Cycling

2 USAC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS & 3 SECCC CHAMPIONSHIPS

Armstrong wins, Rimmer takes second at King cyclo-cross

Armstrong wins, Rimmer takes second at King cyclo-cross

BRSITOL, Tenn. – Competing at their lone home race of the season, the King University cycling team put together a solid showing. Kaysee Armstrong won the women's category A race, and Cory Rimmer took second in the men's A race after competing with a rider from Furman the whole race.

Armstrong took a tough crash on the race's first lap, which put her into last place. However, she fought back and later caught, and passed the leader before opening up a sizable gap to win the race. In the men's A race, Rimmer and the Furman rider went back-and-forth for the majority of the race, and finally pulled away from the pack late in the race. At that point, the Furman rider made his moved and opened up a gap on Rimmer, giving him a second place finish.

The Tornado had three other riders, William Mehta, Blake Adams, William Guillen, finish in the top-15 of the men's A race, but their official finishes have not been publicized yet. Reuben Dupre had mechanical issues and did not finish the race.

In the women's A race, Alyssa Walsh came in with a sixth place finish and Jennifer Caicedo finished 12th. Taylor White finished ninth in the men's B race, while Quenton Lyons took 21st in the same category.

King will be in action again on December 6-7 at the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (SECCC) Cyclo-cross Championships. The event will be held at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C.