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Sports / Recreation

CSU athlete takes third at collegiate nationals

April 30, 2014
by Emily Cubbage

Senior engineering student Steven Mantell placed third in the triathlon at the Collegiate Nationals in Tempe, Ariz., on April 5.

Steven Mantell takes third

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CSU’s triathlon team.

Mantell swam one mile as part of the Collegiate Nationals triathlon.

Mantell is ahead of the others, riding 23 miles as part of the triathlon.

Finishing the triathlon with a 10K, Mantell came in with just over an hour and 46 minutes.

Fans cheer Mantell on.


Of the 715 men competing, CSU’s own Steven Mantell placed third at the Collegiate Nationals triathlon. The race included a one mile swim, 23 miles of biking, and a 10K, which Mantell was able to complete in just over an hour and 46 minutes.

Mantell also took third on April 4, in a draft legal race consisting of only the top 75 men. He completed the half-mile swim, 12-mile bike, and 5K in just 55 minutes.

“Being able to represent CSU and race with 36 other members of the triathlon team was priceless,” said Mantell of the experience.

CSU’s triathlon team has 80 registered members, and has “at least one practice every day of the week,” said Mantell.

Mantell stays humble, crediting his coaches with his team’s success. “I’m honored to receive this recognition,” he said. “Our progress and development as a team this year has been steady thanks to our coaches.”

Learn more about how you can join CSU’s triathlon team.