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Triathlon Club kicks off collegiate season

The MIT Triathlon Club traveled to Lake George, N.Y., last weekend to compete in the first Northeast Collegiate Triathlon Conference (NECTC) race of their season. Race directors had canceled the previous weekend’s triathlon due to damage from Tropical Storm Irene. Several team members placed in the Olympic-distance race, which consisted of a 0.9-mile swim, 24.8-mile bike, and a 6.2-mile run. Shaena R. Berlin ’13 took third place in the female NECTC omnium with a time of 2 hours, 39 minutes. Samuel M. Nicaise G powered through to the finish with a speedy time of 2:25, and Zachary W. Ulissi G came in third out of 60 collegiate racers on the bike section with an impressive average of 23 mph. The club will continue to race nearly every weekend through the rest of the season, which culminates at the Mighty Man Conference Championships in Montauk, N.Y., on Oct. 1.

—Shaena Berlin, Team Representative