2013-14 Cycling News

May 19, 2014
King announces change in the cycling program
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University has announced a change in their cycling program as Dan Kreiss has stepped down from his position of head coach. Kreiss has been the only coach in the short history of the Tornado cycling program as he hands over the reins to Alan Sparks. Sparks has been chosen to lead a program that has won back-to-back Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference road championships.

May 4, 2014
King posts best USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals finish of 4th
RICHMOND, Va. – The King University cycling team reached new heights all year long, starting with a fourth place finish at cyclo-cross nationals, and winning their second consecutive Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference championship. It is only fitting the road season culminated with their best finish at USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals over the weekend, taking fourth against more than 50 Division II teams.

April 13, 2014
King claims second straight SECCC title
ORLANDO, Fla. – For the second consecutive year, the King University cycling team has claimed the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference championship, narrowly edging out Milligan College to repeat as champions. Megan Rogers turned in one of her best performances of the season, winning a pair of races and taking second in the other omnium race to lead the Tornado.

April 6, 2014
Caicedo leads King at Milligan race
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – In their closest race to home, the King University cycling team had a solid weekend at the Milligan College race. Jennifer Caicedo led the Tornado squad with a first place finish on Saturday, and took second on Sunday.

March 23, 2014
Caicedo, Rogers ride to wins at Western Carolina
CULLOWHEE, N.C. – The King University cycling team competed at Western Carolina University over the weekend and had a number of outstanding performances.

March 11, 2014
Tornado cyclists spend spring break volunteering
BRISTOL, Tenn. – While most students enjoy their spring break at the beach or just relaxing, three King University cyclists took a mission trip to Camden, N.J. Blake Adams, Julian Cabra and T.J. Killelea all made the trip to help work with kids programs and camps in Camden.

March 9, 2014
Guillen signs to ride with King
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Friday morning, many weeks of hard work from King University cycling head coach Dan Kreiss paid off as one of the nation’s top junior cyclists signed to ride at King. William Guillen signed his letter of intent to join the Tornado cycling team next season.

February 23, 2014
Tornado open road season at Florida
GAINSVILLE, Fla. – The King University cycling team opened their road season this weekend at the University of Florida race. The Tornado turned in a good performance on Saturday, but Sunday the Tornado faced some adversity in rainy conditions for the criterium.

February 20, 2014
Tornado ready for 2014 road season
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A season ago, the King University cycling team took home their first Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (SECCC) championship in the short history of the program. The Tornado are eager and ready to begin their defense of the title against the 37 other teams in the SECCC.

January 12, 2014
King takes fourth at Cyclocross Nationals
BOULDER, Colo. – The King University cycling team wrapped up their first trip to the Cyclocross Nationals with the men’s race on Sunday. Drew Bailey ended up on the podium after a very solid race, and the Tornado finished fourth overall, missing a spot on the podium by just four points.

January 11, 2014
Armstrong finishes sixth at Cyclocross Nationals
BOULDER, Colo. – On the second day of Cyclocross Nationals, both Kaysee Armstrong and Megan Rogers competed for the Tornado. Both riders crashed on the first lap, dropping them back in the pack. Armstrong was able to recover to come in with a sixth, but Rogers was not as fortunate as she finished a lap down.

January 10, 2014
Tornado take third in relay at Cyclocross Nationals
BOULDER, Colo. – Four members of the King University cycling team qualified for the Cyclocross National Championships which opened with a relay race on Friday in Boulder, Colorado. The Tornado turned in a third place finish among Division II teams, and placed seventh overall.

December 7, 2013
Armstrong, Bailey lead Tornado at SECCC Cyclocross Championships
MARS HILL, N.C. – Kaysee Armstrong and Drew Bailey culminated their stellar Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (SECCC) cyclocross season with a pair of solid performances for King University cycling on Saturday. Bailey turned in a fourth place finish, and Armstrong placed sixth at the SECCC Cyclocross Championships.

November 24, 2013
Bailey comes back to take third at VI
BRISTOL, Va. – On a very chilly morning in Bristol, the King University cycling turned in another solid cyclocross day at Virginia Intermont. Drew Bailey led King as he fought his way back through the field to take third place.

November 23, 2013
King turns in solid performance at home race
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University cycling team hosted their lone event of the fall during the cyclocross season on campus. The Tornado turned in a very solid performance as a team with Drew Bailey taking second place and Kaysee Armstrong took fourth place.

November 16, 2013
Caicedo takes women's A race at University of Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. – King University’s cycling team competed at the University of Georgia on Saturday, with Tornado athletes turning in a handful of impressive results.

October 26, 2013
Armstrong takes second at Mountain Biking Nationals
BANNER ELK, N.C. - Kaysee Armstrong capped her impressive fall mountain biking season for King University with a second place finish at Mountain Bike Nationals on Saturday. Her call up on the starting line was to the second row of riders so she began the race in 9th or 10th position.

October 19, 2013
Armstrong finishes 3rd at SECCC Championships
BREVARD, N.C. – Kaysee Armstrong turned in another stellar performance on Saturday at the Southeastern College Cycling Conference Championship. In the cross country race, Armstrong finished third in a deep field.

October 5, 2013
Armstrong turns in another solid performance
MARS HILL, N.C. – Kaysee Armstrong continues to impress as she turned in a couple more to-5 finishes at the Mars Hill University race on Saturday and Sunday. She finished second in the cross country race on Sunday, a day after finishing in the top-3 of the downhill race.

September 29, 2013
Armstrong takes second win in as many events
CLEMSON, S.C. – In just their second collegiate races, both Kaysee Armstrong and Andrew Bailey continued to turn in solid performances. At the Clemson University race on Sunday, Armstrong finished first in the women’s A cross country race for the second time in as many races while Bailey finished in the top-20 of a very tough men’s A field.

September 7, 2013
Armstrong, Bailey turn in successful debuts
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Over the weekend, the King University cycling team had two members compete for in scarlet and navy for the first time. Kaysee Armstrong turned in a first place finish in the women’s A cross country race, and Andrew Bailey competed in the short track and cross country events at the ETSU race.