Poellet announced to USA Junior World Championship Team – University of South Dakota Athletics – University of South Dakota Athletics

By: Maddie Lavin, USD Sports Information Intern

VERMILLION, S.D.—USD freshman Micah Poellet was named to the 2021 USA Junior World Triathlon Championship Team this past week. This will be Poellet’s first World Championship race representing the United States.


The Junior Worlds race was rescheduled for Nov. 6-7 in Quarteira, Portugal, after originally being scheduled in Bermuda. Quarteira will host both the Junior World Championships and the European Triathlon Cup that weekend. 


Poellet is coming off of a ninth-place finish at the Smith Mountain Lake regional qualifier. It was her second race as a Coyote, clocking one of the fastest Coyote times on the course. 


The Junior Worlds Championship will be the weekend before the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships in Tempe, Arizona.