BHSU triathlon places third at Collegiate National Championships

Allison Geier-Barlow

The Black Hills State University women’s triathlon team placed third in Division II at the Women’s Collegiate Triathlon National Championships in Tempe, Ariz. on Nov. 25.

Leading the Yellow Jackets was sophomore Mathilde Bernard who finished third individually in 1:08:46. Tereza Zimovjanova of Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada) won the division with a time of 1:05:48, which was less than three minutes faster than Bernard’s time.

BHSU had two other racers compete, including freshman Taylor Lundquist who finished 14 in 1:15:35 and senior Katie Christy who finished 16 in 1:17:46.

The collective performance of the team earned the Yellow Jackets a third place finish with a total of 31 points. Queen’s University earned the Division II title with seven points and Colorado Mesa University followed with 28 points.

This meet concluded the 2018 season for women’s triathlon.