Texas Tech Health, Exercise & Sport Science Students to Assist with 2009 National Collegiate Triathlon Championships

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WHAT:Student community service project WHEN:           8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday (April 17) 5-11 a.m. and noon-5 p.m. Saturday (April 18) WHERE:         East side of the public boat ramp at Buffalo Springs Lake EVENT:          As 1,200 athletes from across the country compete in the 2009 National Collegiate Triathlon Championships, 28 sport management graduate students with Texas Tech University's Department of Health Exercise & Sport Science will volunteer their time and skills to the events. Students will set up the runs, swims and bike rides. They'll assist in safety and security and help to supervise the bike and run areas. Also, they will provide assistance to injured triathlon competitors. The event is sponsored by USA Triathlon, the national governing body for triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon and winter triathlon in the United States. The organization sanctions 2,500 races and connects with more than 110,000 members each year. USAT provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic Games. Find Texas Tech news, experts and story ideas at www.media.ttu.edu. CONTACT: John Miller, associate professor of sport management, Texas Tech University, (806) 543-6622, john.miller@ttu.edu; Jason Mucher, communications and media relations manager, USA Triathlon, (719) 482-8596.