With the BMX team scoring top team points by claiming the DII BMX National Title last weekend, the road team is in the catbird’s seat heading into Road Nationals next weekend, May 8-10.
The BMX win, spearheaded by student-cyclists Alan Hudson and Josie Ritchie, catapulted the team into first place in the DII National Rankings, an envious place to be with just one more nationals remaining, especially since Road Nationals will be on home turf in nearby Marshall and Asheville, North Carolina. The national rankings take into account each team’s overall performance across collegiate cycling’s five disciplines: track, mountain bike, cyclocross, BMX, and road. MHU Cycling chooses to participate in all five, bringing a liberal arts perspective to cycling and providing student-cyclists of all abilities the opportunity to compete in multiple disciplines.
1. Mars Hill University
2. Colorado Mesa
3. Milligan College
4. Brevard College
5. King University
6. Furman University
7. Warren Wilson
8. US Air Force Academy
9. Western Colorado State
10. Ripon College
Defending the lead will be no mean feat, however, as Colorado Mesa University from the Rocky Mountain Conference is close behind and the competition from the likes of Milligan, Furman, Warren Wilson, and Brevard will be strong, which we know from racing against these Southeastern Conference teams all season long. It will make for some exciting racing where every place and point counts.
More info on upcoming Road Nats:
USA Cycling event page is HERE
Asheville Sports Commission website with info about road closures is HERE
Volunteers sign up HERE! Please spread the word about volunteering to your friends and family. Volunteers are the glue that make any large event successful, and taking a couple hours out of your day to help out is much appreciated!
See you on the start line!