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, narrowly missing the podium, but Rogers was not as fortunate as she finished a lap down.

Both girls crashed in the first lap but both stuck it out and completed the race. Megan had the bike land on her but did not give up and fought through some brake issues to get back on and finish. Kaysee got taken out right at the start by a girl who hit the brakes right in front of her. She went down then and again going over the barriers but recovered after she settled down and ended up just missing out on the podium with a hard earned sixth place finish.

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.

King's Drew Bailey got the team off to a solid start before Armstrong started to pass riders to move up in the field. Bailey then improved on his first lap before Armstrong carried the team to a third place finish in Division II.

The men's race will take place on Sunday in Boulder. Along with Bailey, Blake Adams will compete for the Tornado. The Race is scheduled to start at 11:00 a.m. ET.