ELLIJAY, Ga. – The Brevard College Cycling team opened its 2019-20 Mountain Biking season with a resounding flurry of podium finishes at the Ramblin Race Weekend hosted by Georgia Tech University on Saturday and Sunday at the Ridgeway Recreation Area in Ellijay, Georgia.
Senior Carson Beckett won two events to lead the charge for the Tornados. On Saturday, Beckett outlasted a competitive field in Men's A Cross Country to cross the finish line for his first victory of the weekend. Less than 24 hours later, Beckett won again with an impressive victory in the Men's A Short Track Cross Country.
Also on Saturday, freshman Tyler Miranda delivered a standout performance in his collegiate debut with a fifth-place finish in Men's A Cross Country. Additionally, sophomore Jason Marquardt placed fifth in Men's C Cross Country.
Sunday's action saw sophomore Ryan Johnson finish third to join Beckett on the Men's A Short Track Cross County podium. Brevard College riders Nathan St. Clair (3rd Place, Men's B) and Lucas Pound (2nd Place, Men's C) also earned podium finishes in Short Track Cross Country.
Senior Hannah Arensman earned two podium finishes beginning with a third place result in Saturday's Women's A Cross Country race. Arensman bettered her Saturday result with a second—place finish on Sunday in Women's A Short Track Cross Country.
Freshman Emma Schwab joined Arensman on Sunday's podium to collect her first career collegiate podium with a third place finish in Women's A Short Track Cross Country. Schwab placed sixth on Saturday in the Women's A Cross Country.
In total, Brevard College cyclists collected eight podium finishes, including two race victories in the season-opening weekend. The Tornados return to action this Saturday and Sunday at the Volunteer MTB Weekend hosted by the University of Tennessee at the Windrock Bike Park in Oliver Springs, Tennessee.
Top Brevard College Results - Ramblin MTB Race Weekend
Men's A Cross Country
Carson Beckett – 1st
Tyler Miranda - 5th
Women's A Cross Country
Hannah Arensman – 3rd
Emma Schwab – 6th
Men's C Cross Country
Jason Marquardt – 5th
Men's A Short Track Cross Country
Carson Beckett – 1st
Ryan Johnson – 3rd
Women's A Short Track Cross Country
Hannah Arensman – 2nd
Emma Schwab – 3rd
Hannah Dickson – 7th
Nicole Rusden – 8th
Men's B Short Track Cross Country
Nathan St. Clair – 3rd
Men's C Short Track Cross Country
Lucas Pound – 2nd
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