Four Top-10s for Tornados on Day One of Mountain Bike National Championships 

Four Top-10s for Tornados on Day One of Mountain Bike National Championships 
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. - The Brevard College Cycling team recorded a total of four top-ten finishes on Friday in the first of three days of racing at the 2019 USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bikes National Championships in Big Bear Lake, California.
Three Tornado cyclists recorded top ten results in the Men's Varsity Cross Country event to start the day off for Head Coach Brad Perley's squad on Friday morning.  BC sophomore Tyler Clark paced the five Tornados in the event with a third-place podium finish.  Clark finished with a time of 1:54:07, just over three minutes behind race winner Cole Paton of Fort Lewis College. 
Senior Carson Beckett finished sixth, while junior Tyler Orschel placed 10th to give BC three racers in the final top-ten of the highly competitive that featured 74 entrants.  BC's Ryan Johnson (22nd Place) and Tyler Miranda (24th) both placed in the top-25 in their collegiate nationals debut.
In the Women's Varsity Cross Country race held Friday afternoon, Senior Hannah Arensman finished ninth to provide BC with a fourth overall top-ten on the day.  Emma Schwab (27th), Nicole Rusden (32nd), Michaela Gray (33rd), Hannah Dickson (38th) and Aliza Tobias also finished in the top-40 in the event.

Saturday's action begins with Male and Female Downhill seeding runs beginning at 12:45 p.m. ET/9:45 a.m. PT.  Male Varsity Short Track starts at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT, followed by Female Varsity Short Track at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT.  The Dual Slalom finals at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT conclude Saturday's schedule.

The Tornados are seeking their 11th overall team national championship and seventh Mountain Bike national championship at this weekend's event.

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