In what has to be no surprise Hunter Kemper and Laura Reback were named Elite athletes for 2003 by USA Triathlon.
The point of this journal entry though was to congratulate Julie Swail on her Elite rookie recognition. We met a few times at last years ITU Race at Salford where I helped organise the swim practices and in the end managed to scrounge a loan wetsuit for USA Triathlete Alexis Waddel. Julie was great fun and reminded me a lot of the reason I got into triathlon... if anyone has an e-mail address for her tell her I said "Hi".
Turns out Julie has her own web site, http://www.julieswail.com which includes an e-mail address and she's already replied and said this was the first she'd heard of the award :-)