St. Paul, MN / August 17, 2009-- Second only to pro/Olympian Susan Williams, thirty-nine year old Sydney Cornell has earned a repeat trip back to the Best of the U.S. Championship with her race yesterday at Colorado's Rattlesnake Triathlon [www.rattlesnaketri.com.].
Seventeenth place overall at the 2008 BOUS Championship, Cornell is by all account having a great year. She was 8th woman overall at St. Anthony's in April and just qualified for Kona with a 4:55 8th place performance at Ironman 70.3 Steelhead on August 1.
Boulder's Ed McDevitt took the BOUS title for Colorado men. McDevitt was 17th overall and winner of his 35-39 age division at Ironman Coeur d'Alene in June.
Unofficial 2009 BOUS Results from Rattlesnake Tri
1. Sydney Cornell
2. Trisha Byerley
3. Laura Borgelt
1. Edward McDevitt
2. Stephen Dupree
3. Kevin Weed
Complete results: www.rattlesnaketri.com.
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