ANDERSON, S.C. – The Brevard College Cycling team collected several podium finishes after a successful two days of road competition on Saturday and Sunday at the Tiger Town Omnium hosted by Clemson University. The event was held Saturday in Central, S.C, with road races and time trials followed by Sunday's Criterium races held in Anderson, S.C.
Scott McGill of Brevard College won the Men's A Collegiate Criterium on Sunday, edging second-place finisher Dylan Cantrell of Piedmont by 1.1 seconds. BC's Tyler Clark placed 16th, while Dalton Collins finished 18th in the Criterium that featured 38 Men's A Collegiate riders.
McGill also registered a podium finish in Saturday's Men's Collegiate A Road Race with a third-place result. McGill finished the 65-mile event with a time of 2:40:16, 19 seconds behind race winner Fausto Crapiz of King University. Collins placed 14th and Clark finished 17th out of 39 total riders in the road race.
Jason Marquardt of Brevard College earned two podium finishes in Men's Collegiate D competition. Marquardt placed fifth in Saturday's 26-mile, category D road race followed by a fourth-place podium in Sunday's Category D Criterium. BC's Lucas Pound also competed in category D, finishing 13th in the road race and seventh in the criterium.
Zack Lowden represented Brevard College in the Men's Collegiate Category B/C events. Lowden finished 14th out of 27 riders in Saturday's 39-mile road race that kicked off the weekend's action followed by a 13th place result in Sunday's Category B/C Criterium.
On the women's side, the Tornados were also able to garner several podium finishes at the Tiger Town Omnium.
On Saturday, Brevard College's Hannah Arensman earned a podium finish with a fourth place result in the Women's Collegiate Category A Road Race. Arensman finished with a time of 2:36.54.7 in the 53 mile event. In the tightly contested road race, Arensman finished just three seconds behind race winner Olivia Ray of SCAD-Savannah. BC's Payten Maness also raced in the Women's Category A Road Race, placing 22nd.
In Sunday's Women's A Criterium, Arensman finished just 0.2 seconds from another podium to finish in sixth place. Maness garnered a 17th place result in the category A Criterium.
Hannah Dickson of Brevard College finished second in the Women's Category C Road Race with a time of 1:25.42, just 26 seconds behind race winner Marla Cline of Lees-McRae. BC's Audrey Cardwell and Samantha Munson placed fourth and fifth respectively in the race to give Brevard College three of the five spots on the category C podium.
In Sunday's Women's Category C Criterium, Dickson finished less than one second behind race winner Kline from Lees-McRae to earn a second-place podium.
The Brevard College Cycling team returns to road racing action with the King University event to be held Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31 in Bristol, Tenn.
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