The New Mexico State Triathlon Team was originally founded in 2007 as the NMSU Race Club. The purpose of the club was to promote a healthy lifestyle while competing in various running, biking, and swimming competitions. Along with this we now compete in the USA Triathlon Collegiate Division which consists primarily of Olympic distance events (1500m swim, 40 km bike, 6 km run). However, we also encourage competition in other distances as well as other races such as: road races, splash and dash (swim then run), duathlon (run and bike), bike races, and many more. We are always excited to have new members and anyone interested can join for free regardless of experience!
Facebook: New Mexico State Triathlon Club
Luis Martinez - President
Background: Competitive soccer for 14 years on both a club team and varsity high school team.
Favorite Team Moment: Sitting in the car with Chris Ussery playing the train game for 5 plus hours while listening to Radio Ga Ga on repeat.
Goals for 2017-2018: To improve on my swim and get a sub 2 hour time at nationals.
Outside NMSU: Riding with the Zia Velo Cycling Team, circuit weight training.
Zack Garcia - Vice President
Major: Computer Science
Background: LCAT swim coach
Favorite Team Moment: Pranking with Chris Chavez
Goals for 2017-2018:
Outside NMSU: Lifeguard
Taylor Burgett - Treasurer
Grade: Grad Student
Major: Electrical Engineering
Background: I have swam since I was 10, ran XC in high school, and started road biking in college.
Goals for 2017-2018: Go top 50 at USAT Collegiate Nationals and PR.
Outside NMSU: I make mobile apps with my company Byteware.
Brittnee Florez - Secretary
Major: Radiologic Technologies & Applied Studies with a minor in Psychology
Background: I have had a passion for being active from a young age and began weightlifting when I was 17 years old. I found a new passion two years ago in road cycling, and now running as well
Goals for 2017-2018: To improve my abilities in road cycling and running; learn to swim
Outside NMSU: Weight training, road cycling, running