Anderson completes undefeated fall season at Rev3 Triathlon
October 7, 2012 | Columbia, Md.
Joseph Anderson won the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Triathlon Conference championship on Sunday, as he took first place in the collegiate division at the Revolution3 Half Full Triathlon in Columbia, Md., leading the Liberty Flames men's triathlon team to a third place team finish.
Flames Head Coach Beth Frackleton said the race conditions were some of the worst she has ever seen.
"Many of the competitors didn't finish and you could see everyone feeling the effects of the weather."
Anderson, a sophomore from Washington, D.C., finished the wet course in 2 hours, 26 minutes, 40 seconds, good for a two-minute victory over Christopher Brahm from the Naval Academy.
"The conditions were tough, but I had a good race," Anderson said. "It was good to get another win and help Liberty to a good finish."
Christopher Williams finished 29th for the Flames in 2:49:27.4.
Lane Ruchte led the Lady Flames, finishing sixth with a time of 3:05:32.5. Katherine Mullaly finished eighth and Jeannette Larsen finished 18th, helping Liberty to a fourth place finish.
"I am so proud of my team and how they were able to compete in the very miserable condition," Frackleton said.
This was the final race of the fall season, but Anderson along with former team member Parker Spencer and coach Frackleton will be heading to Auckland, New Zealand to compete in the International Triathlon Union Age Group World Championships, part of the ITU Barfoot & Thompson World Triathlon Series Grand Final, Oct. 14-23.