CLEMSON, S.C. – Brevard cyclist Hannah Arensman earned the Women's A criterium race in the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Championships (SECCC) held at Clemson on Sunday morning.
Arensman rebounded from a difficult seventh place finish in the Women's A group road race on Saturday to claim the title on Sunday morning.
"I raced this weekend at the SECCC Championships with the best of teammates," said Arensman. "Janelle's determination and encouragement was the driving force behind our little Brevard squad. She helped me through a long day Saturday, for the road race and the lead out that delivered me to the line in the puddle of the criterium win today."
Arensman received an assist in the final sprint from teammate Janelle Cole, who placed fifth in the criterium race, as the pair was separated in the waning moments of the race with Arensman grabbing the victory.
"It was a rough ride for both of us on Saturday, but that fueled an aggressive and fun criterium race on Sunday," said Cole. "I'm thrilled with our successfully executed strategy and feel confident riding into the Collegiate Road National Championships with such a fantastic teammate."
It is the second top 10 outing for Cole, who also took part in the Women's A group road race on Saturday, which resulted in an eighth place outing.
Brevard cycling will now turn its attention to the Collegiate Road National Championships in Grand Junction, Colo., set for May 4-6. For more information on the Tornados, check out www.bctornados.com.