Brevard begins road season at Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Brevard cycling team’s pursuit of a road national championship got off to a successful start over the weekend in an event hosted by Clemson University Saturday and Sunday.

The Tornados had their best results in Saturday’s time trials. The Women’s A team consisting of Sarah Hill, Allison Arensman, Janelle Cole, and Nicole Miranda placed second in their 10-mile time trial, then Sarah Fonger placed third in her individual five-mile event in the Women’s A category. Blake Stephenson, Spencer Lowden, Regis Bryer, and Joshua Cole were also impressive, scoring a third-place result in the Men’s B time trial.

"The women's team dynamics were fantastic making the start of the season exciting and jam packed with lots of room for growth," remarked Hill. "The warm weather was welcoming, and the rolling hills of the road race constantly kept team tactics at play. We couldn't have asked for a better way to start the season."

Wyatt Briggs and Ray Dangelmaier both finished fifth in their individual time trial categories, with Hannah Cook and Samantha Miranda placing seventh and eighth in the Women’s B time trial.

Bryer and Cole teamed up to finish fourth and fifth in Sunday’s individual criterium in the Men’s B category before the Tornados’ strong showing in the Women’s A race. Cole and Hill both rode to top five finishes, with Miranda giving Brevard three riders in the top ten.

"I'm confident that next weekend, and following races we'll take what we learned and turn that into even better results," said Cole. "Our B squad showed a lot of strength this weekend and I feel very positive for the rest of the season."

Brevard also had four top-ten finishers in individual road races in several categories that ranged in length from 26 to 65 miles.

The Tornados return to action this Saturday and Sunday in an event hosted by the University of Georgia.

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