MILWAUKEE – After helping her team to a second place overall finish on Sunday morning, triatholon student-athlete Rachel Ruona has been named the Ian's Pizza Raider of the Week ending in October 6, 2019.
One week after she came in third place at the MSOE Splash N' Dash, Rachel Ruona moved one rung up the ladder at this week's event. Her total time of 1:07:57.2 was good for a second-place finish, crossing the line behind only the collegiate and overall race winner from North Central College. Ruona put together a 5:45.6 swim, a 40:54.8 bike, and a 20:00.8 run for her best individual finish of the season at the Tri the Illini event in Champaign, Ill.
Ruona and the rest of the team will head into their last regular season race of the season with one thing in mind: punching a ticket to the Collegeiate Varsity Triathlon National Championships. Their road there must go through the East Regional Qualifier competition on October 19th in Huddleston, Virginia.