The Mars Hill team raced at Cumberland University over the weekend, netting the men their first victory of the season in Sunday’s criterium around Titan Stadium in downtown Nashville, TN. Sebastian Scherf finally got the opportunity to sprint for the win and didn’t disappoint, clearly taking the sprint from a four man breakaway that formed in the closing laps of an open, fast, and very windy race. Tim Jenkinson helped set up the winning move and then took the sprint for fifth out of the second four man group. The race was a battle amongst six strong teams, including large squads from King, Lees-McRae, Brevard, Clemson, and of course Cumberland. Mars Hill was represented in every move and craftily set up a perfect tactical scenario in the final laps.
Other strong results from the weekend included Klara Roussow’s field sprint win in the road race for 3rd in the A women, beating a Lees-McRae leadout train and strong sprinters from the King team as well. Timothy Jenkinson infiltrated the break in the road race and also claimed a podium position in 3rd place. In the B men, Barry Wilcox made the breakaway too, and claimed a strong 5th place. The C men ran into a little bad luck when both were taken out in separate crashes. Both are okay and ready to return to action.
In the TTT, the Mars Hill men lost to Cumberland but their fast time was enough to claim 2nd over Lees-McRae and Brevard. The women claimed 2nd in the TTT with the LMC women taking the victory.
See full results Here.
The team’s next race is at Dalton State on March 17-8.
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