Cal Poly Humboldt

Locals help lead Lumberjacks to fourth at regionals

Cal Poly Humboldt Athletics

A pair of talented local athletes helped the Cal Poly Humboldt women’s triathlon team to a good performance at this past weekend’s West Regional Championships.

The Lumberjacks traveled to Springfield, Missouri, to compete on Saturday morning and finished fourth among Division-II programs and 12th overall.

Eureka High graduate Camille Shaver and Academy of the Redwoods graduate Elizabeth Odell both competed with the team.

The regional tournament, also known as the NCAA Heartland Triathlon Cup, featured 16 teams in total across three collegiate divisions.

Freshman Eve Wendley led the way for the Jacks, winning her heat with a time of 1 hour, 18 minutes, 7.33 seconds and placing 72nd overall.

Sierra Erlandson finished second for Humboldt and 88th overall with a time of 1:22:30.92, followed by Shaver (1:23:26.08) in 92nd and Odell (1:24:22.21) in 96th.

Shaver is a freshman with the team and competed in wrestling and cross country with the Eurekas Loggers.

Odell is a junior who competed in mountain biking with the Humboldt Composite Mountain Bike high school team.

Humboldt’s Alexa Blakely (1:25:03.01) and Mariska Kessler (1:31:55.94) also competed at the regional tournament for the Jacks.

The Humboldt women will close out their season when they travel to compete in the NCAA National Championships, which will take place in Tempe, Arizona, on November 11.

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