ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The King University cycling team continued their great season by taking home another national title on Saturday. The Tornado placed three riders in the top 10 on Friday and won the team relay national championship on the way to the USA Cycling Cyclocross national championship.
KING RESULTS: USAC Cycling Cyclocross National Champions
LOCATION: Biltmore Estate, Asheville, N.C.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Cory Rimmer start Friday on a high note for the Tornado, taking third in the men's race.
- Kyle Ellis made it two Tornado in the top 10 as he took 10th in the race.
- William Guillen rounded out the men's squad for King with a 22nd place finish.
- On the women's side, Kaysee Armstrong led the way with a runner-up finish.
- Emily Cox followed with a 12th place finish and Victoria Gates wasn't far behind at 13th.
- Jennifer Caicedo finished 17th and Miranda Goodman came in with a 24th place finish.
- On Saturday, the combination of Rimmer, Cox, Ellis and Armstrong took home a national title in the team relay event, capping the victory for the Tornado.
- King posted 271 points, finishing first ahead of Furman University who had 206 points and Milligan College at 203 points.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- The national championship is King's second cycling title this year as they won the USA Cycling Mountain Bike championship last fall.
- In the second USA Cycling National Championship event of the year, Rimmer and Armstrong both earned their third top five finishes as each took home a pair of national titles at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Championships last fall.
- Ellis also earns his third top 10 finish in three tries at USA Cycling National Championship events.