MISSOULA, Mont. – For the fourth straight season, the King University cycling team finished in the top four at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships. The Tornado finished runner-up this season and were led by Sydney Wenger's fourth place finish.
KING RESULTS: 2nd of 12
LOCATION: Missoula, Mont.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Wenger led the Tornado, taking fourth in the individual omnium while Abby Hobbs finished ninth and Kate Dietrich finished 17th.
- On the men's side, Matthew Owen finished ninth in the individual omnium and Eric Hubbs finished 12th.
- Wenger started the weekend with an 11th place finish in the cross country race.
- Hobbs followed by taking 24th in cross country and Dietrich took 30th.
- Alan Barrows finished 31st cross country race and Hubbs finished 32nd. Fausto Crapiz followed in 35th and Owen took 42nd.
- In the dual slalom, Wenger took fifth, Hobbs finished in 13th and Dietrich came in 39th.
- Owen took 35th for in the dual slalom for the Tornado men. Owen followed that with a 22nd place finish in the downhill race and Hubbs finished 39th.
- Hobbs led the way in the downhill for the women, taking 12th while Wenger took 28th and Dietrich finished 32nd.
- In the short track race, Wenger finished 15th, Hobbs followed with a 26th place finish and Dietrich took 35th.
- Owen led the way for the men, taking 40th in the short track race while Hubbs took 43rd. Crapiz followed in 45th and Barrows took 47th.
- Jameson Simms took 53rd and Nolan Tankersley finished 62nd.
- King rounded out the weekend with an eighth place finish in the team relay.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- This marks the fourth straight year, the Tornado have finished in the top four in the nation at the USAC Mountain Bike National Championships.
- King finished third a season ago, won the title in 2015 and took fourth in 2014.
- The Tornado open the cyclocross season on November 4 with a their home race on campus.