On April 9, 12 of MIT’s triathletes traveled to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to participate in the USA Triathlon (USAT) Collegiate National Championship against triathlon teams from all over the country. The Olympic-distance triathlon consisted of a 1,500-meter swim in the Black Warrior River, a 40-kilometer bike, and a 10-kilometer run near the University of Alabama’s campus. The MIT women’s delegation was led by Shaena R. Berlin ’13, who finished with a time of 2 hours, 39 minutes, 45 seconds. Only three spots behind her was Diana Siegel G with a time of 2:40:25. The team MVP award was given to Matthieu J. Talpe ’11, who finished the course with a blistering time of 2:14:30, the best time on the MIT team.