Jasmine Hasselkuss (left) shown on the podium in MAGOG in 2016 and on the right in the sprint finish to the line in 2016 when she was awarded 2nd place. This year she dominated the U11 girls’ field to record an emphatic win
Jasmine Hasselkuss led the way as Bermuda’s juniors produced strong results at one of the most competitive junior triathlon weekends on the North American Calendar in Magog, Quebec.
After being very narrowly being beaten into 2nd place in her age group in 2016 in a sprint finish, Jasmine left nothing to chance as she dominated the Girls Under 11 age group winning in 28 mins flat ( out of 40 girls) for the 200m swim, 5km bike and 1.5km run with the 2nd place girl a remarkable 28 secs back. Jasmine was also a very impressive 12th overall out of 83 boys and girl starters in her age group.
In the older age groups Amber Simons,Caleb Ingham and Nick Pilgrim competed in the Under 15 Quebec Cup and Megan Hands and Zoe Hasselkuss in the Under 13 Quebec Cup racing in three events over Saturday and Sunday with times being combined to determine overall placings.
Although the combined results were not available at press time it would appear from the individual results below that Nick Pilgrim may well place in the top 10 and Caleb Ingham top 20 out of 74 junior boy starters with Amber Simons’ final position less certain out of 32 junior girl starters.
Quebec Cup Under 15 results
Aquathlon ( 200m swim, 1km run), Duathlon (100m run, 5km bike, 100m run) , Triathlon ( 375m swim, 10km bike, 2.5km run)
Nick Pilgrim Aquathlon = 13th – 7 mins 42 secs, Duathlon = 8th – 14 mins 19 secs, Triathlon = 9th – 36 min 08 secs
Caleb Ingham Aquathlon = 19th – 8 mins, Duathlon = 19th – 15 mins 07 secs, Triathlon = 13th – 37 mins 15 secs
Amber Simons Aquathlon = 32nd – 9 mins 58 secs, Duathlon = 32nd – 17 mins 26 secs, Triathlon = 24th – 45 mins 35 secs
Zoe Hasselkuss and Megan Hands raced in the same format over the same distances as the Under 15’s and both did well in a field of 30 under 13 girls. Megan did especially well in the Duathlon with a 6th place finish
Megan Hands Aquathlon = 16th – 9 mins 13 secs, Duathlon = 6th – 16 mins 26 secs, Triathlon = 17th – 44mins 04 secs
Zoe Hasselkuss Aquathlon = 20th – 9 mins 16 secs, Duathlon = 13th – 16 mins 49 secs, Triathlon = 14th – 43 mins 27 secs
Congrats to all our juniors !!