TRUCKEE, Calif. - The Union College
cycling team ended their 2010 season on a high note this past weekend
registering a second place finish in Division II at the 2010 USA Cycling
Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships.
As a team, the Bulldogs finished with 608
points, as team Division II national champion Brevard finished with 630
Union was led on the weekend by senior Rachel
Millsop (Little Rock, Ark.), who captured the Division II Women's Omnium
with 443 points overall. Meanwhile for the men, the Bulldogs had three of the
top five finishers in the individual Omnium standings, with Wesley Lamberson
(Limestone, Tenn.) finishing second, Zach Winn (Port Hope, Canada)
placing fourth and Brad Nelson (Carmel, Ind.) finishing in fifth.
Millsop captured the Division II Omnium
after finishing second in both the cross country and short track, eighth in the
downhill and 10th in the 4-cross. With the Omnium win, Millsop
became the third Union rider to win the Omninum, joining Winn who won on
the men's side the last two seasons and Amanda McKay who captured it in 2002.
Other top performances on the weekend for
the women included freshman Catherine Harnden's (Ontario, Canada)
performances in the downhill (sixth), 4-cross (seventh) and
cross country (11th) events, along with Maria Esswein's (Perryville,
Mo.) 11th-place finish in the cross country.
On the men's side, Lamberson placed fourth
in short track, sixth in cross country, 16th in 4-cross and 22nd
in downhill. Other top performances included Winn's seventh place finish in
short track, Bennett Winn's (Ontario, Canada) eighth place finish in the
downhill and Nelson's 11th-place finish in the cross country.
For full results, click here.