Cycling Program Uses Road National Second Place Finish to Earn Division I USA Collegiate Cycling National Championship

BANNER ELK, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College Bobcats cycling program earned their second consecutive USA Collegiate Cycling National Championship honors with a second place finish in the Collegiate Road Nationals.


The Bobcats were led by Carla Swart, who was the overall Division I winner, finished fourth in the Division I Women's Criterium and won the Division I Women's Road Race.

Other notable finishes at Road Nationals: Men's Division I Team Time Trial finished fifth, Women's Division I Team Time Trial finished fifth, John Doyle finished 17th in the Men's Division I Criterium, Ally Stacher finished 10th in the Women's Division I Criterium, Kira Shoemaker finished 13th in the Women's Division I Criterium, Kristina Henne finished 24th in the Women's Division Criterium, Scott Jackson finished ninth in the Men's Division I Road Race, Bradford Perley finished 18th in the Men's Division I Road Race, Ally Stacher finished sixth in the Women's Division I Road Race and Kira Shoemaker finished 24th in the Women's Division I Road Race.


In the overall USA Cycling National Championship the Bobcats held a one-point lead over Fort Lewis College heading into the Road Nationals. The Bobcats scored 19 points to extend their overall lead to four points and earn the title of 2008-2009 USA Collegiate Cycling National Champions.

Swart capped off the season becoming the first person to be the national champion in all four cycling disciplines, mountain bike, road, cyclo-cross and track in the same academic year. Earlier in the year, she became the first person to win all four in the same calendar year.

Road National Complete Results

USA Collegiate Cycling National Championship Complete Results