Oakville’s Kyle Jones puts together strong outings in Triathlon World Cup

Oakville’s Kyle Jones has put together two strong outings in Triathlon World Cup events.

In Edmonton this past weekend, the 21-year-old Jones had his second top-15 finish, completing the trio of tests in 1:48.54. That was good enough for 13th place and combined with his 14 place finish in May, he now has 16 World Cup points and is 52nd in the standings.

The Edmonton meet was won by Olympic gold medallist Hamish Carter of New Zealand. Carter held off U23 world champion Jarrod Shoemaker of the U.S.and Hunter Kemper also of the U.S. The three were within six seconds of one another with Carter in at 1:47:33, Shoemaker 1:47:37 and Kemper 1:47:39.

Top Canadian was Edmonton’s Paul Tichelaar. He was seventh at 1:48:07. This result was good enough to meet the criteria to qualify for the World Championships in Lausanne later this summer. Tichelaar is the highest ranked Canadian on the ITU Points list and the World Cup Rankings.

The women’s division was won by Emma Snowsill of Australia. She won in 1:56.49. Top Canadian was Lauren Groves of Victoria, B.C. She laced seventh in 1:59.09 and currently sits third in the World Cup rankings.