FLC Cycling Headed to Nationals With Confidence

FLC Cycling’s short track season is once again coming to an end withtracknats-92-150x150 USA Cycling Collegiate Track Nationals at the Major Taylor Velodrome in Indianapolis, IN, September 25-28, 2014.  The cycling Skyhawks rapped up training with the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference (RMCCC) championships in Colorado Springs at 7/11 Velodrome September 13-14. The RMCCCTrack Championships consisted of 5 events: points race, scratch race, miss and out, men’s and women’s team pursuits and collegiate team sprint. Results can be found on USA Cycling http://www.usacycling.org/results/?permit=2014-3021

Track Coach Ian Burnett and the cycling staff have named the team that’ll head to Indy. He says “we are bringing the deepest, most experienced team to Track Nats that FLC has ever produced.” The team is led by defending track individual omnium champion Zach Noonan (Jr.). Dean Haas (Jr.), 2013 scratch race champion, Max Thilen (Soph.) and Troy Meeker (Jr.) are returning members of the 2013 team pursuit team that captured 2nd last year. FLC has several promising young freshman Weston Flickinger (Fr.), Lucas Wardein (Fr.) and Emmanuel Gagne (Fr.) that will complete the squad.

The Women’s team is led by Ivie Crawford (Sr.), who brings a lot of track experience, along with Maddie Chaves (Soph.) as the two returning members of the 2013 team. Sophomores Jenna MacPherson and Sydney Edmonson join Crawford and Chaves on the Women’s Team Pursuit Team and in the endurance events.  The final member of the Women’s team is Dominique Shore (Fr.), who spent the whole summer at the 7-11 Velodrome and is showing great promise in the sprint events.

Results, great photos and stories of the trip can be found at http://cycling.fortlewis.edu, the FLC Cycling Team Facebook page and Twitter feed, @FLCCYLING.

More info on the 2014 Collegiate Track Nationals, as well as the race schedule and official results can be found at: https://www.usacycling.org/2014/collegiate-track-nationals.