Dominika Jamnicky, who was the alternate for the Canadian team at the Olympics last summer, has started her season off in style with an impressive runner-up finish at the Elite Super Sprint Cup at today’s Draft Legal Challenge in Clermont, Florida. She led an impressive Canadian contingent that took all the spots from second through sixth in today’s race.
The super-sprint event consisted of a 380 m swim, a 10 km bike and a 2.5 km run. NCAA champ Kira Gupta-Baltazar led the women out of the water, but she had lots of company out on the bike course. In the end The Netherlands’ Barbara de Koning, who was the youngest competitor in Edmonton last year at the U23 world championships, managed to out sprint Jamnicky for the win – de Koning finished in 30:56 to Jamnicky’s 31:01. Gupta-Baltazar would take third in 31:04. There were three more Canadians in the next three spots, too – Collette Reimer, fourth, 31:32, Brittany Warly, fifth, 31:42 and Ella Kubas, sixth, 31:48.
You can see the full results here.
Jones top Canadian
Tristen Jones took fifth in the men’s race and was the top Canadian finisher in 28:11. The race was won by Great Britain’s Daniel Dixon (27:11) with American’s Andrew Shellenberger (27:32) and Luis Ortiz (28:02) taking the next two spots on the podium.
You can see the full men’s results here.