June 25, 1998

CLERMONT, Fla. — Former Notre Dame cross country runner Nick Radkewich has qualified for the 1998 Goodwill Games in the triathlon by winning the 1998 Goodwill Games and ITU Triathlon World Championship Qualifier in Clermont, Fla. The 1993 Notre Dame graduate won the race in a time of 1:55.40, over two minutes faster than second-place finisher Tim Deboom. The Hudson, Ohio, native, will compete in the Goodwill Games triathlon on July 25, in New York City, and is also eligible to compete in the ITU World Triathlon Championship August, 29, in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Radkewich started the race by winning the one-and-a-half kilometer swim in 18:50 but stood in second-place after the 40 kilometer bicycle competition. He quickly regained the lead in the 10 kilometer run and never looked back, finishing the run in 34:43. Radkewich was consistent in all three disciplines, recording the fastest swim, second fastest bike and third fastest run.

Radkewich was a three-year monogram winner in cross country at Notre Dame from 1990-92. He was a top 10 finisher at the Midwestern Collegiate Conference cross country meet in his senior year and was second as a sophomore. Radkewich won an MCC championship in track and field, winning the 5,000 meters as a sophomore.