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2014-2015 Cycling News

January 30, 2015
Simmons, Pervis Sign With LMC Cycling
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae Director and Head Coach of Cycling Tim Hall is pleased to announce the signing of incoming freshmen Katelyn Pervis and Connor Simmons, announced Hall Friday afternoon.

January 16, 2015
125 LMC Student-Athletes Land on Fall 2014 Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae athletic department is pleased to announce that 125 Lees-McRae student-athletes have been named to the Conference Carolinas Fall 2014 Presidential Honor Roll, the conference announced Friday morning.

January 9, 2015
Shields Wins National Title, Bobcats Claim Third in Omnium at Cyclocross Nationals
AUSTIN, Texas --- Senior Emily Shields claimed the national title in the women’s Division I cyclocross and the Lees-McRae cycling teams grabbed third overall in the Division I team omnium at the 2015 USA Cycling Collegiate Cyclocross Nationals in Austin, Texas.

December 6, 2014
LMC Cycling Succeeds in Sloppy Conditions at Kite Hill Challenge
CLEMSON, S.C. --- Freshman Phil Kmetz and junior Gunnar Bergey claimed top-five finishes in their respective races and junior Kaitlyn Lawrence paced the women’s team while the Lees-McRae cycling program participated at The Kite Hill Challenge over the weekend in Clemson, S.C.

November 22, 2014
Avila Grabs Win, Klingaman Impresses at King CX
BRISTOL, Tenn. --- Junior Jose Avila earned a win in the Men’s B race and sophomore Emma Klingaman swiped fourth in the Women’s A while the Lees-McRae cycling program participated at the King CX in Bristol, Tenn. over the weekend.

November 15, 2014
LMC Cycling Performs at High Level at Mars Hill CX
MARS HILL, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae cycling program put on an impressive performance at the Mars Hill CX over the weekend in Mars Hill, N.C.

October 27, 2014
Kmetz Claims Two National Titles at MTB National Championships
BEECH MOUNTAIN, N.C. --- Freshman Phil Kmetz rode his way to two national championships and the Lees-McRae cycling program grabbed fifth in the omnium while the squads participated at the USA Cycling Collegiate National Mountain Bike Championships over the weekend on Beech Mountain in Beech Mountain, N.C.

October 24, 2014
LMC Cycling Announces Rosters for Mountain Bike Championships
BEECH MOUNTAIN, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae cycling program has selected 12 student-athletes to participate in the Collegiate Nationals Mountain Bike Championship, announced director and head coach of cycling Tim Hall Friday.

October 16, 2014
LMC Cycling Excels at SECCC MTB Championships
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae cycling teams enjoyed solid performances at the SECCC MTB Championships on the campus of LMC over the weekend in Banner Elk, N.C.

September 30, 2014
LMC Cycling Program Set to Host SECCC Mountain Bike Championships
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae cycling program has announced the dates for the 2014 SECCC Mountain Bike Championships.

August 27, 2014
It's All A Fog - Beech Mtn Series Race 2
July, August, and September in the Southeast seem to be a replay of Snowshoe one week, Beech the next, a couple weeks to collect yourself and take care of the necessities of life, then back on for two weeks to do it all over again. A week and half go it was Snowshoe and Chomolungma for 30,000 feet of descent. This past weekend it's a bit closer to home, Western North Carolina and Beech Mountain for the second of the three race series.

July 24, 2014
Cycling Alum Werner Claims Second at USA Cycling Cross-Country Mountain Bike Nationals
MACUNGIE, Pa. --- Lees-McRae cycling alumni Kerry Werner finished second at the USA Cycling Cross-Country Mountain Bike Nationals in Macungie, Pa.

July 7, 2014
ESPN: Talansky Faces Tour Expectations
The photographs taken immediately after the finish of the Criterium du Dauphine in the French Alps don't betray whether Andrew Talansky is agonized or ecstatic. His face is reddened and contorted in a way that could be a grimace or a joyous release. Age-line spokes, etched by sun and wind into a 25-year-old face that is both youthful and weather-beaten, radiate out from eyes squeezed shut.

June 23, 2014
Seven Cyclists Tabbed to USA Cycling Academic All-Star Class
COLORADO SPRING, Colo. – Seven Lees-McRae cyclists were named to the Spring 2014 Collegiate Academic All-Star class, USA Cycling announced Monday afternoon.