BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what may have been the best weather the King University cycling team as seen all year, they turned a solid performance at their home race on April 6 and 7.
Freshman Derek Hurst finished in first place in the time trial for the men's category B with a time of 12:12.0. Julian Cabra also turned in a good ride in the time trial, finishing in 12:04.0 finishing fifth in category A. Alex Jensen came in just after Cabra in the A race, placing eighth in a time of 12:11.84.
Bristol native Keely Easterling returned to action after missing the last two races to finish fourth in the women's B criterium. In the A category, Kate Ross placed ninth while Stephanie Cucaz finished 11th and Megan Rogers placed 12th. On the men's side, Zach Maness led the men's B riders with a sixth place finish. Hurst followed with a 15th place finish, and Reid Yoder came in 17th. Cabra and Jensen finished 11th and 12th respectively in category A.
Cabra may have turned in the best road race performance, placing fifth in the men's category A. Hurst led a group of three category B riders with a sixth place finish. He was followed by Maness and Yoder who finished eighth and 15, respectively. Easterling and Jordan Galewski both competed in the women's B category, placing sixth and 10th, respectively. In the A category, Ross finished in ninth place.
The Tornado still lead Brevard College going into the conference race this weekend. The conference championships will take place on April 14 and 15 at Clemson University. If King holds the lead, the team will qualify for the national race in Utah.