Monday, September 27, 2010

Richmond's Rechel Win's 2010 Mid Atlantic Regional Collegiate Triathlon Championships

Rechel's winning margin was over 8 minutes...

Her performance qualifiers her for the Collegiate National's next Spring...

Richmond's Julie Rechel shown winning
the Columbus Trek
Women Triathlon Series event at Buckeye Lake last July (2010).

September 25, 2010

(Huddleston, VA) Spider standout distance runner Julie Rechel recently won the the Big Lick Triathlon at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in Huddleston, VA. The event served as the 2010 Mid Atlantic Regional Collegiate Triathlon Championship and is one of the longest running triathlon's in the Virginia Triathlon Series (VTS) and benefited the YMCA of the Roanoke Valley.

The race brought together the top collegiate triathlon athletes in the Eastern US and served as a qualifier for the Collegiate National's held next Spring. The event started with a a crisp clean swim off a sandy beach within Smith Mountain Lake State Park and was followed by a challenging 40K rolling bike course and a hilly 10K run all inside the park.

Rechel took the command of the event and never looked back winning by a huge 8 minute margin over 2nd place Tracy Fridye from Navy. She will now focus on the remainder of the Spiders cross country season before turning her attention to the Collegiate National Championships in the Spring.

2010 Mid Atlantic Regional Collegiate Triathlon Championship

Smith Mountain Lake State Park - Huddleston, VA 9/25/2010 09:00AM

1-----Julie Rechel------RICHMOND-----2:13:34
2-----Tracy Fridye--------NAVY---------------2:21:36
3-----Sarah Thomas----JMU------------------2:23:57
4-----Jessica Hafey-----NAVY----------------2:26:00
5-----Brianna Cash------MARYLAND------2:29:50
6-----Tracey Bruce------NAVY----------------2:29:53
7-----Edith Nault----------VT--------------------2:32:33
8-----Kathryn Fabish----JMU-----------------2:34:38
9-----Kay Comer---------VT--------------------2:35:28
10----Leah Stiegler-----VT--------------------2:36:01

Big Lick Triathlon

Smith Mountain Lake State Park - Huddleston, VA 9/25/2010 09:00AM

1-----22----Julie Rechel---Worthington OH--2:13:34
2-----21----Tracy Fridye--Annapolis MD--------2:21:36
3-----24----Sarah Thomas-Terre Haute IN-----2:23:57
4-----21----Jessica Hafey--Annapolis MD------2:26:00
5-----26----Brianna Cash--Washington DC----2:29:50
6-----23----Tracey Bruce--Annapolis MD-------2:29:53
7-----47----Ellen Sortore---Roanoke VA--------2:30:44
8-----22----Edith Nault----Poquoson VA---------2:32:33
9-----20----Kathryn Fabish-Harrisonburg VA--2:34:38
10----43----Cortney Martin-Blacksburg VA----2:35:06

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