Triathlon 2022-2023 Year in Review!

Submitted by Ariel Rosen, TSC Triathlon Marketing & Communications Officer

The triathlon team has had yet another amazing year of training and racing. Although the end of the school term means the end of official team training, this has not stopped our athletes from dominating so far this summer racing season. Before getting into this summer’s results so far, let’s reminisce on our first team race of the season, the UBC TriDu!

UBC TriDu: March 4, 2023

The team getting ready to race!

Despite the frigid and rainy weather, our athletes persevered and finished with some amazing performances. We were proud to achieve UBC podium sweeps for both the female and male categories in the collegiate division! For the women, first place went to Abby Edison, followed by April St. Pierre and Amy Topshee. For the men, Hayden Woodrow was the first overall finisher of the day, followed by Cameron Mcinnes and Ethan White. Several of our athletes completed their first-ever triathlon on this day, and we couldn’t be more proud of their accomplishments!


A complete list of results can be found here: UBC TriDu 2023 Collegiate Results

Abby Eddison running through the finish chute.

Amy Topshee speeding along the bike course.

Pauline Steines running through the rain.

Mahish Rajdev looking strong after the swim.


Summer racing in BC!

With summer just beginning, triathlon season is now in full swing! In the last few months, several of our athletes have performed exceptionally well at local races across BC. Highlights include:

Cherry Blossom Triathlon (Sprint), May 7th, Kelowna, BC:

Sierra Arn: age-group 2nd place
Cam McInnes: age-group 2nd place
Ava Peacock: age-group 4th place


Cam McInnes mounting his bike at the Cherry Blossom Triathlon.

Westwood Lake Triathlon, May 14th, Nanaimo, BC:

Lucas Weins (standard – 2:28): age-group 1st place
Christina Howard (standard – 3:05): age-group 3rd place
April St Pierre (sprint – 1:20): age-group 1st place, 2nd place overall


Christina, Lucas, and April at the Westwood Lake Triathlon.

Ironman Victoria 70.3, May 28th, Victoria, BC:

Mahish Rajdev (5:23): age-group 22nd place

Christina Howard (5:26:28): age-group 11th place

Ariel Rosen (5:43): age-group 8th place


Ari, Mahish and Christina after completing the Victoria Ironman 70.3.

Qualicum Beach Triathlon (Sprint), June 25th, Qualicum Beach, BC:

Owen Vincent (0:59): age-group 1st place, 2nd place overall


Summer racing beyond BC!

Many of our athletes have traveled home for the summer, but that hasn’t stopped them from dominating at their local races! Highlights include:

Gleb Valiakhmetov: First race of Kazakhstan Triathlon Federation Cup in the Almaty region, Kazakhstan (Sprint), 1st place age group
Ethan Blake: Guelph Lake Triathlon, Guelph, Ontario (Olympic), 2nd place age group
Abby Edison: Tri for Evan, Calgary, Alberta (Sprint), 2nd place age group and overall
Ari Rosen: Tremblant Ironman 5i50, Mt-Tremblant, QC (Olympic), 3rd place age group

Hayden Woodrow: Série Grand Prix, Montréal, Quebec (Sprint), 11th place overall


Gleb Valiakhmetov at the top of the podium!

Ethan Blake running at the Guelph Lake Triathlon.

Ari Rosen on the bike at Tremblant Ironman 5i50.

What’s next for the UBC TSC Triathlon team? We are heading to Toronto at the end of July to race in the Toronto Triathlon Festival! Follow us on Instagram, @ubctsctriathlon, for more results and updates!