OLIVER SPRINGS, Tenn. – The Lees-McRae College cycling programs put together another solid outing last weekend in Tennessee. Overall, the Bobcats posted nine victories over the course of Saturday and Sunday, along with five more podium results at the Windrock Bike Park in Oliver Springs.
Maria Döring once again had a stellar weekend on the women's team. The freshman from Zittau, Germany posted victories in the A cross country, short track cross country and in the downhill B race. Teammate Veronica Laughton also posted a pair of victories on the weekend collecting a pair of first-place finishes in the two A downhill races.
On the men's side, the Bobcats posted three victories in Tennessee. David Kahn won both downhill races on the weekend. Andrew Sparks picked up the team's third victory with a win in the A cross country race. Sparks also was second in the short cross country race, while the tandem of Brendan Bengtson and Max Beaupre notched podium finishes on the weekend as well.
"Windrock has some of the most challenging courses in the country. We usually thrive on difficult and technical trails because it's what we practice on every day in Banner Elk. Our A team effort this week was outstanding, and our goal is to keep building momentum straight through to nationals in California," said Coach Tim Hall.
The Bobcats will be back in action on September 14-15 when they travel to a competition promoted by Kennesaw State on the campus of Truett McConnell University in Cleveland, GA.