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Western’s upcoming ‘Race on the Rock’ Triathlon selected as part of the Rocky Mountain Region Talent ID Series

April 08, 2015

A triathlon competit
A triathlon competitor crosses the finish line during Western’s first annual Race on the Rock event last September. The second annual race is scheduled for Aug. 29.

ROCK SPRINGS – Western Wyoming Community College and USA Triathlon Rocky Mountain Region have announced that Western’s “Race on the Rock” Triathlon in Rock Springs has been selected as part of the Rocky Mountain Region Talent ID Series. The second annual event will be held Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Rock Springs campus.     

The Rocky Mountain Region Talent ID Series is designed to foster the development of young athletes ages 13 - 19. The series aims to encourage participation for young athletes, foster excitement about competing in the Rocky Mountain Region, and ultimately serve as a pipeline for future Olympic contenders. Western’s race is one of only four Talent ID races scheduled for the Rocky Mountain Region this year.   

The Rocky Mountain Region Talent ID Series is open to all athletes between the “race ages” of 13 and 19. “Race age” refers to the athlete’s age on Dec. 31, 2015. The Youth division features competitors with race ages of 13 - 15. The Junior division features competitors with race ages of 16 - 19. Competitors for the Talent ID Series Race will begin the swim portion of the event at 9 a.m.   

The Race on the Rock Triathlon will take place on the Western campus and the surrounding city streets, and is open to all competitors. This fun, family-friendly event is a USA Triathlon Sanctioned Race. It is one of the highest-altitude races in the country, which adds an extra level of difficulty to the endeavor. More information about Race on the Rock is available at http://www.raceontherock.weebly.com.

Western is pleased to host Race on the Rock for the second year and is especially pleased that it has been designated as a Talent ID Series event. For more information about Race on the Rock, contact Race Director Traci Ciepiela at (307) 922-1840 or email her at tciepiela@westernwyoming.edu.

 For more information about the Rocky Mountain Region Talent ID Series, contact Ken Axford, USA Triathlon Rocky Mountain Region Athlete Development Coordinator, at ken@peakmultisport.com. Or, go to http://www.usatriathlon.org



For more information, contact Audrey Harton at (307) 382-1661 or aharton@westernwyoming.edu.
 
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