SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The second edition of the ITU World Triathlon San Diego, slated for April 18-20 in scenic Mission Beach, will hold a sprint-distance high school championship event for up-and-coming triathletes looking to compete in one of the nation’s marquee multisport races.
Athletes ages 13-19, who are affiliated with a high school triathlon program, are encouraged to register for the 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run ITU World Triathlon San Diego High School Championships on Saturday, April 20.
Teams interested in competing must contact Mark Mason (firstname.lastname@example.org, 310-418-1590) prior to registering online at swhstc.com. The event is open to all high school triathlon teams.
The High School Championships will be team scored with five points going to the first-place finisher (both male and female), four points to second place, three points to third place, two points to fourth place and one point for each finisher in fifth place and beyond. All finishers will score at least one point for their respective team.
The team compiling the most points will win the team title. A conference trophy also will be presented to the top team from the Southwest High School Triathlon Conference. Additionally, the top three male and female finishers will earn individual awards.
One of just eight ITU World Triathlon Series events around the globe in 2013, the second edition of the ITU World Triathlon San Diego will feature an Olympic-caliber elite field competing on a historic course adjacent to the birthplace of the sport.
In addition to the elite races, the event features top-flight Olympic- and sprint-distance age-group races, as well as an Olympic-distance relay and an aquabike event, offering amateurs the chance to compete in the same epic venue as the world’s best athletes. The 2013 ITU World Triathlon San Diego also serves as the USA Triathlon Club National Championships, which the high school teams are also encouraged to enter.
Nearly 2,100 amateur triathletes from ages 14 to 90 from 42 states and 16 countries competed at the 2012 ITU World Triathlon San Diego.
Visit sandiego.triathlon.org for more information on the 2013 event.