QT2 Systems has announced the acceptance criteria and application deadline for its 2012 Elite, Age Group Elite, and Advanced teams. The QT2 Systems racing team is quickly becoming one of the most recognized teams in the nation, due to the consistent performances of its members, and strong industry partnerships with companies such as Blue Seventy, Athlete’s Honey Milk, Cliff Keen, Fuel Belt, Powerbar, Headsweats, Nuun, and Fast:Splits. Athletes who are interested in taking advantage of this unique opportunity should visit the QT2 Systems website at www.qt2systems.com or click HERE for the full criteria and application deadlines.
Several of QT2 Systems’ top athletes will be basking in the sun of Kailua-Kona, HI for this weekend’s Ironman World Championship. Headlining this contingent is last year’s 8th overall female, Caitlin Snow of Brockton, MA, who used her running prowess to cap the 2010 event with the race’s second ever-fastest women’s marathon of 2:56.
Top age group athlete Patrick Wheeler, of Worcester, MA, earned his trip to Kona with a win of the male 25 to 29 age group, and 4th place overall showing in the amateur race, at Ironman Coeur d’Alene, this past June. This represents his third trip to the Big Island, where he has continued to make steady progress each year.
Amanda Kourtz, of Raynham, MA, will be making her first trip to the World Championship event after winning the female 25 to 29 age group at this July’s Ironman Lake Placid, where she also finished as the 3rd overall amateur woman. Like Caitlin and Patrick, she can be expected to charge through the field during the run portion of Saturday’s race.
Scott Hammond, of Houston, TX, is a veteran triathlete and long time Ironman racer. A 2nd place showing at the Ironman 70.3 St. Croix, this past May, punched Scott’s ticket to a day in the lava fields. Having spent the summer in Texas’ furnace-like conditions, Scott is well-prepared for the infamous heat and humidity for which the event is known.
Wisconsinite Colleen Capper is looking to make a return appearance on the podium. Last year she placed 5th in the 50 to 54 women’s age group, and is well-poised for another great performance, following a great race at Ironman St. George, in May.
Jocelyn Cornman, of Leetsdale, PA, will toe the line for her second time. With a 2010 finish time of 11:08, already under her belt, and a 6th place finish in the women's 30 to 34 age group, Jocelyn is in a solid position to show the fruits of the past season's labor!
Mary Beth Romagnoli of Cazenovia, NY, is making her first trip to Kona, which she, too, earned at Ironman Lake Placid. This dedicated mother of two teenaged boys is excited to make this trip a family affair. Mary Beth is well-prepared for the race, and the all-a-rounder is certain to have a solid day throughout.
You can follow coverage of the Ironman World Championship, on Saturday, October 8th, on www.ironmanlive.com, starting at 12:00pm EST. Keep an eye out for some great performances from QT2 athletes, who have all worked so hard to realize this tremendous achievement.