On Sunday, September 20, BU Tri traveled to Horseneck Beach State Reservation for the Buzzard's Bay Sprint Triathlon. This was an exciting day for us as our new athletes got to compete for the first time! The 1/3-mile swim was a challenge as athletes had to battle the ocean waves. The bike and run courses were scenic and FAST, providing the perfect opportunity for personal bests. In the end, Rebecca Salamone, Hannah Libby, Alejandra Flores, Maggie Mangas, Sara Ospina, Emily Stern, Elsa Koc, and Evan Kristiansen completed their first races as BUTTs. Maggie and Sara placed first and second in the 19U age group, respectively. Way to make a first impression, girls!
Current team members Eric Loehle and Austin Lent also competed, attaining personal bests on the bike course. Ellen Witkowski, Lindsey Wilcox, and Sarah Savoy participated as volunteers, helping out a race organization (Max Performance) that our team has become so fond of. This was such a fun day and we look forward to many more races with our new team members. Go BU Tri!