Cycling

2 USAC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS & 3 SECCC CHAMPIONSHIPS

King has successful opening weekend

King has successful opening weekend

BLACKSBURG, Va. – The King University cycling team opened the season with a great showing at the Virginia Tech mountain bike race. The Tornado posted 10 wins and 16 podium finishes on the opening weekend.

HOW IT HAPPENED

Women's Category A

  • Kiley Krasley led the way for the Tornado with three wins, starting with short track and cross country.
  • Kate Dietrich won the enduro race, following third place finishes in short track and cross country.

Women's Category B

  • Kylie Gardner started her Tornado career with wins in short track and cross country.

Women's Category C

  • Krasley's final win came in Sunday's enduro.
  • Chloe Harmon won both events she entered, short track and cross country.

Men's Category A

  • Matthew Owen came in with wins in short track and cross country before closing his weekend with a runner-up finish in enduro.
  • Dawson Sanders finished third in cross country and fourth in short track.
  • Jameson Simms came in with 10th place finishes in short track and cross country.
  • Kyle Tiesler finished fourth in enduro and seventh in short track.
  • Ben Lightfoot finished ninth in cross country.

Men's Category B/C

  • Dominic Giannantonio also came in with a podium finish, taking third in short track.
  • Giannantonio also finished fifth in cross country and eighth in enduro.
  • Simms finished runner-up in men's C enduro
  • Ben Lightfoot rounded out the men's team, finishing sixth in enduro and 11th in short track.

UP NEXT

  • The Tornado are scheduled to be in action again on September 21-22 at Lees-McRae College.