ANGEL FIRE, N.M. - The Union College cycling team just missed out on a second-straight National Championship over the weekend, registering a second place team finish at the 2012 NCCA Division II Nationals in Angel Fire, N.M.
As a team, the Bulldogs (who finished with 588 total points) were edged by Brevard (N.C.), who finished with 629 total points. The second place finish was the third for the Bulldogs in the last four seasons.
On the individual end, however, Union came up golden, as senior Wesley Lamberson was victorious in the Men's Division II Individual Omnium, capturing UC's ninth individual National Title. It was the first for a men's cyclist at UC since Zach Winn won the honors in 2008 and 2009.
The other top finishers for the men's team individually were head coach Peter Haile, who placed sixth, Ray Dangelmaier, who finished 12th, and Mike Baird, who was 13th
On the women's side of the individual omnium, Elisa Otter had UC's highest finish, placing third. Not far behind Otter was Kara Uhl, who finished fifth overall.
Lamberson clinched the individual National Title with a sixth place finish in the dual slalom on Sunday. He also registered high finishes in the short track, placing third, and the cross country, where he crossed the finish line in fourth.
For full results, click here. For more information on the UC cycling program, go to their official blog here.