Fielding Fischer and Gillian Cridge literally ran away from their rivals to win the 2018 USA Triathlon National Junior Championships at the Voice of America Park in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Fischer led out of the water by 20 seconds, but was caught during the bike phase, but put the hammer down in the 5 km run to win bu 20 seconds over Luis Ortiz.
Cridge was sixth after the swim, but was part of the lead group during the bike phase and then gained her advantage during the run to win by 13 seconds.
USA Triathlon held both Youth and Junior events in West Chester, with competitions for athletes aa young as six! Medalists:
USA Triathlon National Junior Championships
West Chester, Pennsylvania (USA) ~ 4-5 August 2018.
(Full results here)
Men (750 m swim, 20 km bike, 5 km run): 1. Fielding Fischer, 56:16; 2. Luis Ortiz, 56:36; 3. Drew Shellenberger, 57:35.
Women: 1. Gillian Cridge, 1:01:29; 2. Parker Albright, 1:01:42; 3. Paige Horner, 1:01:55.