Capping off 3 weekends of racing, the first 2 being triathlons, Malia placed first at the New Balance Indoor Track Nationals at the Armory in New York City on March 14th. Two days later she ran to a 7th place finish in the mile, with a PR time of 4:50:58!! Click on the picture for a VIDEO of her 800m race.
The TEaM had six Triton Elite High Performance Team members invited to the PATCO North American Sprint Championships in Sarasota, Florida on March 8th. Some of the best athletes from all over the US, Canada, Mexico and even Bermuda, competed.
Highlighting the day were performances by Taylor, Malia and Graham who placed 4th, 10th, and 16th respectively, and placing high enough among US competitors to earn qualifying spots to the Youth Olympic Games in Monterrey, Mexico and the 2014 PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championships in Dallas, TX in the next 2 months!
Sam had a solid race but missed qualifying by 7 seconds. SEVEN seconds that were lost in T1, that missed the bike pack, that would have been the difference between 26th and 15th. Seven seconds in Transition 1! Something for all you aspiring draft legal racers to think about : )
Kaileah and Summer had outstanding races at the highest level of competition in their racing careers, placing 38th and 51st.
Congratulations to the Reyes brothers, Josue (13) and Ricardo (15) for twice placing 3rd and 1st, respectively, in back to back F1 races in Clermont and Sarasota. Less than one week separated the two races.
In the Girls F1 in Clermont, Reagan had a great first race of the season, placing 3rd! It was an exciting day of racing as many of the TEaM’s EDT and HPT members raced hard and well. The 12 yo’s had an opportunity to race draft legal, some for the first time, in the F1 race as well, and had stellar performances in Clermont and Sarasota
The thought, “If it doesn’t hurt, then you aren’t trying hard enough,” helped Nic Leblanc win the Chain of Lakes Road Race and Time Trial on Saturday in Winter Haven, FL.
Nic is working hard on his swimming and running as well and will be a force in some of the upcoming non draft legal triathlons!
Congratulations to TEM Junior Elite Malia Ellington on her Honorable Mention for her draft legal racing efforts in 2013. There is some serious talent on this list, including the World Junior Champion!
Click on the photo for a link to the USAT Announcement of Junior and Youth Honors
The TEaM is truly excited to announce the partnership of Tropical Smooth Cafe of St. Petersburg, FL and Triton Elite Multisport!! TSC of St. Pete is owned by none other than Christina Noordstar a long time top triathlete, duathlete and runner! She and Tropical Smoothie Cafe are committed to supporting the future of multisport, starting with the youth and junior triathletes of Florida and Triton Elite Multisport!
Look for Tropical Smoothie Cafe of St. Petersburg at St. Anthony’s triathlon and Meek n Mighty triathlon expo!!
The Triton Elite High Performance and Elite Development team members were out at Lake Louisa Park preparing for the upcoming Draft Legal Challenge Race in March. Some quality time with teammatesprovided some motivation to push through some hard bike accelerations and good run intervals. After dusting off the transition racks, the TEaM enjoyed a pot luck feast by the waterfront. Thanks to the coaches, parents and athletes for an awesome day of training!!
Another great supporter of the future of multisport… the TEaM is excited
to have XTERRA Wetsuits as the preferred wetsuit and speedsuit provider for Triton Elite Multisport in 2014.
“XTERRA Wetsuits – the fastest, most buoyant wetsuits on the planet – are designed, tested and sold by triathletes, for triathletes.” Check them out at http://xterrawetsuits.com/index.php/slp/clubs-teams-and-coaches