Barb Lindquist Wins U.S. Championship at 2002 NYC Triathlon

NEW YORK (AP) -- Barb Lindquist, who finished second at the World Cup Triathlon in April, won the women's U.S. elite national championship with a victory in the NYC Triathlon on Sunday.

Seth Wealing, of Remington, Ind., took the men's title in 1 hour, 51 minutes, 10 seconds, with Tim Kitching and Andrew Kelsey tied for second in 1:52:06.

Lindquist, of Victor, Idaho, finished in 2:00:49. Sheila Taormina, who was sixth at the 2000 Olympics, was second Sunday in 2:02:21, with Giovanna White third in 2:05:56.

Competitors swam 1,500 meters in the Hudson River, bicycled 24.85 miles through Manhattan and the Bronx, and ran 6.2 miles to the finish line in Central Park.

Top 10 results: New York City Triathlon (USA Triathlon Elite National Championships)
Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002; New York, N.Y.
(1.5k/40k/10k)

Women
1. Barb Lindquist 2:00:49
2. Sheila Taormina 2:02:21
3. Gia White 2:05:56
4. Laura Reback 2:06:17
5. Gina Kehr 2:06:24
6. Jessi Stensland 2:07:06
7. Patrice Carroll 2:07:23
8. Amanda Pagon 2:07:54
9. Karen Smyers 2:08:13
10. Becky Gibbs 2:10:04

Men
1. Seth Wealing 1:51:10
2. Tim Kitching 1:52:06
3. Andrew Kelsey no time available
4. Marcel Vifian 1:52:36
5. Joe Umphenour 1:52:54
6. Brian Fleischmann 1:53:07
7. Michael Smedley 1:54:01
8. Hunter Kemper 1:54:05
9. Kevin Carter 1:54:08
10. Dominic Gillen 1:54:12

Results from the TriBiz Reader (published by Slowtwitch.com), courtesy of B.J. Evans at USA Triathlon

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