Continued Success in the Summer!

Though school is out for summer, the App State Cycling Team is continuing to win races all over the country! Two weeks ago the group of Ashley James, Clayton Omer, Derek Whitescarver, Nina Laughlin and Zeb King took part in the People's Community Bank Omnium near Johnson City, TN. It consisted of a road race that finished up Roan Mtn on Saturday morning with a short time trial on Saturday afternoon and finally a criterium on Sunday. Ashley James started her pursuit of the omnium off with a 1st place finish in the women's road race while Nina grabbed a top 10 finish too. Derek Whitescarver finished 4th in the Cat 3 road race with Zeb King also grabbing a top 10 finish. Clayton also finished near the top end of the field in the very competitive Pro/1/2 field. In the time trial Ashley James again took the top step as the winner in the women's race and Zeb King and Nina Laughlin also snagged top ten finishes in their respective races. Heading into Sunday's criterium, Ashley only needed a decent finish to secure the omnium but that didn't stop her from soloing off the front of the peloton for the solo win and clearly securing herself as the omnium champion. Nina also finished top 10 in the crit which allowed her to take home 4th place overall in the omnium. Derek Whitescarver and Zeb King both had a great shot at the Cat 3 omnium heading into the criterium and Zeb King took full advantage of the opportunity by getting in an early solo break that last for the entire race. Derek made sure the field didn't chase Zeb down all the while setting himself up for a 4th place finish. King ended up winning the omnium with Derek real close in points taking 3rd place overall. App State definetely took care of business at the People's Community Bank Omnium as the results clearly show.