Johnson City, Tenn. - The Brevard Men’s and Women’s Cycling Teams competed in Johnson City, Tenn. at East Tennessee State University last weekend against teams from Lees McRae, Warren Wilson, Union, UNC-Asheville, Florida State, Cumberland, East Tennessee State, Clemson, Mars Hill, and Milligan.
Saturday’s races included Short Track Cross Country, Downhill, and Dual Slalom events.
Julia Tellman finished first in the Short Track Cross Country race for her first short track win in her collegiate career. Teammate Jo Tuttle was fifth in the 11-woman field.
On the men’s side Corry Rimmer paced the Tornados with a fifth place finish with Matthew St. Marie coming in 11th in the 35-man field.
Tuttle won the Women’s Downhill race with a time of 1:59:40. Tellman’s 2:33:53 was good for sixth place. Sarah Duncan and Alexis Decosimo finished seventh and eighth respectively.
Danny Cesare’s 1:33:05 effort in the Men’s Downhill garnered him a third place finish. Park Baker was the next fastest Tornado coming in at 1:38:13 on his best run for sixth place. Rimmer came in eleventh at 1:40:38 and Thomas Bagnel was sixteenth in the 40-man field at 1:43:23.
Tuttle won her second race of the day in the Dual Slalom. Tellman was fourth in the event and Duncan finished eighth.
Cesare again led the Tornado men with a fifth place finish in the Dual Slalom. Bagnel came in thirteenth and James Chaput finished sixteenth in the 32-man field.
The Cross Country Race took center stage Sunday and both teams had strong performers in the grueling event. Tellman finished third with a time of 1:43:09 to lead the Tornado women. Tuttle was right behind in fourth at 1:44:33. Duncan completed the course in 2:26:40.
Rimmer’s 1:47:20 placed him third in the men’s event. He had strong ride from the back of the pack early to finish within a minute of the winner. St. Marie finished eleventh at 2:02:33. Tim Reinhart crossed the line in 2:10:54 to finish twenty-first in the 35-man field.
The Tornados resume competition this Saturday at Florida State University. The two-day event features Cross Country, Short Track Cross Country, Dual Slalom, and Individual Time Trial races.