Chloe Dygert is the sole active collegiate cyclist competing in the Olympic Games in Rio. Dygert will be part of the 4-person squad in the Team Pursuit. The team is a favorite for the gold medal. Qualifications begin on Thursday, August 11 and the head-to-head rounds and finals Saturday, August 13 at the Rio Olympic Velodrome.
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The Collegiate Track Season centers on the National Championships that take place in September, right after the academic year starts for most schools. This year the National Championships take place on September 15 through 17 in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Last year’s National Championships were held in Colorado Springs and were attended by 10 Division I schools and 11 Division II schools. Marian University took top honors in Division IRead the full article...
Mac Cassin rode a 4:44.963 in the final of the 4km Individual Pursuit at Elite Track Nationals (Trexlertown), a little off his qualifying time of 4:42.290. Both times were slower than his record setting 4:34.9 at Collegiate Nationals in September of 2015 (Colorado Springs). Nonetheless, his time was good enough for 3rd place and indicates he is recovering well from back surgery in the late Spring.
University of California-San Diego’s Esther WALKER turned in a 3:57.075 (Qualifying) and a 4:01.527 (Final) in the 3km Individual Pursuit at the 2016 USA Cycling Elite & Juniors Track Nationals. Her qualifying run matched her 3rd Place time from the 2015 Collegiate Track National Championships in Colorado Springs.
The newly announced Piedmont College Cycling program has its first head coach with Jame Carney being selected to lead the newest of Piedmont’s now 19 intercollegiate sport offerings. A two-time Olympian, having finished fifth in the Points Race in the 2000 games in Sydney, Carney brings world-wide recognition to the program as one of the most well-known coaching names in the sport around the globe. ∞