What a year for Marymount athletics! Five conference tournament appearances, a regular-season champion, gold medals at the conference swim championships, a program-first ECAC champion, an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament and making it to the Sweet 16 in Minnesota, a pair of All-Americans… And all of this goes without saying the incredible success in the classroom. The list goes on and on.
Senior Collin Chartier started up the triathlon season on Sunday morning, traveling down to the Patriot’s Sprint to leave the entire field behind him for his career-best finish, taking first place in a time of 59:25.
The Marymount (Va.) University triathlon teams hit the road to North Carolina on Saturday for the Belew’s Lake International Triathlon, but due to unruly weather, the race had to shorten to a duathlon with just a run and bike.
The Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Triathlon Conference Championship was held on Saturday at Smith Mountain Lake State Park, and the Marymount (Va.) University men and women’s triathlon teams combined for a second-place team finish. All the Saints that competed qualified for the National Championship in April of 2016 in Clemson, South Carolina.
The 2015 fall schedule began for the Marymount (Va.) University men’s and women’s triathlon teams on Sunday morning, and the Saints were a force to be reckoned with at the Patriot’s Sprint, seeing junior Collin Chartier take the best finish overall, and junior Melissa Teeple and freshman Lara Sormunen take second and third, respectively, in the women’s division.
Clermont, Fla. – Last weekend, the Marymount Triathlon team started its spring season with back-to-back race days at the Clermont Draft Legal Challenge at Lake Louisa State Park. All the races were in the draft-legal format, which allows the athletes to draft on the cycle leg, drastically changing race dynamics and tactics. All races boasted international fields.
Huddleston, Va. – Following Saturday’s impressive performance, all participating Saints triathletes qualified for USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals to be held in the spring. The Liberty University Triathlon, held at Smith Mountain Lake State Park, was not only the Championship for the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Triathlon Conference, but was also one of the first all-collegiate triathlons in the country.
New York – Marymount University’s triathlon program was highlighted in a recent feature by The New York Times about the addition of the sport as an NCAA Emerging Sport for Women. The story showcases Marymount’s efforts to establish the sport at the varsity level under current head coach Zane Castro.
Tempe, Ariz. – Marymount University’s Collin Chartier placed seventh overall in the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships individual standings with a pair of top-10 performances over the weekend. He placed ninth overall in the draft legal sprint race on Friday before matching that with another ninth place showing in the Olympic distance event on Saturday.
Columbia, Md. – Competing in their first Olympic distance event of the season, Marymount University freshmen Collin Chartier and Melissa Teeple both won individual titles at the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Triathlon Conference Championships on Sunday. The duo, along with fellow qualifiers Carlos Elizondo and Matt Ward, advances to compete at the 2014 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships in April.
Williamsburg, Va. – Marymount University's triathlon team had an impressive showing in the program's inaugural event at the Patriots Sprint Tri on Sunday. The Saints posted top finishes in the first Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Conference event of the season including an individual victory on the women's side.