Gwen Jorgensen of St. Paul won the ITU World Triathlon Series' Grand Final on Friday in Chicago for her second consecutive season championship.
She finished the 1,500-meter swim in Lake Michigan, 40-kilometer bike ride and 10-kilometer run in 1 hour, 55 minutes, 36 seconds, rallying from 17th after the bike leg for her 12th consecutive victory.
"I wasn't in a great position, I just tried to remain focused," Jorgensen said. "I'd say at the bike I wasn't in the best position either, I was kind of off the back."
Britain's Non Stanford was second in 1:56:05, followed by countrywoman Vicky Holland in 1:56:20.
"[Jorgensen] puts in a surge and leaves us for dead," Holland said.
Jorgensen's took the season title with 5,200 points, well ahead of New Zealand's Andrea Hewitt at 4,081 points. Hewitt was fourth Friday.
"When you look at the past season I think it's pretty nuts," Jorgensen said. "It's something I never would have imagined, that I've been able to perform on so many different courses, feeling different: good, bad, sick, healthy. It's just been incredible."
Sarah True of Hanover, N.H., was third in the season standings after finishing seventh Friday.
Extra hole needed
Matt Norgaard of Somerby GC edged Don Berry of Edinburgh USA with a par on the first playoff hole on Friday to win the Minnesota PGA Match Play Championship at Brackett's Crossing Country Club in Lakeville.
Norgaard, the ninth seed, got a par on the 18th hole to tie the championship march. He won this tournament for the first time; Berry is a five-time champion.
U volleyball sweeps
The No. 23 Gophers volleyball team hit .429 in routing Bryant University 25-12, 25-12, 25-17 in its first match in the Charleston (S.C.) Classic.
Paige Tapp had 14 kills to lead Minnesota (6-2); she hit .765 with only one error. Teammates Molly Lohman and Dalianliz Rosado had eight blocks and 15 digs, respectively.
• Former Minnesota State Moorhead wrestler Frank Mosier will be presented with the Outstanding American Award from the New Jersey Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame at a banquet Saturday in Princeton, N.J.