It was an action-packed weekend in Lake Lanier, Georgia, as more than 1,000 of the nation’s top collegiate club triathletes competed in the 2022 USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships. The event, which featured draft-legal, Olympic distance, mixed relay, and overall team titles, brought together more than 60 collegiate clubs from across the country.
Ben Bettin of the University of Colorado – Boulder and Franca Henseleit of Queens University of Charlotte earned the men’s and women’s draft-legal crowns, respectively. Bettin also won the men’s Olympic-distance Collegiate Championship title the following day, along with Kathryn Kennedy of the University of California – Berkeley in the women’s championship race. Queens University also claimed victory in the Mixed Relay event, led by teammates Tristen Jones, Kira Ribbink, Milan Tomlin and Henseleit, and the overall team title.
In a show of their collegiate club’s sprit and creativity, the University of Wisconsin won both the Spirit Award and the Journey to Nationals competition. The Spirit Award is annually awarded to the collegiate club that shows the most school pride throughout the event. Journey to Nationals is a competition for collegiate clubs to submit short videos capturing their preparation, qualification and travel to Collegiate Club National Championships.
For more on the 2022 Collegiate Club Nationals event, including full results, visit USA Triathlon.