CLEMSON, SC – The Illinois State University Tri-Birds competed against nearly 1300 athletes in the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships Saturday.
Michael Braun posted the best finish among the Tri-Birds, finishing the Olympic distance event in 2:27:23, which was good for 260th among over 750 men.
Run times were higher than usual, as the triathletes battled hot and humid conditions on the hilly course.
Chris Braun completed the course in 2:44:16, while Marissa Anderson came in at 2:55:30 and Brianna Zoschke posted a time of 3:03:19. Anderson’s time was good for 235th among the 750-plus female athletes.
Lauren Kingsley was involved in a crash on the cycling leg. She did not sustain any serious injuries, but was unable to finish the race.
Grim Reaper Fitness is a sponsor of the Tri-Birds and provides coaching services to the club.