For the third year in a row, USA Triathlon has named the June 15 Hyannis Triathlon as both the 2019 age group as well as the 2019 high school Massachusetts Championship race.
For age groupers: if you finish in the top 25% of your age group in the Olympic distance event, you will quality for the Age Group National Championships in Cleveland, Ohio on August 10. Or: if you finish in the top 15% of your age group in the Hyannis Sprint distance race, you qualify for the national Olympic event! All Hyannis participants may enter into the National Sprint distance championship event on August 11; there is no pre-qualification requirement.
For high schoolers: students enrolled in a Massachusetts high school or preparatory school, grades 9-12, in the current academic year are eligible to compete. High school students from other states are also welcome to compete! The USAT Massachusetts title is reserved for students from Massachusetts schools but others will be eligible for the age group awards (15 and under, 16-17 and 18-19).
The high schoolers will receive their own swim waves at the race and will have their own designated bike racks in the transition area. They must follow the competition rules of all USAT age group events. Drafting on the bike leg will not be allowed, and officials will be present on the course.
The high schoolers will be invited to a practice triathlon in the spring organized by the Cape Cod Triathlon Team. Details will be announced on the Hyannis Triathlon website.
Any student, parent, athletic director, high school team organizer or coach is invited to contact Kathleen Walker to be placed on the mailing list for updates about the competition. Registration for the race is here.