April 14, 2011
• Coach Taylor's Blog: Rechel 2nd in the 2011 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championship
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Richmond senior Julie Rechel placed second in the National Collegiate Triathlon Championships on April 9 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Rechel finished second in the Olympic Distance category with a time 2:13:47. She qualified for the event on Sept. 25, 2010, when she was crowned the 2010 Mid-Atlantic Regional Collegiate Triathlon Champion. Her time of 2:13:34 won the event by eight minutes.
The event took place at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, home to the 2008 Collegiate National Championship, the 2008 Olympic Trials, the 2009 Age Group and Elite National Championships and the 2010 Age Group, Sprint and Elite National Championships. To view the triathlon course map, click here.