Sept. 11, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Sophomore Tony Smoragiewicz (Rapid City, S.D./Rapid City Central) of the University of Michigan men's cross country team will represent Team USA at the International Triathlon Union Junior World Triathlon Championships on Thursday, Sept. 12, in London. He will be one of three members of Team USA competing in the junior men's race at 3 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. BST). The event will be streamed live by triathlon live -- both paid and free options are available.
Smoragiewicz earned a spot on Team USA after winning gold at the 2013 Pan American Triathlon Championships on June 30 in Itaparica, Vila Velha, Brazil. This will mark his third appearance at the world championships as a member of Team USA. He won bronze at the 2011 event in Beijing, China, and placed 34th a year ago in Auckland, New Zealand.
Following the world championships, Smoragiewicz will rejoin the Wolverines for the remainder of the cross country season. The Maize and Blue will get a preview of the Big Ten Championships course on Friday (Sept. 13) at the Purdue Invitational.
Contact: Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423