(December 16, 2011)
Cycling & Triathlon Club Competes in Bronda’s Duathlon
SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary’s Cycling & Triathlon Club participated in its first race of the school year in November at the 5th Annual Bronda’s Run/Bike Duathlon held at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. The 186 participants completed a 2-mile run and a 16-mile bike course followed by another 2-mile run. Three members of the Club participated along with Coach Alan Moore, an avid cyclist since 1992.
"The club members have begun to understand how hard work results in success in their races," said Moore. "They have learned to become persistent. I challenged them to beat me and two of them did! My injured pride aside, I was very proud of them. All of our athletes performed well."
Jonathan Martin finished 12th overall and won his 20-24 age group with a time of 1:13:04. He averaged 20 mph on the bike while pacing a 5:30 mile average on the first run and a 5:59 average on his second run. These times helped Martin to beat out two Texas A&M racers in his age group.
Taylor Atkinson came in at 30th place overall and fourth in his 16-19 age group with a time of 1:19:41. He averaged 19.5 mph on his bike and produced a steady effort in his runs.
Chris Patterson finished in 63rd place, placing 5th in the 20-24 age group with a time of 1:28:57. He produced the fifth fastest time in the first run with a 5:26 mile average.
Coach Moore placed 40th overall with a time of 1:20:58.
There are currently five members in the Cycling & Triathlon Club but new members can join for the upcoming spring semester. Training covers multiple sports with hours of practice in running, cycling, and swimming. The team usually meets in the conference room of the Fitness Center on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.