Race Coverage

Rabino, Gorman & Findlay Rock at College Nationals......

melanie-tattoo.gifCOLLEGIATE NATIONALS - Collegiate Sprint Nationals were staged last Friday in Tempe, Arizona. This highly-competitive Draft Legal race was won by Ian Boggs of Indiana University, whose dad, Bryan, was a former pro and for almost two decades was arguably Indiana's premier amateur triathlete, and Taylor Spivey of Cal Poly. Spivey, a tremendous swimmer, placed 2nd behind Heather Lendway at AG Nationals in Milwaukee last August and has her sights set on a pro career.

University of Minnesota athletes performed admirably on Friday. Leading the way for the Gopher Girls was Melanie Rabino (photo L), who placed 15th, and Jessica Findlay (Minneapolis), who placed 26th. Melanie has a tattoo and is dating a guy named Brad. She lived in France for a while and speaks three languages--English, French and Spanish. Musically, she's into The Lumineers and Mogli. She must be super cool because she read "The Pillars of the Earth," one of the greatest, and longest, historical novels ever.

We don't know much about Finlay, other than to note that she won the Collegiate Division at Life Time Maple Grove last year and knows Devon Palmer personally....

 

The fastest Gopher Guy at Sprint DL Nationals was Brian Gorman. He placed 18th. Originally from Rapid City, South Dakota, Brian is studying Business and Marketing at The U and likes outrageous comedies like "Borat" and "The Hangover."  Brian's sister Tamara is a tri-studdette. She WON the ITU Junior World Championship in London last September. RESULTS...brian-and-a-girl.gif

Stay tuned for coverage of the Saturday's non-frafting Olympic distance Collegiate Nationals.

Photo R - Brian Gorman and a girl. Photo Below - a guy finishing.

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