Race #2 March 11, 2017 Laguna Seca
ECHS earned a second place podium spot and is now in overall second place in the league! Six members of the team earned medals – 3 firsts, 2 seconds and a fourth and 3 team members are now wearing leader jerseys. This was truly an outstanding achievement by the entire team.
Laguna Seca is a tough course with a solid 700’ of leg-burning climbing in each 4.2 mile lap, including legendary “Hurl Hill”, which is harsh 15%+ grade near the end of a long climb out of a valley. Freshman raced for 2 laps, Sophomore and JV girls did 3 and JV boys did 4. Riders tested their endurance on this one and came out victorious!
JV Girls: Helen Gilbert-Snyder, 1st (Podium, Category Leader); Joan Nanono, 14th
JV Boys: Matt Garrison, 1st (Podium, Category Leader); Evan Garrison, 2rd (Podium); Peter May (returned to the team last week and completed his first race in 2 years!)
Sophomore Boys: Josh Harnden, 1st (Podium, Category
Leader); Tal Zvik, 4th (Podium – passed 3 riders on Hurl Hill in the last lap to earn this one!); Max Lambert, 9th; Pedro Perez, 14th; Daniel Huebner, 17th; Sebastian Alvarez, 23rd
Freshman Girls: Madeline Hill, 2nd (Podium)
Freshman Boys: Aiden Dey-Ward, 13th; Keith Emery, 14th; Nitzan Gladstone, 15th