Marshall County team in first heading into final race

Varsity riders Grant Wilson (left) and Bobby Jones were nearly unrecognizable following their race on Sunday in Knoxville.

Race three in the four race series of the Tennessee Interscholastic Cycling League took place in Knoxville, Tenn. at Baker’s Creek Preserve. The Marshals took the team win and are now poised to win their fifth consecutive state title at the State Championships on October 29th at St. Andrews-Sewanee School.

Kaden Jameson (left) and Christ Presbyterian rider Watt Hackney, smiling through the mud after the freshman boy’s race.

The team came out on top in Knoxville over Williamson County Composite in second and the Paducah-McCracken Composite team in third.

Marshall County’s team leads the overall series, Williamson County Composite is in second, Harpeth Youth Cycling third, and a move up in standings after a successful Knoxville race, the Paducah-McCracken Composite team is in sixth.

Top podium positions by the Marshall County mountain biking team were earned by Jaxon Story in the JV boy’s race, Presleigh Jennings in the Sophomore girl’s race, Olivia Myhand took first in the 8th grade girl’s race and Claire Austin in 6th grade girls.

Joseph Roberts took on a little mud during the boy’s sophomore race.

Three riders are series point leaders heading into the final race and wear the Leader’s Jersey. Jaxon Story leads in JV boys, Alyssa McClain leads JV girls, Presleigh Jennings Sophomore girls and Olivia Myhand 8th grade girls. Audrey Grizzard was tied for the series lead with Caroline O’Neil of Williamson County Composite heading into the Knoxville race. O’Neil took the win and the lead in points but a win in the state championship would give Grizzard the title.

Four riders took second in Sunday’s muddy race, courtesy of tropical depression Nate. Grant Wilson placed second in the Varsity boy’s race, Kaden Jameson in the Freshman boy’s race, Audrey Grizzard in the Varsity girl’s race and Natalie Norwood in the 8th grade girl’s race. Carrie Cavitt from Graves County rides and trains with the Marshall team but races as an Independent, took second in the Freshman girl’s race.

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Marshall County Race #3 results

Varsity 2 Grant Wilson Varsity  2 Audrey Grizzard
3 Bobby Jones JV  3 Alyssa McClain
JV 1 Jaxon Story Sophomore 1 Presleigh Jennings
4 Clay Austin 8th  1 Olivia Myhand
5 Kaleb Cosby 2 Natalie Norwood
25 Kyle McClain 6th 1 Claire Austin
Sophomore 13 Joseph Roberts
23 Dusty Bass
Freshman 2 Kaden Jameson
8th 3 Landon Utley
8 James Harbison III
12 Gabe Driskill
7th 3 Chase Binkley
4 Jace Story
5 Rex Wadkins
6th 5 Jackson Allen
7 Ty Elrod
Middle school riders (L-R) Olivia Myhand, Natalie Norwood and Claire Austin after racing in the rain brought on by tropical depression Nate.
Kaleb Cosby (left) and Clay Austin following their five lap race JV race.