Kamille Larocque and Léo Roy of Université Laval will lead Team Canada into the 2022 World University Triathlon Championships held in Maceio, Brazil from September 9-10.
A total of eight Canadian athletes are set to don the red and white, including two in the men’s competition and six in the women’s race.
Larocque, a second-year business student from Gatineau, Québec is coming off a second-overall finish at the 2022 Canadian National Championships at Lac-Leamy Park in Gatineau. The performance also gave the 22-year-old the title of U23 national champion.
Roy of Nicolet, Québec took 21st at the Junior Worlds in 2021 and most recently finished 23rd at the 2022 America Cup in Long Beach, California.
The University of Victoria’s Jack Screen rounds out the Canadian contingent on the men’s side. Screen, a second-year humanities major from Vernon, British Columbia is one of Team Canada’s brightest stars, despite being the youngest athlete on the team. The 19-year-old was the 2022 16-19 age group sprint world champion and served as an alternate for Team BC at the 2022 Canada Summer Games.
On the women’s side, Nataliia Kolesova of the University of Regina, Raphaëlle Rivard of Université de Sherbrooke, Collette Reimer of Victoria, Claudie Simard of Laval and Alexandrine Coursol of Arizona State University make up the rest of Team Canada.
Kolesova, originally from Dnipro, Ukraine, is a fourth-year student at Regina, where she also competes for the Cougars swim team. At the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Niagara, Kolesova narrowly missed the podium with a fourth-place finish.
Rivard, representing the Sherbrooke Vert & Or, finished eighth at the 2021 Junior Pan-Ams in Utah. The Drummondville native also took 16th in the 2022 Canada Summer Games.
Colette Reimer, a third-year student-athletes of the Victoria Vikes earned gold in the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Niagara and will look to keep the momentum going in Brazil.
Simard of the Laval Rouge et Or placed eleventh at the 2019 Super League triathlon qualifiers in Ottawa, earning a spot in the Championship series in Jersey and Malta.
Rounding out the Team Canada is Coursol of Saint-Jean-sur-Rochelieu, Québec. Coursol who studies at Arizona State University is a former national junior champion and placed in the Top-30 at her first Triathlon World Cup this past summer in Hautulco, Mexico.
See below for full team roster:
|Jack Screen||Victoria||Vernon, QC|
|Léo Roy||Laval||Québec, QC|
|Kamille Larocque||Laval||Gatineau, QC|
|Nataliia Kolesova||Regina||Dnipro, UKR|
|Raphaëlle Rivard||Sherbrooke||Drummondville, QC|
|Colette Reimer||Victoria||Victoria, B.C.|
|Claudie Simard||Laval||Saguenay, QC|
|Alexandrine Coursol||Arizona State (NCAA)||St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC|