COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Brevard cyclists Janelle Cole and Hannah Arensman wrapped up the Divisional Criterium races at the USA Cycling Collegiate National Championships being held in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Sunday afternoon.
Cole wrapped up the event in ninth, while Arensman crossed the line in 13th. The race put the finishing touches on a solid weekend for the Brevard pair, who took part in three events.
Cole's trip also included a third place finish in the individual time trial and a 20th place outing in the Division I road race. "Sunday's performance was a great end to a tough weekend," said Cole. "The criterium was fast and fun, but a technical course that brought an added challenge. Hannah and I maintained good position throughout and were right in the mix for the final field sprint.
"It's a bittersweet moment for me, but I have no regrets about the last race of my collegiate career," added Cole. "I'm beyond grateful for 3.5 wonderful years with Brevard College and Coach Pearley."
Meanwhile, Arensman was fourth in the individual time trial and seventh in the Division I road race. "Always something to be learned from racing no matter what the results," said Arensman. "Janelle and I both had a positive experience of trying to race as a unit, staying in front of the peloton and figuring out the course throughout each race. We both gave 100 percent and had a blast doing it. It was wonderful to share, improve and laugh with her this weekend."
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