TWU Spartans Jackson 2nd in age group sprint triathlon world championship

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Sept 4, 2014 (INS) -*JACKSON SECOND IN AGE GROUP SPRINT TRIATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP*


*LANGLEY, British Columbia –* Trinity Western’s Alison Jackson (Vermilion,
Alta.) once again proved her mettle on the international stage as the
Spartans track and field and cross country standout finished second in the
2014 ITU World Triathlon Age Group Sprint Championship Friday before
finishing 24th overall in the Age Group Standard Championship Monday in
Edmonton.

Results: 2014 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton

Jackson finished the sprint event (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run) in a time
of 1:08.38 and was only bettered by former two-time elite world champion
and Olympic silver medalist Michellie Jones, 44, of Australia.

After two days off, Jackson was at it again in the standard length
triathlon (1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run) and finished seventh in her age
group (25-29 female) and 24th overall in 2:15.53.

Earlier this summer, on the bike, Jackson won the three-day Tour de White
Rock Omnium, while, in the Tour de Delta, finishing second and sixth in the
criteriums and ninth in the road race. She also finished 15th overall in
the Gastown Grand Prix.

Jackson is coming off of an indoor track and field season with the Spartans
in which she captured a Canada West gold medal in the 3000m and a silver in
the 4x800m relay. She also earned a Canada West gold medal in cross country
while finishing fifth overall at the CIS national championships. The Canada
West and CIS championships are based on the results of the same race.

This past March, Jackson raced in the world university cross-country
championships in Uganda, finishing 17th overall and helping Canada win a
bronze medal in the team competition.

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