BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. — Montana State Billings freshman triathlete Madisan Chavez placed 12th among NCAA Division II competitors and 24th overall at the NCAA West Region Qualifier on Sunday.
Chavez completed her 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and 5K run in 1:16.14. Sophomore Madalyn Terwilliger finished in 1:24.38.
It was the first time MSUB competed against a collegiate-only field. It was also the Jackets' first draft-legal event, the standard format for NCAA competitions, of the season.
The Oktoberfest Triathlon in Longmont, Colorado, on Sept. 22 is the next competition for the MSUB triathlon team.