BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lindsey Wilson cycling team competed at the High Country Collegiate Mountain Bike Race hosted by Lees-McRae (N.C.) College on Saturday and Sunday.
The Blue Raiders recorded multiple top-five finishes in the dual slalom and downhill events, including a victory by Jake Smith in the men's 'A' downhill race on Sunday.
On Saturday, the Lindsey Wilson riders found success in the various dual slalom races. Smith led the way in the men's 'A' dual slalom event, capturing third place. Corey Ross finished just behind him in fourth place, followed by Dustin Hammond in sixth and JD Swanguen in eighth. Ryan Denty and Wyatt Myers took 13th and 20th place, respectively.
In the men's 'B' dual slalom, Anthony Lucchesi captured third place while Noah Tanker added a 23rd-place finish. Chaz Crays added a third-place finish of his own in the men's 'C' dual slalom.
On the women's side, five Blue Raiders placed in the top-10 in the dual slalom 'A' race led by Elida Beeman's third place. Sabrina Bice, Heather Collman and Adrian Sanders finished right behind Beeman in fourth, fifth and sixth place, respectively. Brianna Delamare took eighth in the event while Noelle Vidak placed 12th. Cassidy Ellis nearly took home a win of her own in the women's dual slalom 'B' race, but finished as the runner-up in the event.
Smith kicked off Sunday's men's downhill 'A' race with a win. Ross finished in eighth place as Swanguen took 24th in the race. In the men's 'B' downhill, Lucchesi placed 11th and Tanker took 19th. Crays collected a ninth-place finish in the men's 'C' downhill.
Four Blue Raiders finished in the top 12 in the women's downhill 'A' race led by Beeman's sixth-place finish. Sanders placed eighth, Bice ninth, and Delamare took 12th.
In the short track cross country 'A' races, Myers for the men and Sanders for the women had the top finishes, both capturing 16th place in their respective events. Collman added a sixth place in the women's 'B' short rack cross country race.
Lindsey Wilson returns to action on Sept. 23 for the Mountain Bike race hosted by Georgia Tech in Atlanta.