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.
The freshman won women's category A road race at Mary Hughes School in Piney Flats on Saturday before turning in a second place finish in the women's A criterium in Elizabethton on Sunday afternoon. In the same women's category A, Kaysee Armstrong took eighth in the road race on Saturday, and followed it with a fifth place finish in her second-ever criterium race on Sunday.
On the women's side, Megan Rogers took third in the women's category B road race before winning the criterium on Sunday. Evan Ferrell also posted a podium finish, taking third in Sunday's women's category B criterium. This trio of Rogers, Caicedo and Armstrong also took second in Saturday's team time trial.
The Tornado men also had a stellar weekend with Reuben Dupre posted a third place finish in Sunday's men's category B criterium. Reid Yoder had an eighth place finish in the men's category C criterium while Alex Jensen and T.J. Killelea took 10th and 11th in the road race, respectively.
The Tornado will be in action again next Saturday and Sunday when they try to repeat as Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference champions. The omnium will be hosted by the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla.