Tacoma father, daughter triathletes finish in top 4 at world championships

The Tacoma father-daughter triathlon team of Doug and Alycia Hill earned top four finishes at the world championships Monday, Sept. 1, in Edmonton.

Alycia Hill, a Bellarmine Prep graduate, finished fourth in the women’s 25-29 age group at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final. Her time of 2 hours, 11 minutes, 54 seconds was 2:10 behind the winner, American Robin Pomeroy.

The performance earned Alycia Hill, who spent most of the year battling a leg injury, her Pro card, her dad said via email.

Doug Hill missed winning the 60-64 world championship by less than a minute. He finished second in 2:15:37, 58 seconds behind fellow American Paul Clark.

The Hills seemed happy with their times despite competing in cold weather.

“The weather was bitter cold,” Doug Hill said via email. “No sun and it even sprinkled a bit. It's no mystery why their pro football team is called the Edmonton Eskimos.”