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Three Saints open spring slate of Triathlon

Three Saints open spring slate of Triathlon

CLERMONT, Fla. – The Marymount (Va.) University triathlon teams took a spring break trip down to Florida for the Clermont Draft Legal Challenge, a two-day event that kicked off on Saturday morning. 

Three Saints took the course today, seeing sophomores Eric Kirouac and Adam Sandbergcompete in the men's Elite Development Race (EDR) while freshman Gina Reyes raced in the women's EDR. 

Kirouac performed well for the blue and white, finishing 10th in a time of 58:27. A tough start to his swim improved throughout to execute a career-best time of 9:54. The sophomore made up a few spots in transition and worked with the first-chase pack to reel in the leaders by the end of the fourth lap (20k) bike leg. In transition two, he entered the run in fourth but fell back several spots. Making a strong comeback in the second lap of the 5k run, Kirouac was able to cross the line in the top 10. 

Sandberg wasn't too far behind classmate Kirouac coming out of the water, hitting the first transition by the 10:07 mark. He continued through for a 29:54 bike before capping off with a run of 19:12 to cross the line in 32nd in a time of 1:01:20.9. 

On the women's side, Reyes competed in the swim and bike portions of the EDR, but did not start the run leg due to rehabbing a run injury. The freshman executed well in both the swim and bike legs, dismounting the bike in seventh place after putting together a 33:40 ride. 

Kirouac and Sandberg will race again on Sunday in the men's EDR and will be joined by senior Carlos Elizondo. Reyes will also race the swim and bike portion of Sunday's women's EDR.