Oct 15

Weekly Collegiate Race Recap October 14, 2013

SCCCC: Baylor University Race Weekend – by Emily Franco


Men's B racing through local Waconians pristine trail at Cameron Park

Men’s B racing through nearby Waconians pristine trail at Cameron Park

Photo: Centenary College Cycling Team

Yet another wet weekend break for the Collegiate racers of the SCCCC. Baylor University held a very muddy and technical race this weekend break at Cameron Park. Tony Lihat (Midwestern State University) opened up the particular weekend with a super fast. 5 kilometer short track loop for the Men’s A’s. Go big or go back home was what many of the riders were thinking before the race started at the short track. For the women, yet again, Elizabeth Lurz (Abilene Christian University) dominated the Women’s A’s with an effortless win. After the riders had time to fix many of their now broken bikes we went down the road for the team relay. Josh Sutherlin (Texas A& M) newly improved A rider led Texas A& M to their first team exchange win of the season. Included in Josh’s team are Michael Stivers, and Aurelie Collee. Not far behind A& M finished Baylor as well as the University of Texas.

For the second weekend break in a row the riders couldn’t catch a break. Overnight it continued to rain storm until the start of the cross country race. It was a quick start for the riders in fear of another storm cells pending arrival. This race was as opposed to any others the riders had faced so far this year. An extremely technical course that would make one believe you had left Texas and were in the mountains of Colorado. Yet again, Tony Baca (Midwestern State University) provided home to a win for MSU. Tony made battling the mud and technical climbs look so easy, leaving the second place rider, Doug Todd (West Texas A& M), nowhere in sight as he crossed the queue. As for the Women A’s, we could have predicted this result, Elizabeth Lurz (Abilene Christian University) stole away the cross country gold proving her hard efforts and tactical using is paying off.

Notable complete to Cole Stewart (The College of Texas) for defending his leaders’ jersey for another weekend! Doug Todd (West Texas A& M) and his own teammate Robbie Chrisman (The University of Texas) were hot on Cole’s heels aiming to steal it away before Nationals. The SCCCC will wrap up the season at Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnett, Texas on November 2, although not before they head up to the eastern coast for Nationals.

The SCCCC wishes the The riders good luck as they had to Nationals in North Carolina!!

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