Tahoe City resident and Tahoe XC-sponsored athlete Jillian Whisler recently returned from Burlington, Vt., where she finished 15th in the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships.
Whisler was invited to race in the National Championship following a strong 15th-place finish in Ironman Arizona’s 2011 event.
Whisler’s USA National Championship race result has qualified her to represent the United States in the 2013 Olympic Distance Triathlon World Championships in Hyde Park, London, on the 2012 London Olympic course.
For more information, visit www.usatriathlon.org.
See Friday’s Sierra Sun for a results story from the Lake Tahoe Triathlon and Lake Tahoe Open Water Swim held this past Sunday at Sugar Pine Point State Park.