SAN DIEGO, Calif. - USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals and the Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans proved successful races for female triathletes swimming in their XTERRA WETSUITS. At Collegiate Nationals, University of Virginia's Nicole Kelleher clocked the fastest women's overall time, while United States Military Academy at West Point ran away with the women's team crown. The following day at Ironman 70.3 New Orleans, XTERRA WETSUITS Pro Team member Linsey Corbin nabbed second place, besting her 2009 time by nearly nine minutes.
At Collegiate Nationals on Saturday, April 17, Kelleher earned the top podium spot after swimming in her XTERRA WETSUITS Vector Pro X2 triathlon wetsuit and crossed the finish line over two minutes ahead of second place in 2:03:10. As the fourth woman to cross the line, United States Military Academy's Ashley Morgan swam in her XTERRA WETSUITS Vendetta triathlon wetsuit to lead her team's top four women to a combined winning time of 8:59:21. For the men, University of California San Diego's Bill Jones was first out of the 500 yard swim in only 5:39 while wearing his XTERRA WETSUITS Vector Pro X2 triathlon wetsuit.
XTERRA WETSUITS sponsors University of Virginia, United States Military Academy and University of California San Diego, which are just three of over 700 XTERRA WETSUITS sponsored teams and clubs throughout the nation.
On Sunday, April 18 at Ironman 70.3 New Orleans, three women swam through rough waters in XTERRA WETSUITS on their way to stellar finishes. Linsey Corbin raced in her XTERRA WETSUITS Velocity triathlon speedsuit when she improved her 2009 results by nearly nine minutes and five places, finishing second in 4:17:51, just one minute off of first place. Following close behind in fourth place in 4:22:06 was Meredith Kessler, who is new to the XTERRA WETSUITS Pro Team for the 2010 season and who also swam in a Velocity triathlon speedsuit. Swimming in her XTERRA WETSUITS Vendetta triathlon wetsuit, Christina Jackson was the second female amateur to finish the
race in 4:43:28.
A noteworthy male performance in the Big Easy came from Patrick Valentine, who was the first amateur out of the water in his XTERRA WETSUITS Vector Pro X2 triathlon wetsuit in 25:43.
About XTERRA WETSUITS
Based in San Diego, California, XTERRA WETSUITS became the top selling triathlon wetsuit in the U.S. and Canada in 2009. Dedicated to achieving maximum performance and comfort, XTERRA WETSUITS provides an entire lineup of wetsuits, including entry-level to high-end models. To learn more about XTERRA WETSUITS, please visit www.xterrawetsuits.com.
Kelleher Photo Credit: USA Triathlon/Heidi Herboldsheimer