ANGOLA, IND. -- Trine University freshman triathlon student-athlete, Amira Faulkner (Bellbrook, Ohio/Bellbrook), earned All-Region honors for her performance at this past weekends Central Regional Qualifier in Pleasant Prairie, Wis.
Faulkner finished with the top overall time among Division III athletes to earn the All-Region award with a combined time of 1:09.05.61. Faulkner also finished as the top overall freshman to also earn "All-Region Freshmen" honors.
The top three finishers in each collegiate division were awarded All-Region accolades.
The race marked the first opportunity for teams and individuals to qualify for the Women's Collegiate Triathlon National Championships, set for Nov. 16 in Tempe, Arizona. Athletes completed a sprint-distance 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer draft-legal bike and 5-kilometer run.
The NCAA named triathlon an Emerging Sport for Women in 2014, a designation that gives the sport a 10-year window to demonstrate sustainability at the NCAA level. USA Triathlon is more than halfway to its goal of recruiting 40 schools by 2024. For more information about triathlon as an NCAA Emerging Sport for Women, visit usatriathlon.org/ncaa.
About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 events and connects with more than 400,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work at the grassroots level with athletes, coaches, and race directors — as well as the USA Triathlon Foundation — USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).