HSU Cycling Wins Western Collegiate Cycling Conference Championships - Humboldt State Now

HSU Cycling Wins Western Collegiate Cycling Conference Championships

The HSU cycling team competed in the WCCC championships this weekend and came home with the winner’s trophy. The team was ranked in second place behind UC Santa Clara leading into the conference championships, but raced well enough over the weekend to take the championship title. Eight HSU Cycling team members competed in the championships: Alvin Garlejo, Justin Gore, Marina Marcroft, Michael Nystrom, Sara Schneider, Katrina Suarez, Zachary Thompson and Nancy Vargas.

Photo credit: Vicky Sama. Top: Alvin Garlejo, Sara Schneider and Nancy Vargas. Bottomt: Justin Gore, coach Vicky Sama, Zach Thompson, Marina Marcroft, Katrina Suarez and Michael Nystrom.

Garlejo had one of the most impressive finishes of the weekend, getting second place in Sunday’s criterium in downtown Davis, in a field of more than 40 riders. Garlejo sprinted into the final turn and crossed the finish line to give the team more points than a Santa Clara racer in his event.

Nancy Vargas finished second in the women’s C crit on Sumday after getting 3rd place in the 37-mile road race the day before. Those two strong finishes put her in second place in the overall standings. Vargas came home with two silver and one bronze medal.

Sara Schneider finished 4th in the women’s C road race on Saturday. Marina Marcroft finished 10th in that same event.

Zach Thompson got 7th in Saturday’s 37-mile road race and 7th in Sunday’s crit. He also helped win the team a lot of points by racing in the Team Time Trial with teammates Justin Gore and Michael Nystrom. The three men got 7th place in the men’s C TTT.

Nystrom got 12th in Saturday’s road race.

Thompson continued with lucky number 7 and finished 7th in Sunday’s crit.