196 Photos - Feb 14, 2012
Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Right before the start of the collegiate olympic distance race, the Oregon Ducks did their pre race chant.Photo: With branging rights on the line spectators showed up to witness a very competitive collegiate race.Photo: Bang, the collegiate men dash into the lake.Photo: Specators popped out of everywhere to watch the collegiate race.Photo: Power in numbers the collegiate women take to the lake.Photo: Cal Poly had a massive "home field" presence.Photo: Overall collegiate women's winner, Liz Johnson, was the first out of the water.Photo: It doesn't take technology to race a triathlon.Photo: Fueling up was important on the hot day of racing.Photo: Taro Moberly put in a strong effort and finished 4th on the day.Photo: Cal had a strong team of triathletes racing both the mens and womens race.Photo: Andrew Roos of Stanford finished 10th overall.Photo: Open roads greeted the collegiate men.Photo: Thomas Roos kept the leaders in his sights on the bike.Photo: San Diego style on the bike.Photo: At the turn around point riders navigated a tight 180.Photo: Cal Poly had several guys up front on the bike.Photo: Grant Eldridge of Oregon State finished 8th overall.Photo: Keith Butsko put in a stellar ride.Photo: Thomas Roos powers over one of the several hills.Photo: Brandt Champion hanging loose on the bike.Photo: John Fitzgerald finished 2nd overall.Photo: Photo: Grasping for air and dealing with the heat.Photo: Deaper into the ranks riders did what they could to prevent drafting.Photo: Daniela Faustino Mehech of Cal lead most of the bike leg.Photo: OSU leaving T2 for the run.Photo: Swim to finish, Gabriel Babcoc, raced in his texas pride.Photo: Kodi Rider heading out on the run.Photo: Leaving T2, Kosuke Amano, looked strong.Photo: Leading most of the race, Daniela Faustino Mehech,  had her lead slipping away leaving T2.Photo: The specators kept the mood light hearted.Photo: Liz Johnson came out of T2 in 3rd, but ran sub 39 minutes to take the win.Photo: Specators enjoyed the perfect weather as all the waves started below.Photo: Keith Butsko had the fastest finish on the day but with a 2 minute penalty ended up 3rd overall.Photo: A Stanford athlete heads out on the run.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Video: Video: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: