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|Case Cycling Club Finishes Season with Success at Regional Championships|
Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14
After two solid months of racing, The Case Cycling Club finished its road racing season last weekend with a strong showing at the Mid-West Collegiate Cycling Conference (MWCCC) Regional Championships in Indiana.
With a roster of 9 riders, the team managed to garner enough points to hold off a late-season charge by rival schools and claim a third place finish in the overall Division II standings.
Case had several stand-out moments during the weekend’s races, including a first place finish in the Men’s Category D Team Time Trial (TTT) on Saturday. The team, consisting of senior Tyler Young and freshmen Sam Sprawls and Sam Gaylin, kept on pace with riders from 19- time National Champions, Marian University, to finish on the regionals podium in the TTT for the second year in a row.
Later that day, junior David Takahashi and medical student Daniela Mecech competed for the first time in the elite men’s B and women’s A categories, respectively. Sticking with some of the best collegiate riders in the country until the very end, they managed to score a crucial point that kept Case on the podium during Sunday’s overall season awards ceremony in South Bend.
Sunday’s criterium featured a short, four corner criterium race best described as flat and fast. With speeds ramping up to well over 30 MPH in the final sprint, riders from CWRU raced with some of the best in the Mid-West to again defend their place on the regional championships podium.
The MWCCC Road Regional Championships capped a banner year for Case Cycling – which included unprecedented recruitment of new members, a successful sponsorship drive, hosting a race for the first time, two overall podium finishes at collegiate regional championships (in Track and Road), and podium finishes in the State Track Cycling Championships. For the 2013-2014 year, Case Cycling looks forward to new members, continuing its relationships with sponsors, and hosting two additional races.
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