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Flames triathlon competes internationally in New Zealand

October 23, 2012  |  Auckland, New Zealand 

Parker Spencer finished eighth in his age group, first for the U.S., in the Sprint Race at the World Age Group Triathlon Championships in Auckland, New Zealand.

The Liberty Flames triathlon team competed on the world stage at the World Age Group Triathlon Championships Oct. 14-22 in Auckland, New Zealand.

More than 2,500 of the world's best amateur athletes represented more than 40 countries in their respective age groups at the competition, part of the International Triathlon Union Triathlon Series Grand Final.

Parker Spencer, a senior from Lynchburg, Va., finished eighth in the 20-24 Sprint Race completing the course in 1 hour, 8 minutes, 1 second. Spencer finished only 3 minutes behind winner Michael Parsons from Great Britain, and was the top American finisher in the race.

Joseph Anderson, the only American competing in the 20-24 Olympic Race, finished 42nd in 2:24:54. Anderson came into the event off a banner fall college season, winning all three of his races, including the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Triathlon Conference championship in Columbia, Md., Oct. 7.

Beth Frackleton, head coach of the Flames triathlon team, competed in the 50-54 Sprint Race, finished 19th in 1:29:38. Frackleton was the third American finisher in the race behind Karen Newman (second) and Tracy DiSabato-Aust (fourth).

Joseph Anderson (left) and Beth Frackleton compete at the Age Group World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand.

Triathlon Links
Aug 28, 4:30 PM - Club Sports Conference Room
Triathlon vs. Informational Meeting
Game Time
vs. Informational Meeting
Aug 28, 4:30 PM - Club Sports Conference Room

at Patriots Sprint Triathlon
Sep 13, TBD - Williamsburg, VA

at NC State Championship and Draft Legal Triathlon
Oct 3, TBD - Greensboro, NC

vs. Liberty Triathlon
Oct 17, 8:00 AM - Smith Mountain Lake, VA

Full Schedule

Apr 11
at Arlington Place International
Anderson 13th place

Feb 8
vs. YMCA Indoor Triathlon
Anderson 4th place

Oct 18
vs. MACTC Champs
Anderson 13th place

Sep 21
at Richmond Rox Olympic
Anderson-3rd place

Sep 13
at Belews Lake Sprint
Anderson-4th place

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