Saturday, June 19, 2010

Jen Kennedy & Hunter Overly Qualified for Team USA

Quad Cities Traithlon. Davenport, IA

Congratulations to both athletes who dominated their divisions to earn the opportuntity to represent USA at the ITU World Championships in Budapest, Hungary in September 8-12, 2010.

Enroute to securing their World Championship opportunity, Jennifer Kennedy finished 2nd overall female and Hunter Overly was the 7th overall male competitor.

Great Job athletes. IconOne is proud to support you!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Weekend Race Report May 9, 2010

San Antonio athletes had to make a choice this weekend, The University Oaks Criterium Bike Race or The Rookie Triathlon. IconOne was equally represented at both and congratulations to all athletes who participated.

At the Rookie, Hunter Overly finished 8th overall male and improved over a minute from his time last year. Ryan Martinez opened his 2010 triathlon season with a 5th in AG U19.
Meanwhile Savana Overly finished 2nd AG U19 and managed to best her run time from last year after a stress fracture incurred this spring.

At the crit, the Mens 5 and Womens 4 fields were combined so Kevin Keenum, Mason Riley, Shirley Gonzalez and Jen Kennedy all stood on the starting line together. The gun went off and Jen Kennedy, in her first crit ever, quickly showed that she is a natural. She led going into the final lap and the "boys" could be heard saying "catch the girl, catch the girl!" Unfortunately they did but GREAT job! Several other IconOne athletes watched their first crit race and will join in the fun May 23rd.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Jen Kennedy chosen for All Army Triathlon Team

It's official!
Jen Kennedy is one of 6 females chosen to represent the Army at the Armed Forces Championships at the Naval Base Vebtura County, Point Mugu, CA June 5/6. This is a very exciting opportunity for Jen to participate in a DRAFT LEGAL event!

Although there is recognition of the top male/female finishers, there is a greater emphasis on the team aspect. We wish her the best of luck and GO ARMY!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Going to Spain as Team USA coach!

The World University (FISU) Championship will be held on May 30, 2010 in Valencia Spain and I was invited to be the coach of the USA team!

Everyone has a select group of people who, when they call, you simply just have a seat. The conversations are rarely difficult but there is always a good reason. Last Wednesday I got one of those calls and after the ensuing shuffle (especially to find my passport which was in the government system for renewal) I am on my way!
This is an exciting opportunity to join a great support staff that includes Steve Kelley, Team Director; Brent Hamula, trainer/physio and Todd Anderson, mechanic.

10 athletes (5 males and 5 females- one of whom is IconOne's Alexandra Weber!) total will be competing for individual and team recognition. Wish us luck and follow IconOne on Twitter for updates from the event.

Weekend Race Report May 2, 2010

Congratulations to Zach Martin for his season opening performance at the Windcrest Freshman triathlon. His time was good enough to finish 3rd overall indicating great things to come this season. Results

Meanwhile, Audrey Manchester also excelled winning her AG at the CB&I Triathlon on Saturday. Enroute, she set a goal of posting top transition times and did just that in T1. Great job! Results

Unfortunately, at the Texas State High School Triathlon Championships, Patrick LaBrode discovered what it is like to collide with at truck. Please keep him in your prayers as he recovers with a broken collarbone and shoulder separation. BUMMER.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Weekend Race Report April 26, 2010

Galveston, Texas. LoneStar Triathon Festival
April 24, 2010.

Harsh winds met athletes racing this past weekend creating conditions that caused the cancellation of the swim on Saturday. Bummer for the Sprint and Olympic Distance athletes!

That didn't deter Audrey Manchester from winning the 12-14AG in her first start this year.
Jen Kennedy finished 2nd AG even without the swim she loves so much! Ironically, after 2 starts, she is still trying to finish an official olympic distance race but did accomplish the goal of qualifying for AG Nationals in Tuscaloosa, AL in Sept.

Finally, Kim Oerkfitz set a PR by 14min in the 70.3 race!

Great job Ladies!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Alex chosen for FISU World Championships

Alexandra Weber was chosed to represent USA at the 2010 World University Games on May 30, 2010 in Valencia, Spain.

She received the invitation yesterday from USA Triathlon and will be joining 5 other female athletes in her first major international elite competition. Congratulations Alex!