Adams State professor Lukus Klawitter is a full time instructor in the HPPE Department, and also finds time to train and compete as an elite triathlete. His endeavors were covered in-depth in this article from 2017. Recently, Lukus once again competed at the Xterra Pan-American Championships, where he repeated last year’s performance as a Pan-American and national age group champion. He improved on his overall finish from 2017 to place 17th overall in 2018, in a field of professional and amateur triathletes. Lukus covered the race, which consisted of a 10 kilometer trail run, 28 kilometer mountain bike course, and 1.5 kilometer open water swim, in 2 hours, 51 minutes. He will race at the Xterra World Championships on October 28th in Lahaina, Hawaii.