The first of three special qualifiers for the USA Triathlon Youth Elite and Junior Elite National Championships in West Chester, Ohio, the inaugural East Coast Triathlon Festival in Richmond, Virginia this past weekend drew the best Youth Elite and Junior Elite triathletes from along the East coast and as far away as San Diego.
The Youth Elite race marked Anna's first draft-legal triathlon while the non-drafting Youth race challenged Benjamin with longer swim, bike and run courses. No strangers to multisport, siblings Audrey and Ansel raced for the first time in MINI COW TRI CLUB team colors, with Ansel racing his way to a second place finish in the Boys 7–8 age group.
A couple of shout outs. First, cowgratulations to former MINI COW TRI CLUB triathlete Grace Obando on her fourth place finish in the Female Youth Elite race, securing her spot to the National Championship. Also, cowgratulations to friend of the club and 2011 Maryland Youth Triathlon Series spokesathlete Hunter Lussi on earning his USAT Elite Triathlon License with his second place finish in the U25 Elite Development Race.
We've got a barnful of images in our 2013 East Coast Triathlon Festival gallery, so hoof it on over there to see the rest. Next stop for the herd is the Frederick Kids Triathlon May 25.
There's a barnful of images in our 2013 East Coast Triathlon Festival gallery, so hoof it on over there to see the rest.