Great Clermont Conference Championship Race

the team at Great Clermont
the team at Great Clermont

the team at Great Clermont

This past weekend we competed in our final race of the FCTC (Florida Collegiate Triathlon Conference) season. Great Clermont was a fun race…full of lots of collegiate competitors, lots of hills, and of course, a good time!

We competed against UCF, UF, UNF, USF, FGCU, FL Tech, Eckerd, and a few other out of state schools including Navy, Duke, and Penn State!

Daniel in transition

swim start

Girls swim start

In the swim, it was separated by Collegiate males and females. The guys all started swimming the wrong course for the buoys, so it messed up some of our guy’s times. Some of the girls got confused and did the same thing, swimming about 100m off course.

Shawn coming out of the water

Shawn coming out of the water

Ivan on the bike

Ivan on the bike

The bike was really hilly. Clermont is a beautiful place for a triathlon, but those hills are brutal! They were rolling hills though, so we knew once we got over one hill, we’d at least get a downhill before the next one.

Jimmy on the run

Jimmy on the run

Ashley finishing

Ashley finishing

Lucky for us, the run course was flat and fairly shaded. We ran on a nice paved trail through the woods.

For 7 of our members, it was their first olympic distance! It was a great race to prepare for Collegiate Nationals, because the bike had more hills.

some of the team post race

some of the team post race

The results are posted below under the link “Collegiate Results”. Both teams had really tough competition… Navy were the first 2 guys that finished and the first 4 girls…

Results here

Ivan Remete and Jimmy Williams got in the top 20 for FCTC schools.

Alexa Lampasona got 1st and Becca House got 9th for FCTC.

All the other competitors raced for the first time and so they all got PRs!

This race was our Conference Championship, which meant that how our team did in this race counted more than a regular race.

all the Florida teams

all the Florida teams

The good news… both guys and girls qualified for Collegiate Nationals!

Ending Results for the FCTC:

Girls team: 2nd!

Guys team: 7th

the girls this race

the girls this race

Individual Accomplishments:

Javier Zamparelli: 4th overall male

Alexa Lampasona: 2nd overall female

Alexa 2nd and Rebecca Whitsitt (3rd UCF)

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