King rides to second in SECCC standings

BRISTOL, Tenn. King College finished second for a second straight season in the 2011 Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Division II road standings, as announced by the organization, which included two individual division crowns for the squad.

King collected 354 points throughout the season for second. Mars Hill (N.C.) College won the Division II crown with 643 points. The College of Charleston (S.C.) was third with 239 points, Cumberland (Tenn.) University and Brevard (N.C.) College finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

Overall King was fifth as Division I champion finished with 674 points, Florida State was next with 555. Mars Hill landed third with Clemson third in Division I and fourth overall thanks to 399 points. Florida was outside the Top-5 with 288 points, 66 behind King.

Ellie Ferguson (Knoxville, Tenn.) totaled 527 points to share the Women's 'B' crown with Warren Wilson (N.C.) College's Eva Wilson. Ferguson outscored Wilson in the criterium by 25 points but Wilson had the advantage in both the road race and time trials for the season totals. Ferguson improved from her seventh-place finish in the standings last season.

Zach Nave (Gray, Tenn.) used a 13th-place finish in the Men's 'A' to secure a second straight national bid. He finished with 331 points including the most individual time trial points where 296 of his points came from. The next closest rider in the time trial standings was Mars Hill's Michael Robinson with 223. A season ago Nave finished 16th in the standings.

Casey Stallard (Bristol, Va.) was the 'C' champion thanks to his 240 points. He scored 116 points in criterium events which topped the standings. His 65 time-trial points was the second most and Stallard was third in the road race standings.

T.J. Killelea (Chattanooga, Tenn.) closed his freshman season out third in the Men's 'B' with 373 points. He led the entire division with 192 time trial points. Killelea was fourth in the road race with 141 points in 2011.

Brent Baker (Kingsport, Tenn.) was eighth in the 'B' standings after scoring 204 points. He had Top-10 point totals in both the criterium and individual time trials.

Reid Yoder (Hoagland, Ind.) and Brad Hughes (Gray, Tenn.) finished seventh and eighth, respectively in the 'C' standings. Yoder collected 99 points, two more than Hughes. Hughes made it back-to-back Top-10 finishes.

Caroline Gentry (Bristol, Tenn.) was sixth in the Women's 'B' with 221 points. She was just five points out of the Top-5.