The first annual Team Invitational will be held in College Station, home of Texas A&M University. This is the premier warm-up race for the spring 2014 triathlon season. There will be a collegiate, as well as an open division which will be available to the general public.
Click here for event information.
Check out our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1402460136673477/
If you are a Texas A&M member or alumni, please sign up on our roster: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkDTDveLiyvJdHk5Mk84RXVEQnlpdTQwSjZxRVlnWkE&usp=drive_web#gid=0.
If you are from another collegiate team, please send your roster to Julianne Newman (see event information for her email).
Here's a recap from our meeting tonight in case you couldn't make it:
- If your'e not 100% sure you want to join, come to practice anyways and check us out!
- Pay dues here. Print a receipt and bring it to practice. You can also pay at practice.
- Forms you need to fill out here: AOR and Standard of Conduct. Extra forms available at practice.
- Practice schedule, calendar, and race schedule are located on the website.
- Nationals will be roughly ~$100 per person depending on how much you volunteered.
Howdy Zebras and Zebras-to-be!
I hope everyone has had a great holiday break! There's only one more week left on the training challenge so submit your workouts here.
The first meeting for Spring 2014 will be at 8PM in REC 281 on Monday, January 20th. I hope to see all of you there! We'll be talking about how to get involved with the team, practice schedule, race schedule, nationals, uniforms, new swim practice and track practice coaches, etc.!
Sean "what's better than eating 5 cupcakes tonight? A 6th one." Chang
And the winners have been decided! Tiebreakers were decided by the most of each team's houses eaten in 30 seconds.
1st: Christmas Turkey [ate the most candy for tiebreaker and stayed 1st]
2nd: George Bush's Vacation Home [ate the second most candy for tiebreaker and moved up to 2nd]
3rd: Water Park
Also, a few big changes are happening for Collegiate USAT racing! First, the 28 year-old limitation on collegiate athletes has been removed. No matter what age, any full-time student can now race! Second, you can wear your zebra sports bra at collegiate nationals! Lastly, there will be a vote amonth NCAA athletic directors to decide whether or not women's triathlon will be added as an NCAA event. If it is passed, then it will begin August 2014! We will keep you updated.
We are in the process of modifying our Spring 2014 race schedule (due to some complications). This will still for sure include our conference races, but we are open to other races: Mean Green, Conference Championships, and Nationals. If you are an alumni or a race director and have any suggestions, please let me know at email@example.com. We would love to establish new relationships!
After a grueling Prelim/Finals format tube changing competition, we have our victors! The finals heat contained the fastest 5 tube-changers out of 25 competitors.
1. Michael "if only I was as good at changing tubes as I was following race courses" Arishita
2. David "I practiced 100 times before this" Tolstyka
3. Jason "building a new bike frame" Duance
5. Suzi "I should've won, but I pinched my tube" Aleksander
Thanks to Bay Area Cycling for being our partners and providing tubes/pizza for the meeting! Also a big thanks to them for hosting us at their tailgate this past weekend. Go and like their Facebook page!
Also, you can find results from Bronda's Duathlon this past weekend here.