Rustin Student Competes in Int'l Triathlon, Finishes 20th in the World

Rustin Student Competes in Int'l Triathlon, Finishes 20th in the World

Brandon Hontz  Brandon Hontz  Brandon Hontz

Rustin High School senior Brandon Hontz competed in the International Triathlon Union World Championship Grand Final in Cozumel, Mexico, on September 15.

Brandon HontzHontz’s race consisted of 750 meters of swimming (.46 of a mile), 20 kilometers of biking (12.4 miles), and 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) of running. He finished twentieth overall in the world and was the third U.S. finisher, earning a medal with a time of 1 hour, 2 minutes, and 20 seconds. He competed in the male 16-19 year-old age bracket.

In addition to competing internationally, Hontz competes locally as a member of Rustin High School’s Cross Country and Outdoor Track and Field Teams. He qualified for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association’s (PIAA) State Championships for cross country in the fall of 2015 and the 1600 meter race in the spring of 2016. He was unable to participate in the cross country championship because he was competing in the U.S. Triathlon National Championships, however, he competed in the 1600 meter race and finished thirteenth.

Hontz is applying to Pennsylvania State University, University of Florida, University of Maryland, Georgia Tech University, Virginia Tech University, and Drexel University and plans to major in engineering.

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