May 9, 2010

Bobcats Take Second at 2010 Road Nationals: Swart Wins Third Omnium

MADISON, WIS. -- Carla Swart earned her third consecutive Individual Omnium Road National Championship for the Bobcats, but the Lees-McRae cycling team failed to capture it first national with an overall second place finish in the 2010 Road National Championships.

The Bobcats held the lead heading into the third day, but couldn't hold on for the title falling to Marian University (459 points). Lees-McRae finished second with 428 points.

In the final event, the team time trial, the men's team finished fourth with a time of 37:52.58, while the women's team took second with a time of 42:35.30.

The team will add the second place finish to a fifth place finish in Track Nationals, a second place finish in Cyclocross Nationals and a third place finish at Mountain Bike Nationals.