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Vikes, Victoria represent at triathlete world championships in New Zealand

 Canadian Kyle Jones, who spent many years training in Victoria, finished sixth overall at the World Triathlon Championship in Auckland, New Zealand on Oct. 21.  - Photo by Delly Carr/ITU
Canadian Kyle Jones, who spent many years training in Victoria, finished sixth overall at the World Triathlon Championship in Auckland, New Zealand on Oct. 21.
— image credit: Photo by Delly Carr/ITU

A pair of UVic Vikes cross-country athletes went across the world last week to compete at the World Triathlon Championships in Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday.

Racing for Canada, former Vikes cross-country star Ellen Pennock (from Calgary) finished 13th in the under-23 category, ahead of 2012 Vikes rookie Alison Hooper (Claremont secondary) at 27th. Locally based Alex Coates finished 25th, while Canada’s top under-23 woman was Joanna Brown of Ontario in third.

Kyle Jones, a longtime training partner of Simon Whitfield, was Canada’s top man in the elite category, finishing sixth overall, his best ever. Victoria-based Lauren Campbell was Canada’s top elite woman, 21st overall.

Victoria’s Matt Sharpe led Canada’s under-23 men’s team, 29th overall, followed by Matt Vierula (Ottawa) in 38th and Victoria’s Aaron Thomas 42nd.

 

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