Donohue, Lees-McRae Third at Cyclocross Nationals
Boulder, Colo. — Norwich native Erin Donohue came home with a bronze medal as part of the Lees-McRae College women’s cycling team during last weekend’s U.S. National Cyclocross Championships in Velmont Park.
A sophomore at the North Carolina university and a Hanover High School graduate, Donohue was part of a Lees-McRae effort, combining men’s and women’s results, that resulted in a third-place finish among all schools at the championship. Marion University took the team gold with 282 points, followed by Fort Lewis College (249) and Lees-McRae (192).
Competing in Division I on Saturday, Donohue finished 18th in a field of 34 women and posted the third-fastest result among her Lees-McRae teammates, finishing in a time of 46 minutes, 36 seconds. Donohue followed that up by finishing 16th on Sunday in the under-23 national championship race.
Rhim Wraps KMS Career
Boulder, Colo. — Hanover High senior Brendan Rhim wrapped up his bicycle racing career for the Killington Mountain School by participating in the U.S. National Cyclocross Championships last week.
Rhim’s weekend ended on Saturday in the U23 men’s national championship. Battling for a top-10 finish, Rhim slipped into a fence on his final lap and finished 11th in a time of 54 minutes, 29 seconds.
Rhim earned a silver medal in his first race of the championship, a shorter event on Jan. 8. Rhim clocked a time of 35:07, finishing 15 seconds behind winner Brannan Fix. KMS’ Turner Ramsay, of Rutland, also came home with a silver medal after a second-place result in the women’s junior division championship on Friday.
Next up for Rhim: Training camps with the U.S. U23 team this month and the CalGiant U23 team next month, both in California, followed by the start of the road racing season in March.