Costich Repeats and Larkin Leads the Women! - 8/20/16
The 2016 Series is in the books. Sam Costich (18) of East Amherst, NY successfully defended his series crown with a 2nd overall finish (1st U19) at the Cranberry Sprint. David Reynolds (15) of Andover, NH took 2nd (13th overall) and Team Barracuda's Eddie Jin (14) from Scarsdale, NY was third. The junior women continued the strong results as TAF Racing's Amelia Larkin (17) took 2nd overall (1st U19) and earned her first championship. Maddie Katz (15) of South Hamilton, MA (also TAF Racing) finished 2nd and Ella Costich (15) of East Amherst, NY rounded out the women's podium.
Here are your 2016 Series podiums-
Champion- Amelia Larkin, Lebanon, NH
Runner Up- Maddie Katz, South Hamilton, MA
Third- Ella Costich, East Amherst, NY
Champion- Sam Costich, East Amherst, NY
Runner Up- Dave Reynolds, Andover, NH
Third- Eddie Jin- Scarsdale, NY
The Last Chance to Qualify is the Cayuga Sprint! - 8/03/16
With the rule change to a minimum of 1 race we hope to have some more qualifiers for the series finale at the Cranberry Sprint!
A New Update to the Qualification For the Series Finale is Posted on the Rules Page!- 6/30/16
The 2016 Dates Are Posted and a New Scoring System in the Works!- 2/9/16
Go to the stages page to see the dates of the 2016 events. We are very excited for this year's line up which will be the start of the Northeast Talent ID Series second decade! In addition, there will be a new system to determine the series champion so stay tuned!
Strength Training- 2/9/16
Strength training is a very important part of the triathlete's regimen. If done properly under the supervison of a knowledgeable trainer or coach the athlete can benefit with increased performance and reduced risk of injury. When the wrong person is in charge problems such as minor strains and pulls or worse critical injuries such as tears or medical conditions such as rhabdomyolysis (which can result from high intensity training programs like CrossFit) and could threaten the long term health of a young person. Rhabdo can even lead to kidney failure if serious enough. The take away is that parents should monitor their child's strength training closely. if you have any questions, you can contact Talent ID Coordinator, USAT- Northeast Matt Valyo at matt @tri-and-fit.com
News From Last Season-
Champions Are Crowned! Stolpinski and Costich Take Gold!- 8/22/15
Gabriela Stolpinski and Sam Costich took the 2015 series at the Cranberry Sprint this weekend. Costich won the U19 (non collegiate) division to finish his great season after finishing 2nd last year. Stolpinski took 2nd U19 (non collegiate) to wrap up her second season on the podium with a champiosnhip after finishing second last year. Thanks again to Sun Multisport for offering their race to be the series finale and we look forward to next year!