Mountain bike team maintains lead after Race #2

The Marshall County mountain bike team retained first place after Saturday’s race in Gallatin, Tennessee.

With Race #2 at Lock 4 in Gallatin, Tenn. dusted and done, the Marshall County High School mountain bike team is still in the lead over second place Harpeth Youth Cycling and third place Williamson County Composite. The Marshals placed 15 riders on the podium in the middle school through high school races.

Varsity rider Audrey Grizzard on her way to a win in Saturday’s second race of the Tennessee League season. Photo: Laura Jennings

Audrey Grizzard claimed the top spot in Race #2 over Caroline O’Neal of William County Composite. O’Neal won Race #1 so the two riders are now tied for overall lead in the girl’s varsity division. Harpeth Youth’s Harrison Klapheke retained the lead in the boy’s varsity division with second and third on the podium going to Marshall County’s Bobby Jones and Grant Wilson.

Alyssa McClain earned her second first place in the girl’s JV race along with Jaxon Story who also won his second straight JV boy’s race and Clay Austin took third in a large field of 48 riders. Presleigh Jennings also took her second victory in the girl’s sophomore race to retain the series points lead.

In middle school races, Gunner Boatright took the top step on the podium by winning the boy’s seventh grade race with another first going to Claire Austin in the girl’s sixth grade race. Olivia Myhand and Natalie Norwood placed second and third in the girl’s eighth grade race, Kaylin Denfip placed second in the girl’s seventh grade race and Landon Utley took third in the boy’s eighth grade race.

The third race of the season will take place on October 8th at Bakers Creek in Knoxville. Full Marshall County results below.

Presleigh Jennings in the Leader’s Jersey, leads out the start of the girl’s Sophomore race. Photo: Laura Jennings

Marshall County results from Race #2

VARSITY 1st Audrey Grizzard VARSITY 2nd Bobby Jones
JV 1st Alyssa McClain 3rd Grant Wilson
5th Grace Boatright JV 1st Jaxon Story
SOPHOMORE 1st Presleigh Jennings 3rd Clay Austin
8th GRADE  2nd Olivia Myhand 9th Caleb Cosby
3rd Natalie Norwood 14th Kyle McClain
7th GRADE 2nd Kaylin Denfip SOPHOMORE 5th Dusty Bass
6th GRADE  1st Claire Austin 10th Joseph Roberts
12th Carson Denfip
14th Eli Day
FRESHMAN 3rd Kaden Jameson
8th GRADE  4th Landon Utley
9th James Harbison III
23rd Gabe Driskill
   — Carter Green (mechanical)
7th GRADE 1st Gunner Boatright
4th Chase Binkley
5th Rex Wadkins
7th Jace Story
12th Jaggar Oakley
6th GRADE 5th Ty Elrod
18th Jackson Allen
Gunner Boatright stands on the top of the podium after taking first in the 7th grade boy’s race.