Atlanta, Ga. - Led by Corey Meyer’s strong weekend, the Tornados cycling team opened up the 2011 spring road season at Georgia Tech, taking on riders from more than 19 different institutions throughout the two day event.
The Brevard Men’s A Team took fifth place in the opening event of the weekend, the Team Time Trial, finishing with a time of 27:23:27 as they took on national powerhouse Lees-McRae, as well as Florida and Cumberland. The Men’s B Team finished their run in 28:01:93 to finish second in their heat as the Tornados got off to a strong weekend.
In the road race on Saturday, Meyer narrowly missed out on a top ten finish, coming in 11th in the field in the Men’s A bracket. Joining Meyer in the top 15 was Michael Palevo as he finished 13th overall in the event. Marshal Hartley joined the duo with a 27th place finish, while two BC riders were unable to finish the course.
Caleb Welborn led the way for Brevard in the Men’s B division, finishing on the podium in third place overall behind riders from Lees-McRae and Mars Hill. Keith Marek added a 13th place result, while Brandon Milet also was in the top 20, coming in 18th.
Sunday’s road race saw improvement all across the board as three Tornados finished in the top 11 overall in the Men’s A Group. Meyer narrowly missed on the podium finish, coming sixth overall, while Palevo finished eighth overall after recording a DNF on the first day. Scott Hoffner rounded out the top finishers, coming in 11th, while Bryan Underwood and Hartley also placed well in the event.
Welborn was back on the podium on Sunday, finishing fourth overall and Milet joined him in the top 10, coming in ninth in the Men’s B Group. Marek added a 12th place finish as the Tornados closed out their opening weekend of the road race season.
Brevard continues their spring schedule on March 26-27 as they travel down to Clemson, S.C. to take part in an event hosted by Clemson University.