Cycling

2 USAC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS & 3 SECCC CHAMPIONSHIPS

Crapiz, Hobbs lead Tornado at Lees-McRae

Crapiz, Hobbs lead Tornado at Lees-McRae

BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University cycling team returned to action over the weekend at the Lees-McRae Mountain Bike race, and the Tornado turned in some solid results. Fausto Crapiz earned his first win of the year and Abby Hobbs finished runner-up in the downhill to highlight the weekend.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • On Saturday, Crapiz came in first in the men's category B cross country race. He followed that with a third place finish in Sunday's short track race to cap his weekend.
  • Hobbs led the women's side, finishing second in Sunday's women's category A downhill race. She also finished 17th in the short track.
  • Kyle Ellis rebounded from a rough Saturday to finish sixth in the men's category A short track race and took 20th in the downhill.
  • Cory Rimmer finished ninth in the men's category A downhill on Sunday and took 12 in the short track. On Saturday he finished 15th in the cross country race.
  • Also race in men's category A, Matthew Owen finished 17th in the short track and 10th in the downhill.
  • I his only race of the weekend, Eric Hubbs finished 20th in the men's category A short track.
  • Taylor White finished ninth in the men's category C cross country race, eighth in the downhill and 12th in the short track race.
  • Joining Hobbs on the women's side, Emily Cox finished eighth in the downhill, 12th in the cross country and 13th in the short track race.
  • Miranda Goodman had a solid weekend, finishing 17th in both the cross country and downhill races. She also finished 20th in the short track race.
  • Jennifer Caicedo rounded out the squad, finishing 18th in the women's category A cross country race and 19th in the short track race.

UP NEXT

  • King next hosts their home mountain bike race on Saturday and Sunday at Sugar Hollow Park in Bristol, Va.