Lees Mc-Rae Cyclist Place 4th in the Nation at the 2006 Collegiate Track Nationals

The Lees-McRae cycling team sent six riders to the Collegiate National Championships this past weekend in Indianapolis, IN. This was the first time to send a team to compete and finished with a great showing.

Lead by senior Luke Winger and Sophomore Kacey Manderfield the team exceeded all expectations. The team included Juniors Kevin Holldber and Preston Anderson, Sophomore Wentworth Knipe and Freshman Chloe Jackson. The team finished fourth in the Italian Pursuit. Kacey finished individually on the podium three times as well as finishing fourth overall in the Women's Omnium.

The team finished as a group in fourth place overall in Division I. This is the first of four National competitions the team will compete in over the school year. Next up will be Mountain Bike Nationals in Angel Fire, NM October 20 to 22.