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Public Affairs : Triathlon Team impresses

Triathlon Team makes impression at High Performance Camp

The West Point Triathlon Team made a lasting impression at the USA Triathlon High Performance Camp held at Delaware University Nov. 9-11. The camp is by invitation only and fielded 10 of the eastern region's best collegiate triathletes.

The weekend consisted of skills development in all areas of triathlon, with elite coaches and professional athletes in attendance. Class of 2014 Cadet Christian Ryan demonstrated his swimming prowess as the fastest swimmer at the camp. Class of 2016 Cadet Dylan Morgan took the lead during the brick sessions and transition practices, by leading the athletes with at least a 10 second margin consistently.

Class of 2015 Cadet Bradley Brachand took everyone by surprise with his superior riding skills at high speed and tactical knowledge on very technical courses.

The camp was run by some of USA Triathlon’s Elite coaches including Coach Ian O’Brien from the West Point Triathlon team.

Less than two weeks earlier, the West Point team dominated the collegiate competition at the Austin 70.3 Oct. 28, winning the collegiate national title for the fourth consecutive year. Class of 2013 Cadets Brian Trainor and Sarah Haight each took first place in the male and female collegiate categories of the half Ironman distance race. Trainor further distinguished himself by finishing as the second amateur competitor in the race; in the process earning 20th overall and besting several professional triathletes.

Also finishing among the top male collegiate athletes were Morgan (3rd) and Class of 2015 Cadets Brad Bachand (4th) and Norris Overly (5th).

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The West Point Triathlon team recently delivered strong performance at both the USA Triathlon High Performance Camp and the Austin 70.3 where they won their fourth consecutive collegiate national title. To learn more about this team, visit www.westpointtri.com.                           Courtesy Photo