UCSD's Masters Triathlon Club members, Vickie Alexander (left) and Julia Guertz are all smiles after finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively at the Bally's USTS National Championships.
Another UCSD Tri-geek, Jessi Stensland, had a great race at nationals finishing 2nd in her age group . . . and is standing with men's overall winner, Victor Plata.
Challenged (hardly) athlete, Jon Beeson, looking good after his top 3 performance at Oceanside. YOU thought the surf was big today? Think about doing it with one arm tied behind your back! Beeson claimed he owed it all to his experience at the MSSC camp last winter in San Diego . . . ok, well he didn't say that but it's true.
We occasionally catch up with those we only know via the internet. So it was with Ironman Distance Training Program participant, Gary McMurtrey. Gary looked like a deer in the headlights as he got his picture taken with Paula Newby-Fraser (who he met at Ironman USA). Hey Gary, where's Carla? I'm telling . . .
MSSC Youth Camp participant, Jed Dineen, demonstrates the bicep he used to get through the surf at Oceanside. Coming off a running injury, Jed finished in the top-five. We'll be looking for a similar performance at World's in Perth come April,. Right? Jed?
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MSSC Alumni Survive the Surf at Oceanside . . . and Then Some!
Former campers, current Ironman Distance Training Program participants, UCSD Masters Triathlon Club members, and On Line Coaching athltes all came to the Bally's USTS National Championship with one thing on their mind: making it out of the ocean alive on race day. With surf running in the 6 to 8 foot range and a very strong rip current, all had successful races.
The next "family" reunion will happen next week in Kona, Hawaii. Be sure to check out the breaking news page each day as we count down to October 23rd.