Manitoba’s Tyler Mislawchuk and Quebec’s Camille Delamarre captured the first titles of the four-race 2013 National Junior Triathlon Series at Bird’s Hill Park, Manitoba on Sunday.
The 18-year-old Mislawchuk was first out of the first transition after a solid 750-metre swim, and pushed hard on the early stages of the 20-kilometre bike course where he and two others broke away from a the chase group. The young Winnipeger, who has represented Canada at the last two Junior World Championships, dusted the field of 41 athletes in the five-kilometre run after posting a total time of 57 minutes, 41.0 seconds (57:41.0).
“I wasn’t 100 per cent but I feel like I’m almost back on track after a few early season setbacks,” said Mislawchuk. “I have a big season ahead of me with my first World Cup scheduled in Edmonton, but my main goal is qualify for worlds. This is a good start.”
Mislawchuk was joined on the podium by Quebec’s Xavier Grenier-Talavera in second spot at 57:52.1, while Ontario’s Myles Zagar grabbed the bronze with a time of 57:57.4.
Meanwhile, Quebec’s Camille Delamarre captured her first-ever National Junior Series title after clocking a time of 1:05:39.1 in the girls race.
Delamarre held off a charge from Saskatoon’s Gabrielle Edwards who was forced to settle for second place at 1:05:56.1. Ontario’s Samantha Klus won the race for the bronze medal with a time of 1:06:16.2.
Tha National Junior Series is the nation’s premier development race circuit, which allows athletes and coaches the appropriate focal points for training and monitoring athlete progression. The annual three-race series is used by Triathlon Canada for World Junior Team and Canada Games selections.
Canada’s top junior triathletes will now head to Edmonton for the second stop of the tour set for June 22.
For complete results on the Manitoba stop of the National Junior Series, please visit https://www.sportstats.ca/displayResults.xhtml?racecode=104821
Triathlon Canada is the governing body for triathlon in the country. Recognized as an Olympic medal sport since 2000 and Paralympic medal sport as of 2016, Triathlon Canada’s mandate is to promote, foster, organize and develop the sport of triathlon, and its related disciplines, in Canada. For more information on Triathlon Canada, please visit us at www.triathloncanada.com
Here are the details for the Series:
Venues and Schedule
Race #2 June 22nd*
Race #3 July 6
St. Andrews, New Brunswick
Race #4 July 21
Toronto, Ontario (Junior Nationals)
*Also a Junior Pan American Cup race
Note: U23 athletes are eligible to participate in the Birds Hill and St. Andrews Junior Series races, but are not eligible for Junior Series Points.
• Final Junior Series Ranking is determined as the sum of the three (3) best performances.
• Points awarded for Junior National Championships (Toronto) will be 125% of other Junior Series Races.
• In the event of a tie, athletes are ranked in order of their finish at the Junior National Championships (Toronto).