August 1st, 2016
USAT Florida Region
For Immediate Release by the USAT Florida Region Club Committee:
Congratulations to all the athletes and clubs on a spectacular race yesterday at the Huntington’s Triathlon at the Larry and Penny Thompson Park in Miami, FL. The participation of clubs yesterday exceeded everyone’s expectations with over 240 athletes representing 19 USAT triathlon clubs competing. This raced served as the fourth and final race in the 2016 USAT Florida Region Club Championship Series.
Clubs were divided into 2 divisions for competition purposes, Division 1 encompassing clubs with 15 or more athletes racing and Division 2 including clubs with less than 15 athletes racing.
In division 1, Alien Endurance took the crown in 1st place with 48 athletes scoring 237 points, followed closely by Tri2One with 29 athletes scoring 212 points, with South Florida Hammerheads taking 3rd place with 24 athletes scoring 145 points. Congratulations to all the other clubs fielding 15 or more athletes including Boca Raton Triathletes (112 pts), Fort Lauderdale Triathletes (103 pts), Full Circle Coaching (94 pts), and Irun Rice Triathlon Club (91 pts).
In division 2, FIU Tri Club took the win with 14 athletes scoring 78 points in a very close competition where only 10 points separated the first 4 teams; Placing 2nd in division 2 was Team Trainer with 13 athletes scoring 77 points, with Stellar Triathlon Team in 3rd place with 8 athletes scoring 72 points. Congratulations to the nine other clubs competing in division 2 including Key West Tri Club (68 pts), Miami Triathlon Club (M3T) (47 pts), TRI4FIT (41 pts), Aminorop (32 pts), Central Florida Triathlon Club (20 pts), Wahoo Triathletes (13 pts), CSP Express (11 pts), TriGators (11 pts), and MERC (3 pts).
In the overall Series Results which includes points earned at all 4 of the Club Series Races in included in the USAT Florida Region Club Championship Series, the winners were as follows:
1st Place Alien Endurance 474 pts
2nd Place Tri2One 435 pts
3rd Place Stellar 326 pts
Full results are attached to this release.
As we start our planning process for Club Programs for 2017, we invite any and all comments and suggestions on ways to continue to develop our Florida Region Club Programs. We also would encourage all Clubs to keep their USAT registrations current and to remind their members of all the benefits of USAT annual membership including being eligible to score points in Club Championships.
Your club and annual USAT membership provides programs that support the multisport lifestyle as a lifelong sport in a supportive community environment that encourages participation from a diverse group of individuals at all age levels. Beyond sanctioned races, this modest membership investment also supports USAT programs such as Youth Development, High School Programs, Emerging NCAA Collegiate Triathlon, and Para-triathlon, among others.
Please check out the benefits here: https://www.teamusa.org/usa-triathlon/membership-services/benefits
For more information about the USAT Florida Region Club Championship Series, feel free to email or call Club Program liaison Roger McVeigh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-394-7555.