Last weekend, the team competed in the 3rd race weekend of the Mid-West Collegiate Cycling Conference mountain bike calendar in Whitewater, WI.
Saturday’s Cross Country event featured a technically challenging course and temperatures in the 90’s. Josh Smithson battled through the heat to finish 7th in the Men’s B XC race. Later in the day, James Francisco managed 15th in a very competitive Men’s A race that saw many other riders drop out due to the heat and the challenging course.
Sunday’s Short Track and Downhill races saw better temperatures than the day before. Josh Smithson earned an impressive 3rd place in the Men’s B event. In the next wave, James Francisco finished 6th in the Men’s A race.
In the Downhill event, Charlie Hamilton handily won the Men’s C race. James Francisco made in on the podium with 3rd in the Men’s A event, closely followed by Mark Renn in 5th place.
The MWCCC calendar concludes this weekend with the conference championships at Marian University.