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Canada’s Hannah Henry crowned triathlon collegiate national champion

Saanich, B.C.'s Henry wins individual national title, helps team ASU Sun Devils win for second straight year.

Canadian Hannah Henry, who competes in triathlon on Arizona State University’s collegiate team, won the individual national title and helped her team secure the NCAA championship on Sunday. Fellow Canadian Kyla Roy earned an individual podium finish as well in 3rd.

“It’s awesome that we all finished top-three and that our whole team did so well,” said Henry. “This sport is so new at the collegiate level, and it’s great that we were able to finish strong and have this much support.”

Henry, from Saanich, B.C., is on Canada’s National Development Team and took silver at Canadian national championships in Ottawa this summer.

Triathlon became an NCAA sport in January 2014 as part of the Emerging Sport for Women program. In December 2015, USA Triathlon introduced a $2.6 million grant for select NCAA membership institutions to help with the development of the program.