Cycling

2 USAC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS & 3 SECCC CHAMPIONSHIPS

King finishes runner-up at USAC National Championships

Photo credit: Icon Media
Photo credit: Icon Media

MISSOULA, Mont. – For the fourth straight season, the King University cycling team finished in the top four at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships. The Tornado finished runner-up this season and were led by Sydney Wenger's fourth place finish.

THE BASICS
KING RESULTS: 2nd of 12
LOCATION: Missoula, Mont.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Wenger led the Tornado, taking fourth in the individual omnium while Abby Hobbs finished ninth and Kate Dietrich finished 17th.
  • On the men's side, Matthew Owen finished ninth in the individual omnium and Eric Hubbs finished 12th.
  • Wenger started the weekend with an 11th place finish in the cross country race.
  • Hobbs followed by taking 24th in cross country and Dietrich took 30th.
  • Alan Barrows finished 31st cross country race and Hubbs finished 32nd. Fausto Crapiz followed in 35th and Owen took 42nd.
  • In the dual slalom, Wenger took fifth, Hobbs finished in 13th and Dietrich came in 39th.
  • Owen took 35th for in the dual slalom for the Tornado men. Owen followed that with a 22nd place finish in the downhill race and Hubbs finished 39th.
  • Hobbs led the way in the downhill for the women, taking 12th while Wenger took 28th and Dietrich finished 32nd.
  • In the short track race, Wenger finished 15th, Hobbs followed with a 26th place finish and Dietrich took 35th.
  • Owen led the way for the men, taking 40th in the short track race while Hubbs took 43rd. Crapiz followed in 45th and Barrows took 47th.
  • Jameson Simms took 53rd and Nolan Tankersley finished 62nd.
  • King rounded out the weekend with an eighth place finish in the team relay.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • This marks the fourth straight year, the Tornado have finished in the top four in the nation at the USAC Mountain Bike National Championships.
  • King finished third a season ago, won the title in 2015 and took fourth in 2014.

UP NEXT

  • The Tornado open the cyclocross season on November 4 with a their home race on campus.