TRIATHLON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

TRIATHLON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

April 22, 2017

Tuscaloosa, AL - 4 EC swimmers competed in the 2017 Triathlon Collegiate National Championships, held on the campus of the University of Alabama on April 22, 2017.

Athletes competed in the Olympic Distance Triathlon event (1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run). There were 1,224 competitors in the Olympic distance event, from 135 collegiate teams around the United States.
 
On the men's side, Dwayne Foxworth was the top Emmanuel finisher with a time of 2 hours 58 minutes 33 seconds. Freshmen, Simon Roberts, finished in 3 hours 7 minutes 53 seconds.
 
On the women's side, Senior, Laura Gonzalez, was the top Emmanuel finisher with a time of 3 hours 14 minutes 1 second. Sara Duarte finished in 3 hours 24 minutes 18 seconds.
 
Head Coach, Allen Gilchrest commented: "We are thanking God for such a great Tri season. These 4 swimmers did such a great job at Nationals, I am very proud of each of them. Coming out of the swim season where most races last less than 2 minutes, these athletes competed for 3 hours over 3 disciplines at the National Championships, it is my privilege to coach them! 
 
We will especially miss Laura Gonzalez, our Senior Captain, and thank her for her friendship and leadership these past 3 years. We are so thankful to God for the opportunities He has given us this season." GO LIONS!
 
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