Pfeiffer dominates in the mountains
March 23, 2009
Morgantown, WV -- Pfeiffer Cycling traveled to West Virginia University this weekend for a three-race weekend in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The weekend began with a sunny, yet cold Saturday morning individual time trial.
Joey Rosskopf (Decatur, GA) turned in a 31:42 for the Pennsylvania mountainous course, while Turner Johnson (Renfrew, PA) marked a 32:51. Every single member of the team racing did well enough to earn conference points.
In the afternoon, the team went onto the campus of WVU for a hilly criterium. Cameron Auten (Indian Trail, NC) and Alex Stratmann (Lewisburg, WV) placed 1st and 2nd in the menís D, respectively.† BJ Harris (Midway, NC) took 4th in the menís C, while Aaron Blackwell (New Orleans, LA) finish 11th in his very first C race. In the menís B, Matt Tyndall (Newport, NC) finished 4th and KC Fee (Wesley Chapel, FL) took 4th in her first womenís A race.† In the menís A, Michael Brown (Kernersville, NC) finished 2nd, Rosskopf placed 5th, and Johnson took 11th to end the long day.† Again, the entire team racked up conference points extending Pfeifferís overall lead.
Sundayís temperatures dropped into the 20s, but Team Pfeiffer Cycling came out in force as usual for the road race course that was laced with several steep climbs and a hard uphill finish.† Tyndall was victorious in the menís B race, Fee took 7th in the womenís A and Stratmann took first in the menís D.† Auten placed 5th, Blackwell took 6th and BJ Harris finished 16th in the menís C. In the menís A race Rosskopf earned a 1st place finish, Johnson came in 4th, Steve Schott (Coraopolis, PA) finished 9th and Brown ended in 13th.
Navy, Virginia Tech, WVU, Appalachian State University, Wake Forest and the University of Virginia all tried to take the lead in the Atlantic Collegiate Cycling Conference, but Pfeiffer proved too strong, remained in first place and extended its lead to 82 points.† There are three race weekends left before the April 18 Conference Championships. Pfeiffer Cycling travels to do battle in the mountains at Virginia Tech next weekend.