Friday, December 10, 2010

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Heading to CX Nationals! (and ECCC CX Win!)

This Thursday, Oregon is getting invaded by Rutgers CX!  Pat Bradley, Charles Thompson, Matt Bathe and Molly Hurford will all be representing Rutgers Cycling at CX Nationals in Bend, OR.  After a long season, including a hefty preseason, it's all come down to this one weekend, and we're all crazy excited. 

More on that later, but for now, we're celebrating our 5th year in a row winning the ECCC CX conference:

We had a ton of individual podiums too, including Pat Bradley winning the A Men field, Charles Thompson winning the B field,  and Molly Hurford winning the B Women field and placing 2nd in the A Women field.  More podiums will be announced later after some final tallying on the part of the awesome MIT crew.

This past weekend, a horde of Rutgers cyclists landed in Warwick, RI for NBX, the final race in the Verge series.  Pat Bradley started the weekend off nicely with a 13th place in the Elite Men's race, and with 9 Rutgers racers in total, the collegiate field was intense.

Sunday saw our final fight to maintain CX dominance, and I (Molly) managed to secure a third place spot in the 3/4 Women's race, making it my first (and very exciting) big series podium. 

We'll be keeping in touch as we get ready to race at Nationals, I can't wait!!