BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Six cyclists from the King College cycling team opened the 2011-12 season at the annual King Cyclocross, held in Bristol, Tenn. on Nov. 12.
The event hosted 10 different categories of competitors of all ages, three in the collegiate ranks. The collegiate races were the last three divisions to take to the course.
In the Cat. A race, Casey Stallard (Bristol, Tenn.) was among the top of the 11-man pack before suffering a mechnical error near the midway point of the race. He was forced to withdraw from the event. Bradford Perley (Lees-McRae) took first place in the event.
The Cat. B/C race had an 18-man field and University of Tennessee - Knoxville's Sean Leader took place in the race. Blake Adams (Pigeon Forge, Tenn.) was one of two racers to compete in the race, finishing 12th overall. Brent Baker (Kingsport, Tenn.) completed the course in 18th place.
In the women's collegiate race, Lees-McRae took the top five spots in the race and six of the top seven. Amanda Komestat (Williamson, Ga.) and Stephanie Cucaz (Lawrenceville, Ga.) finished 10th and 12th, respectively.
King will compete next on Dec. 3 at Mars Hill College (Mars Hill, N.C.) in a SECCC cyclocross race.