Bunten Breaks Out...
Monday, 07 April 2014 06:10
COLLEGIATE NATIONALS - MTN congratulates Forest Lake's Gaby Bunten (photo L) and Minneapolis' Jessica Findlay on their Top 50 performances at the ultra-competitive Collegiate Nationals in Tempe, Arizona last Saturday. Racing for Iowa State, Bunten threw down a personal best 2:12:26, highlighted by a great swim (20:22). Her previous PR was a 2:19, set in Florida last season.
It should be noted that bike course in Tempe was 36K. Even so, Bunten demonstrated significant improvement and should be a force on the regional racing scene this summer.
UM's Findlay was coming off a 26th place effort the previous day in the Collegiate Draft Legal Sprint Champs. On Saturday she placed 46th in 2:14:16....
The fastest woman on Saturday was UCLA's Elizabeth Noey. A cross country star, Noey won Wildflower International in 2013. Her time in Tempe was an insane 1:59:08 and her margin of victory over runner-up Laurence (girl's name) Delisle, a fellow Bruin, was a hefty 2:13. RESULTS
ALSO: UM's Brian Gorman was the first Minnesota male finisher on Saturday at Olympic non-drafting College Nationals. He placed 42nd.
Sign up! Get updates from MTN