Bobcats dominate field at Seminole Cycling Classic

TALLAHASSSEE, Fla. --- The Lees-McRae College cycling team claimed both men's team time trials and the top three spots in the individual men's time trial at Florida State University's Seminole Cycling Classic on Feb. 26, while Cinthia Lehner (Greer, S.C.) and Hannah Trimble (Spring, Texas) won the women's "A" and "B" time trials.

The Bobcats grabbed the top two spots in the men's team time trial with times of 11:04 and 11:20, while LMC's No. 3 squad won the men's "B" time trial with a time of 11:40. In the men's "A" Criterium, Zac Felpel (Willow St., Pa.) finished second, followed by Brian Sheedy (Rockford, Mich.) in fourth. Wesley Rhoads (Hunington, W.Va.) claimed the second spot in the men's "B" race, as Trevor MacLean (Westport, Conn.) finished sixth. Zachary Cummings (Duncan, S.C.) also placed second in the men's "C" race. Lehner claimed the top spot in the women's "A" Criterium, as Adormarie Martinez (Villa Carolina, Puerto Rico) finished second.

Sheedy, Felpel, and Peter Haile (Fort Collins, Colo.) claimed the top three spots in the men's "A" individual time trial, while Rodrigo Gomez (Cancun, Mexico), Nathan Larson (Erie, Pa.), and Jimmy Schurman (Miami, Fla.) each finished in the top 10. Sondre Thorbergsen (Tranoy, Norway) also finished 11th in the event for LMC. In the men's "B" time trial, Jason Marshall (Stanley, N.C.), Spencer Oswald (Dubuque, Iowa), and Jordan Gillespie (Fries, Va.) claimed the second through fourth spots, while Rhoads, MacLean and Ezra Mullen (Nottingham, N.H.) finished sixth, seventh, and eighth, respectively.

Lehner won her second race of the day in the women's "A" time trial, posting a time of 6:34 as Martinez came in third with a mark of 6:50. Trimble also captured the top spot in the "B" race with a time of 7:04, while rookie Courtney Issacs (Mount Airy, N.C.) finished seventh with a time of 8:07.

Lees-McRae is back in action on Mar. 26 and 27 at Clemson University's Collegiate Road Weekend in Clemson, S.C.

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