Cycling finished fourth in 2011-12 in the USA Cycling Division I rankings
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- It was a historical run for the Lindsey Wilson College cycling team at the inaugural USA Cycling BMX National Championships hosted at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. in early April.
The Blue Raiders won the program's third national team title with their first BMX championship. In addition to the team success, Danny Caluag (BMX) and Crystal Kalogris (dual slalom) captured individual national titles during the 2011-12 season to complete the year of championships.
The national titles are No. 18 on the Lindsey Wilson College athletics' Top-22 of 2011-12.
Lindsey Wilson adds the BMX title to its 1999 and 2000 cyclo-cross titles. The Blue Raiders won the team title by more than 100 points over second place San Diego State University.
Caluag led the Blue Raiders to the team title with his win at BMX nationals while Kalogris' title helped the mountain biking team to a third place finish.
Click here to read about the BMX and Caluag titles.
Click here to read about the Kalogris' title.
More about No. 18….
- Caluag and Kalogris are the 18th and 19th individual national champion in Lindsey Wilson history and the 10th and 11th cyclist to wear the stars and stripes.
- Four Blue Raider men earned top five finishes in the national championships.
- Logan Collins finished second to Caluag to give the Blue Raiders a 1-2 finish at BMX.
- Madison Pitts finished runner-up in the women's race followed by Stephanie Caluag in third place.
- The event was held on the new BMX Supercross track -- built as a replica of the track at this summer's Olympics in London, England -- on the campus of the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
- Kalogris outlasted teammate Stephanie Barragan to win the dual slalom title in a head-to-head, two heat race at mountain biking.
- Kalogris and her teammates had to overcome frigid temperatures and a sloppy track during the mountain biking national championships in late October.
- The mountain biking national championships were held in Angel Fire, N.M. -- more than 8,500 feet above sea level.
- While the BMX win did not count this season towards the cycling national rankings, Lindsey Wilson still finished fourth in the year-long event scoring points in each of the other four disciplines.