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ASU triathlon continues to dominate, winning their final regular season race

Seven Sun Devils finished in the top 15 with six of them finishing in the top 10


Triathletes fight to break ahead of one another in the swim portion of the 2017 Collegiate National Triathlon Championship.

The Sun Devil triathlon team wrapped up their regular season by winning first place in the East Regional Qualifier on Saturday. Six ASU runners finished in the top 10 with one more rounding out the top 15.  

Freshman Audrey Ernst, running in her first collegiate competition, finished as the leading Sun Devil in third place overall. Freshman Kira Stanley and sophomore Rebecca Naughton followed in fourth and fifth place respectively. 

Ernst finished with a time of 1:00:25, posting times of 09:37 in swim, 31:00 in bike, 18:10 in the run and 01:40 during transitions. 

Stanley finished just thirteen seconds behind Ernst with a time of 1:00:38. Stanley posted times of 8:59 in swim, 30:50 in bike, 19:01 in the run and 01:50 in transitions.

Naughton finished the competition with a time of 1:01:15 with times of 09:52 in swim, 30:43 in bike, 18:56 in run and 01:46 in transitions. 

Additionally, junior Sarah Quintero finished sixth, sophomore Catherine Giuseffi finished seventh and freshman Olivia Jenks finished ninth to round out a host of top 10 finishes. Sophomore Kenzi Wilson finished 15th to round out the last of the Sun Devil runners. 

ASU concluded the meet with 12 total points, far ahead of the second place Division I team East Tennessee State, which accumulated 44 total points. 

The triathlon team finished the regular season winning both Regional Qualifiers they participated in. However, the team did not participate in the Central Regional Qualifier this year due to Hurricane Florence  in September. 

The Sun Devils will host the Collegiate National Championship in Tempe on Nov. 4 for their final race of 2018 where the team is looking to win the national championship title for the third consecutive year.  

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Jeffrey HorstDigital editor-in-chief

Jeffrey Horst is the digital editor-in-chief of The State Press. He previously served as the publication's sports editor and worked at Cronkite News and

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