Good time to be an edurance athlete at Mars Hill!!
Men’s XC Qualified for Nationals and had a blast at the Fall Sports Festival held from Dec 2-5 in Louisville. Just going was us overachieving once again, with only 1.5 scholarships per year to everyone else’s minimum of 3. We were also the only all-American team out there too, so that felt good to be USA-bred runners, haha. It snowed the morning of our race, 2 inches was on the ground when the race started, it was awesome!
MHC Cycling has certainly made some HUGE statements this past month on how our program has progressed over the year. Just recently at Cyclocross Nationals Mars Hill took a full men’s and women’s team and came away with a 2nd place overall finish, the first team podium in Mars Hill history. With that second place finish Mars Hill is now the overall Div. 2 leader with track, mountain, and cyclocross disciplines completed, and only road left to go. You can bet we are going to do all the little things that matter in order to hold the title “National Champions” at the end of 2011!
And probably the biggest honor of all within the last week was Mars Hill College Cycling being selected as the Collegiate Cyling school of the year by USA Cycling! Hugh Moran, our coach and fearless leader, has done such an amazing job with the program. We may do all the hardwork of riding, but he sure is pulling more than his load when it comes to recruiting, putting on meets, and finding us sponsors and bikes. Awesome stuff Hugh, thanks so much!!
What did you do today to get better?!