Swart Wins Gold in 2k Time Trial at USA Cycling Collegiate Track Nationals

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. --Lees-McRae Bobcat cyclist Carla Swart earned the first USA Collegiate Cycling national title of the 2008-2009 season when she finished the the women's 2k time trial with an impressive 2:39.918 to earn the gold medal.

For Swart (Buford, Ga.), standing on the podium is not an new experience as she is is also the reigning DI road race champion. Her top place finish gives the Bobcats an early boost in the team omnium contest. A junior, Swart is a dual sport athlete, also competing on the women's cross country team at Lees-McRae.

Alao racing well for the Bobcats was senior Kristi Henne (Plainview, Ark.) who raced to 12th place in the women's 2k with a time of 2:52.557.

In the men's 3k Time Trial Scott Jackson (Chatham, N.J.) finished 20th with a time of 3:34.532, Wentworth Knipe (Sheffield, Va.) finished 26th with a time of 3:44.754, and Christopher Bogedin (Rochester, Mich.) came in 28th with a time of 3:45.935 to round out the top 30 cyclists.

The Track National Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado continue through Sunday, September 14.

Complete Women's 2k Results

Complete Men's 3k Results

Pictured: Junior Carla Swart receiving her gold medal for the the Women's 2k Time Trial at the USA Cycling Short Track Nationals