By Joey Clingerman
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.
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 »
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.
by Daniel Heineck
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 »
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 »
by Gina Horath
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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by Jeff Dahlen
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 »
by Michael Lu
On the Saturday of finals week, while everyone else was already well into the process of enjoying their spring break, the UCSD triathlon team was driving up to Lake Lopez for the 2013 West Coast Collegiate Triathlon Conference Championships, where the best triathletes in the west come together to compete in swimming, biking, running, and for the especially ambitious ones, mustaches. For many of us, this race would be our first time competing in an Olympic-distance triathlon and as if to add onto the pressure, it has been hyped as one of the most important of the year. Needless to say, we were all anxious. Read more »
That’s at least what our Tritons did over the course of the two days of racing. Competition was steep this weekend, as most of the WCCTC teams came down, along with those crazy Wildcats from Arizona. Short of the Colorado teams and the service academies, we had a pretty good preview of Collegiate Nationals. Megan Cross, who was thrown into a den of lions (the draft legal Saturday race) in only her second triathlon EVER emerged triumphantly. Her racing experience and the team’s weekend results after the break.
Written by Hayley Richins and Daniel Gonzalez
The UCLA IronBruin. From what I’d heard from my teammates, this race sounded like one I didn’t want to miss out on. It’ll be fun, they said… It’s my favorite race, they said… and, well, I bought it. So on March 3rd, there I was, pulling into a dark UCLA parking structure at precisely 5:15 am, not exactly feeling the excitement expressed earlier by my fellow competitors.
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