On May 21 the Xterra Southeast Championship was held at Oak Park, Alabama near Birmingham and Team DGBG's Kevin Kaucher and Whitney Barrett were there to race. The 'Wonder Couple' have a long history of success in MTB and Xterra races so both were hoping to have good days and secure qualifying slots to the Xterra World Championships in Maui This October.
Kevin came out of the water in just over 32 minutes which put him a bit in arrears of the leaders but he quickly made that up with his strength on the bike. He then laid down a very impressive run in order to finish 33rd overall and 5th in his age group.
On the women's side, Whitney was out of the water in 28 minutes and then held her position on the bike. Despite laying down the fastest split on the run in her AG by more than FIVE MINUTES (and one second faster than Kevin it should be noted) she ended up in 2nd by just over a minute and in 59th overall. Whitney's time was also good enough for 9th fastest among all women on the day (including pros) and she secured herself a World Championship slot in Maui!