Austin athlete Andrea Nunez-Smith wins Aquathlon national championship

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Andrea Nunez-Smith will represent Team USA at the Aquathlon World Championships next September.
Andrea Nunez-Smith will represent Team USA at the Aquathlon World Championships next September.

Andrea Nunez-Smith will represent Team USA at the Aquathlon World Championships next September. Contributed/John Clayton Taylor

Congrats to Austin athlete Andrea Nunez-Smith, the top female finisher at the 2014 USA Triathlon Aquathlon National Championships in El Reno, Oklahoma last weekend.

Nunez-Smith recorded a time of 1 hour, 1 minute and 55 seconds on the course, which featured a 1,500-meter swim and 10-kilometer run. (Unlike a traditional triathlon, an aquathlon doesn’t have a bicycling component.) The event was held in conjunction with the El Reno Route 66 Aquathlon.

“It was a great day,” Nunez-Smith said Monday. “The course and weather were perfect, and it was a lot of fun to race.”

She’ll head to Chicago next September to represent Team USA at the 2015 ITU Aquathlon World Championships – and she won’t be going alone.

“My mom who also won her age group and qualified!” she said.

Team USA is comprised of amateur athletes who represent the United States at each ITU World Championship event.

For more information on Team USA go to usatriathlon.org/teamusa. For more information about next year’s ITU World Triathlon Grand Final and World Championships go to chicago.triathlon.org.


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