USAT Collegiate National Championships
Race Information:Dates: April 4-5 2014
• Friday: Draft-legal race
• Saturday: Olympic distance race and mixed co-ed sprint race
Where: Tempe, Arizona
Travel Dates: April 2-6 2014
• Pays for: transportation, hotel, race entry fee
Cal Poly Triathlon Qualification Process:1. Nationals Time Trials
• Two sets of time trials will be held during Winter Quarter TBA.
• Rankings within the team will determine wave start placement
2. Must participate in one WCCTC sanctioned race by a certain date TBA
3. Discretionary spots:
• There will be two discretionary spots for each the boys and the girls teams.
• You must complete all of the nationals time trials, as well as attend at least one of the qualifying races.
• These spots are awarded to members who have shown dedication and hard work, and therefore deserve the spot.
The following is information provided by Andrew Roos, WCCTC Director:Schedule:
The schedule is on the Collegiate Nationals website under the "Event Info" tab. Note the following change: men will go first and women will go second for both the Friday draft-legal race and the Saturday non-draft-legal race. This is keeping with the tradition of alternating which gender goes first each year. Wave time spacing for the Saturday non-draft-legal race might change depending on the number of athletes in the race.
Both draft-legal races will have pontoon starts: athletes line up and dive off the pontoon. The non-draft race will be a deep water start.
We are not planning on having an open wave in the Sat non-draft-legal race for athletes that don't meet eligibility criteria (i.e. over 28 years old or not full-time students).
Details can be found on the Collegiate Nationals website here. Everything that requires qualification will be based on the 2012-13 WCCTC Omniums after the WCCTC Conference Championship race at Cal Poly. It will include all conference races from the 2012-2013 season up to the WCCTC Champs race. Individual and Team Omniums will count the top 3 scores from WCCTC "regular season" races, plus the score from the WCCTC Champs race.
• Intermediate distance non-draft-legal: No qualification needed. Any eligible student-athlete from your school can register and race; there is no limit on how many athletes each school can enter. All athletes that race are eligible to score for the school. Only the top 4 of each gender actually score for the school.
• Intermediate distance non-draft-legal Wave #1: Qualification needed. WCCTC has 20 male and 21 female spots, given to schools as outlined in 5.8.5 of the 2013 USAT Collegiate Competitive Rules. Please refer to the rules for further clarification.
• Sprint distance draft-legal: Qualification needed. WCCTC has 10 male and 11 female spots. Spots given to the schools of the top 10/11 ranked individuals in the individual omnium, maximum 3 per school per gender. If this max is reached then the spot rolls down. The school can then decide who gets the qualified spots.
• Mixed team draft-legal relay: Qualification needed. WCCTC has 8 spots. Spots given to the top 8 schools in the team omnium; if a school isn't interested, it rolls down to the next one. If there are less than 8 interested schools, then it goes back to the top for schools to get a 2nd team.
• Pre-race dinner at Dave and Busters at Tempe Marketplace
• Awards at the central Plaza & stage of Tempe Marketplace
• Bike Course is complex but rather wide (1.5-2 lanes wide)