Mar 23, 2009

Notre Dame Racing

This weekend saw a couple of collegiate races up in South Bend promoted by Notre Dame University. A small IU group was in attendance on saturday at the road race so it was left to the Black Key Bulls and Delta Gamma to fly the IU flag with Valentin Todorow and Kristina Heath scoring some points in the 'A' races, Scott Mueller finishing an excellent 5th in the Mens 'B' and Jordan Bailey easily winning the Mens C race!
Sunday was the criterium where Issac Neff and Valentin finished within the top seven positions. Krisitina Heath also finished 7th in the Womens A and her form appears to be coming around just in time to propel DG to repeat as Little500 champions! Scott Mueller continued his good form with another top ten. On this evidence BKB would seemed to be living up to their hype as one of the favorites for the big race at the end of April.
Overall IU is still lying in 2nd position in the Midwest standing. However from now on IU will suffer from Little500 enforced absences particularly as the Midwest regionals clash directly with Little 500. This is of greater concern to qualification for Road Nationals as IU is lying in 3rd position (only 3 teams qualify) and will surely loss points to the teams behind as the number of riders will be greatly reduced in the following weeks. The Marian Criterium on sunday April 5th may be the only opportunity for a large IU turnout so look for them to fill their boots on that date!

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