August 31, 2019
Pittsburgh Elite Aquatics (PEAQ) Swimmer Hailey Poe Competes for TEAM USA at the ITU Age Group Sprint Triathlon World Championships--- Lausanne, Switzerland
PEAQ swimmer Hailey Poe competed at the ITU (International Triathlon Union) Age Group Sprint Triathlon World Championships held Saturday 8/31 in Lausanne, Switzerland as part of the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final. Hailey finished the 16-19 Female Age Group Sprint Event in 16th place with a time of 1:13:52. Hailey’s time was the 3rd for fastest for TEAM USA. Hailey competed against athletes age 16-19 from all over the world who qualified for the event.
Hailey, age 17 and a senior at South Fayette HS, was one of 18 athletes to qualify for TEAM USA’s 15-19 Age Group Sprint Triathlon Team at last year’s Age Group National Triathlon Championship in Cleveland, Ohio. The Sprint Triathlon event is a 750-meter open water swim, a 20-km bike and a 5-km run.
An amazing accomplishment by this young athlete on the world triathlon stage. Congratulations Hailey!