Tritons Take on the Regional Course at Cal Poly MTS
In the early morning of Saturday, March 25th, UCSD's terrific triathletes awoke to the sound of chirping birds as a cool breeze blew over their warm and cozy tents after camping out under the stars at Lake Lopez, California. Emerging one by one, like ants from an ant hill, each athlete suited up for the adventure ahead and trekked to transition. Setting up their equipment for the Olympic race that was soon to take place, each Triton was laser-focused. Undeterred by the frigid air---and even more frigid rainwater that had collected in a record-breaking amount to fill the lake we were soon to swim in---the athletes donned wetsuits and double caps before dominating the mile-long swim. Racing through T1, Jacob Wolf hopped and the bike and sprinted up the hill that marked the start of the bike course. "It was a difficult way to start the race, but it was fun," he shares. As the mighty Tritons biked along the pastoral scenery of San Luis Obispo, they soared past orange groves and rolling hills aglow with bright green grass. After 25 grueling miles, athletes flew through T2 and onto the run course. A series of out-and-backs, runners traversed a 1.5 mile trail lined with wild mustard and ancient oak trees towering above. "The course was just so beautiful. I loved seeing all the cute little sheep and horses!" comments Makenna Adams, sophomore. All in all, the race was such a slay and everyone loved it.