Short story, everyone on the team did their very best as an individual in order to support teammates and maintain our team lead at the Georgia Tech events last weekend. In the process, we did in fact maintain our team lead in the SECCC Division II rankings, accumulating 417 points to this point in the season. Second place Furman has 179 points. And King College is in third with 174 points, not far behind.
Klara Rossouw, despite being once again severely outnumbered and having only one A teammate against Lees-McRaes’s onslaught of talent, persevered and continues to lead the individual Women’s A Omnium with 442 points over Lees-McRaes’s Rachel Warner who sits in second with 297 points. Emily Fancher is in third with 266 points.
Paul Webb vaulted from third overall in the conference to first due to his consistent, strong, and smart riding and now has 368 individual points. Still, he only leads Clemson’s Ben Zawacki by 3 points, with Florida’s Shawn Gravois close in third with 333 points.
Winning the team omnium for the Southeastern Conference remains our primary objective; leading both the men’s and women’s individual A categories just kind of flowed from that priority. We will continue to fight and make the team omnium our priority, knowing that our toughest races are ahead of us. The team will be doing reconnaissance rides of the upcoming courses at Furman over the next week.
Full season results and tabulations can be found at collegiatecycling.org/seccc
Don’t forget that MHC is hosting the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Championships on April 17-18 in Mars Hill and Asheville. More on that soon, but we welcome your inquiries regarding volunteering, sponsorship, and participation in this marquee event that will decide who represents the SE Conference at the National Road Championships in Madison, WI, on May 7-9.
As always, huge love to our sponsors/supporters. You are integral to our continuing success. Mars Hill Cycling loves you.