June 12th, 2013

To Eat or Do-not eat? Tour de Donuts 2013

by Jennifer Kaehms and Kerri Seger

UCSD Triathlon has a proud history in the annual Tour de Doughnuts, and we continued our strong work this year. It’s June, though, and we’re all sick of writing in MS Word, so enjoy this year’s tale told through a Prezi!  Read more »

May 28th, 2013

The very best of times: Wildflower 2013

by Gina Horath

Cutest. Puppy. Ever.

Cutest. Puppy. Ever.

Wow, what a whirlwind of a weekend! As our last team race of the season, Wildflower did not disappoint. More than thirty members of the UCSD Triathlon Team left Friday for an unforgettable weekend of camping, racing, and all-around entertainment. Wildflower is a unique race for us because although there is a collegiate division, this race also encompasses age-groupers and pros from across the country coming together to race in either Saturday’s long course, or Sunday’s Olympic-distance race… or both if you’re psycho.
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May 9th, 2013

This writeup took me 4 hours so you better like it- USAT Collegiate Nationals 2013

by Jeff Dahlen

UCSD had the best spots in the house to watch Bill vie for a title.

UCSD had the best spots in the house to watch Bill vie for a title.

The journey began with a 6 hour drive through the beautiful California desert, next to the Mexican border, and into the smokin’ hot town of Tempe Arizona, home of the Arizona State Sun Devils.  Upon arrival we settled into the luxurious Four Points Sheraton with our speedos, bikes, helmets, shoes, uniform kits, water bottles, food, and yes – three other roommates along with their speedos, bikes, helmets, shoes, uniform kits, water bottles and food.  Let the team bonding begin. Read more »