Triathlon Club

Last Sunday the triathlon club competed in their first ever race as an official SGA sponsored club. The Triathlon Club was started in 2003 and now has 20 member, seven of which traveled to Connecticut for the Hammerfest Sprint Triathlon. Hammerfest is a benefit race for the Myelin Project, an organization that supports research for multiple sclerosis, the leukodystrophies, and other myelin disorders. The race consisted of a .5 mile swim, 13.5 mile bike ride and a 4 mile run. On the men’s side, Rob McVety (1:19:23) and David McAndrew (1:22:36) both got fourth place in their age groups. The women also did very well; Hazel Ryerson won her age group with a time of 1:24:46, followed by Kathy Schneider (1:38:01) and Rosetta Morse (1:44:54). This race marked the beginning of a New England collegiate triathlon organization. The triathlon is looking toward the USAT collegiate national championship in Lake Havasu City, Arizona this April. President David McAndrew will also be ecompeting in the Disney Marathon this winter with Team in Training, and organization that raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.