The Tennessee Interscholastic Cycling League wrapped up its seventh season on Sunday with the State Championship race at St. Andrews-Sewanee School in Sewanee, Tenn. The Marshall County team has been a member of the league since it’s inception in 2013 and on Sunday, won their seventh consecutive team state title.
Four members of the high school team and one middle school rider won overall series State Championship titles – Presleigh Jennings, Olivia Myhand, Chase Binkley, Allie Burkeen and Claire Austin.
Jennings, a freshman, won the Varsity State Championship earning her third state title after winning JV in 2018 and the Sophomore title in 2017. Myhand won the JV State Championship, her second state title, winning the 8th Grade title in 2017. Binkley, a freshman, won the Sophomore State Championship, his second after winning the 8th Grade state title last season. Burkeen, a seventh grader, won the Freshman State Championship and Austin won the 8th Grade State Championship, a repeat title after winning it in 2018.
Jaxon Story finished second to Troy Fields of the Lock 4 Trailblazers Composite team in boy’s Varsity, the two going head-to-head in tight finishes all season. Story, a junior, won the Varsity state title in 2018 and the JV title in 2017.
Sophomore Alyssa McClain finished second in the girl’s Varsity state results. In her second season at the Varsity level, McClain finished second last season and second overall in JV in 2017. She won the Freshman state title in 2016 and 2015.
Rounding out the high school podiums for the state overall series, Clay Austin took fifth in Varsity and Jace Story third in Freshman.
In the final state race and overall series podiums on Sunday, the Marshall County High School team put eight riders on the podium and the Middle School team made seven podium appearances.
In Middle School overall series state podium results, along with Claire Austin’s first in the 8th Grade standings, Aniston Barnes finished fourth. Also in 8th Grade results, Memphis Ford finished the year in second and Ty Elrod fifth. Evie Powell placed fourth in 7th Grade and in the 6th Grade division, Emma Roberts finished third and Addison Barnes took fifth.
The high school team extended their perfect race record to 29-0 with Sunday’s State Championship race win along with their seventh straight overall State Championship title. Williamson County Composite took second overall and Lock 4 Trailblazers Composite third among 27 teams in the league this season with almost 400 competing in Sunday’s championship.
The league recognized middle school teams overall performances this season and Hamilton and Bradley County Composite took the overall season win, Marshall County Middle took second and Williamson County Composite third among 23 teams.
The largest senior class in the team’s seven year history raced for the final time for Marshall County Sunday – Joseph Roberts, Carson Denfip, Clay Austin, Kaleb Cosby and Dusty Bass. Coaches are Steve Beckett and Jourdan Griffith.
Marshall County will compete in the Tennessee League for the final season next fall with the launch of the National Interscholastic Cycling League (NICA) in Kentucky in 2021.
Complete State Championship race and overall State Championship series results below.
|State Championship Race/||Overall Series Championship|
|Varsity Girls||Varsity Girls|
|1st Presleigh Jennings||1st Presleigh Jennings|
|2nd Alyssa McClain||2nd Alyssa McClain|
|Varsity Boys||Varsity Boys|
|2nd Jaxon Story||2nd Jaxon Story|
|6th Kaden Jameson||5th Clay Austin|
|7th Clay Austin||6th Kaden Jameson|
|11th Kaleb Cosby||11th Kaleb Cosby|
|JV Girls||16th Dusty Bass|
|2nd Olivia Myhand||JV Girls|
|JV Boys||1st Olivia Myhand|
|17th Carson Denfip||JV Boys|
|26th Joseph Roberts||16th Carson Denfip|
|Sophomore Boys||17th Joseph Roberts|
|1st Chase Binkley||Sophomore Boys|
|4th Caleb Pahl||1st Chase Binkley|
|31st Marshall Gregory||7th Caleb Pahl|
|33rd Trae Harbison||16th Trae Harbison|
|49th Gabe Driskill||19th Marshall Gregory|
|Freshman Girls||39th Gabe Driskill|
|1st Allie Burkeen||Freshman Girls|
|8th Jasper Cosby||1st Allie Burkeen|
|Freshman Boys||8th Jasper Cosby|
|5th Jace Story||Freshman Boys|
|8th Girls||3rd Jace Story|
|1st Claire Austin||44th Wade Driver|
|5th Aniston Barnes||8th Girls|
|8th Boys||1st Claire Austin|
|4th Memphis Ford||4th Aniston Barnes|
|5th Chase Yarbrough||8th Boys|
|7th Ty Elrod||2nd Memphis Ford|
|7th Girls||5th Ty Elrod|
|4th Evie Powell||8th Chase Yarbrough|
|7th Boys||7th Girls|
|23rd Canyon McKinney||4th Evie Powell|
|6th Girls||7th Boys|
|4th Addison Roberts||30th Canyon McKinney|
|5th Emma Roberts||6th Girls|
|6th Boys||3rd Emma Roberts|
|10th Braxton Lima||5th Addison Roberts|
|12th Brady Atkins||6th Boys|
|16th Ian Dillon||9th Braxton Lima|
|11th Brady Atkins|
|18th Ian Dillon|
Click on the gallery to scroll through the Marshall County overall State Championship podiums.