CLEMSON, S.C. – The King University cycling team opened their season over the weekend at Clemson where they placed 11 riders in the top 10, including one individual victory. Tyler Cope turned in a solid performance taking first in the men's category C downhill competition to lead the way for the Tornado.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Cope started the weekend with a win in the men's C downhill race on Saturday. However, his weekend was cut short later in the day during the short track race.
- In the men's A downhill, Matthew Owen led the way with an eighth place finish.
- Also in the downhill, Taylor White finished 10th in the men's category C race.
- On the women's side, Abby Hobbs finished fourth, Emily Cox finished fifth and Miranda Goodman took 10th in the category A race.
- Moving on to the slalom, Owen just missed the top 10, taking 11th in category A while White finished fifth in category C and Hobbs took sixth in the women's A slalom.
- The Tornado took home a pair of top 10 finishes in short track, starting with Fausto Crapiz's seventh place finish in the men's B race. On the women's side, Cox took sixth in the women's A race.
- On Sunday, Crapiz led the way, taking fourth in the men's B cross country race while White finished fifth in the men's C race.
- On the women's side, Cox took 10th in the category A race.
- King is in action again on Saturday and Sunday at the Union College race in Barboursville, Ky.