posted on June 22, 2017 09:29
Twelve Sask STC athletes compete in Ottawa on the weekend.
Twelve Sask Triathlon Centre athletes competed in these championships as well as a mixed relay, youth and kids of steel races, June 17 and 18th in Ottawa.
This premium event was the first in North America to feature an elimination format for a CAMTRI Premium America’s Cup. The elimination format provided Elite, U23 and Junior athletes to race on both Sat June 17 and Sun June 18 against each other.. The CAMTRI event enabled Canada’s best athletes to showcase their speed and aggressive racing on Saturday over the super sprint distance on a fast course. On Sunday, these same athletes competed in either an A, B, or Exhibition final SPRINT distance race.
Two U23 athletes (Brennen Smith, Keisha Besler) and 6 Junior athletes (Sam Seshadri, Kaelen Kolb, Kyle Caie, Kaycee Schroeder, Samantha Graham, Tatiana Regnier) represented Sask and Canada in these events.
Both Smith and Besler advanced to the A final with Smith finishing 14th/30 (57:21) in the championship sprint event and Besler clocking 1:06.35 to finish 22nd/30 in the female category.
Two of our Junior males, Seshadri and Kolb advanced to the B finals finishing 25th (1:04.41)and 26th (1:04.48) respectively. Caie just missed out on the B finals but was 3rd of 23 in the Exhibition final with a 57:42 sprint time.
Schroeder, Graham and Regnier raced in the supersprint qualifying heats but did not qualify for the A or B finals. Samantha Graham then raced in the women’s Exhibition final and placed 5th of 9 competitors with a time of 1:12.16 and Regnier was one of the team members on the Sask mixed relay along with Kaitao Han, Ella Perras, and Ben Seshadri placing 5th of the 10 teams.
Ella Perras, Ben Seshadri and Kaitao Han competed in the youth event in Ottawa, one of the Ontario’s Youth cup series races. Both Perras and Seshadri were fifth in their races (5/17; 5/28) and Han finished 6th of 28 14/15 yr. old male participants.
Molly Lakustiak won her 12/13 year old category of 24 girls with a very strong run.
Full results can be found at: https://www.sportstats.ca/events.xhtml?eventname=2017%20Canadian%20Triathlon&companies=[1,2,9,8]
All photos courtesy of Stephen Mauder