Collegiate nationals wrap-up
Chicago colleges fared well at this weekend’s national championships.
Representing the University of Chicago, Devon Haskell (Team Get a Grip Cycles) got third in the Division II women’s road race and sixth in the criterium to earn fourth overall. That gets her a spot on the Collegiate All-Stars, a women’s team that will compete together at the Nature Valley Grand Prix stage race later this summer.
Representing Northwestern University, Reed Tanger got fifth in the winning break of the criterium, and Seth Meyer (TGAGC) got 20th in a grueling 90-mile Division I road race.
Full results at USA Cycling.
Seth Meyer (Northwestern; MDI): “I was sitting in the top ten positions before the final climb, one mile to go, at the DI collegiate nationals championships. Wow! Nothing more to do except ride as hard as I can up the sucker and see what happens.”
Melanie Wong (Northwestern; WDI): “I’m scared out of my wits and trembling in my cleats as I’m called up to the line next to the other nine conference champions, feeling sort of like an imposter, next to these women, some of them pros, some of them future pros.”