In the greatest day in the 20-year history of the West Point Triathlon Program, Army Tri upset the field of 110 collegiate triathlon teams to win its third National Championship and sweep a heavily favored Navy squad. USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals were held on 17 April in Buffalo Springs, TX.
The Army Tri Women placed an astounding six athletes in the top 40 (out of 450) to win the Women’s Triathlon National Championship. Ashley Morgan led the way with a 4th place individual finish, which was expected given her strong track record. The surprises came in the performance of her teammates. Marcie Nordt, in only her second Olympic distance triathlon, shocked everyone by finishing 15th overall. The result was the third highest finish in the history of the women’s team.
The title was the first in the Women’s Team history at USA Collegiate Nationals, an event in which they had never finished higher than fifth.
The men’s performance was also outstanding, without any individual superstars, the West Point Men used their depth to make the podium, placing 2nd.The 2nd place finish at tied their previous best Collegiate Nationals performance from 2008
The 2010 West Point Women’s Triathlon National Team –
Ashley Morgan, Andrea Filozof, Lauren Looper, Brittany Fraser, Marcie Nordt, Sarah Haight, and Mackenzie Vaughn
The 2010 West Point Men’s Triathlon National Team –
Brian Lagasse, Rob Sherry, Andy Stock, Brendan Fox, Dan LiVolsi, Brian Trainor, and Adam Leemans