Triathlon BC’s three event Youth and Junior SuperSeries concluded at the Vernon Kids Triathlon on September 9th. In its third year, the draft legal Series consisted of marquee events on Vancouver Island, Metro Vancouver before wrapping up in the Okanagan. Each of the marquee events hosted super sprint distance triathlons, catering to aspiring performance pathway athletes between the ages of 13 and 15 (Youth) and 16 – 19 (Juniors).
A consistent performer in each round of the Series, Delta’s Hannah Milic scored points in each of the three Championship events, amassing 62 points on her way to wrapping up the Series’ Junior Female Championship title.
West Vancouver’s Gabrielle Bourgault-Kennaley of Vancouver’s Exceleration Multisport Club, clinched the runner-up spot in the Championship, with with strong finishes at the Vernon and North Shore Series rounds, placing her second in the High Performance Series.
An exciting tie-up for 3rd place occurred in the Women’s Series Junior podium race, with Chilliwack’s Andrena Johnson, representing the Chilliwack Youth Triathlon, narrowly edging out Vancouver’s Emmajean Neal, also of the Exceleration Multisport Club, with a strong performance at the Vernon Kids Triathlon Provincial Championship Race.
The Junior Men’s points chase proved to be nail biter, with a tie for top spot after three rounds of events! Vernon’s Braden Kersey, of the TriMonsters Triathlon Club, clinched victory at the Provincial Championship with a first place win Vernon’s Provincial Championships.
Second place was seized by West Kelowna’s Keagan Ingram, representing the Balance Point Racing Triathlon Club, who showed consistent podium performances throughout the Series, and was in the hunt for top spot at all of the events this season.
Kamloops’s Trevor Laupland, of the Kamloops Triathlon Club climbed to third place in the overall Series, consistently improving his finishes throughout the three rounds of the SuperSeries.
Competing over the same Super Sprint distance events, BC Games Alumni and Victoria resident, Jamie Harker (Kellys Kids Triathlon Club), dominated the Women’s Youth Series, with wins in all three Series Events, a performance good enough to secure an overall Championship win!
Another BC Games Alumni, Kasha Vitoratos, of the Kamloops Triathlon Club, climbed to solid second place with consistent performances at all three SuperSeries races.
Victoria’s Heidi Henry, also representing Kelly’s Kids Triathlon Club, found herself tied for third place with West Kelowna’s Tayla Ingram, of Balance Point Racing. Heidi’s strong performance in Vernon resulted in her breaking the tie and edging out Tayla (also a BC Games Alumni!).
In the men’s Youth Championships, Balance Point Racing’s Lincoln Hoel out of Kelowna put a strangle hold on the Series, with outright victories in each of the Series events, clinching the Championship title for the 2018 Season.
BC Games Alumni, Bradley Christison, of Kellys Kids Triathlon, finished the season with a solid second place, with strong finishes in the last two races of the SuperSeries.
Another tie occurred between Vernon TriMonster athletes Jack Screen and Brody Wright. These training partners and teammates battled for podium spots at all three races this season. Ultimately, Jack’s performance broke the points tie and he found himself on the podium at the conclusion for the 2018 SuperSeries.
Each of the Series Champions were awarded with gear and products from Triathlon BC partners Rudy Project, Jakroo, with Junior Series Champion’s receiving an Argon 18 racing bike!
Final Podium Standings:
- Hannah Milic – 62 points
- Gabrielle Bourgault-Kennaley – 55 points
- Andrena Johnson – 51 points
- Braden Kersey – 60 points
- Keagan Ingram – 60 points
- Trevour Laupland – 57 points
- Jamie Harker – 67 points
- Kasha Vitoratos – 57 points
- Heidi Henry – 51 points
- Lincoln Hoel – 63 points
- Bradely Christison – 55 points
- Jack Screen – 51 points