Philicia Marion, Robert Marion, Anina Aaron, and Chase Dickens

Monday, June 22, 2009

June Team Update

The Kenda/KMC/Hayes Professional Mountain Bike Team has raced hard during the month of June. The first weekend in June, the team competed in the Kenda Cup East round #3 at Keezletown Virginia for the Massanutten Hoo-Ha Race. Anina finished well with a second place. Robert, Philicia, and Chase all finished just off the podium with 6th place finishes.

The next week, the team traveled to Colorado Springs for the 3rd round of the Pro-Tour Series. On Friday, June 12, the team competed in the 2nd round of the short track series. The highlight of the day was the Open Men race, where Chase and one other racer pulled away from the pack early in the race, and ended with a sprint finish. Chase edged out the other racer for the win. In the Pro Men's short track race, Robert also had a good race, finishing 12th. Anina and Philicia raced in the Pro Women's race, finishing 14th and 19th.

On Saturday, the team raced the cross country race. Robert placed 27th. Anina finished 21 and Philicia placed 31st. Chase competed in the Junior Cat 1 15-18 and placed 2nd.

This past weekend the team raced close to home with round #4 of the Kenda Cup East Series at Davidson, North Carolina. The weekend began on Saturday with a marathon, part of the National Ultra Endurance Calendar. Philicia competed in the race, completing the 50+mile race in 6.5hours. She finished 8th place in the Pro/Open Women's field.

On Sunday, The team had a successful XC day, with all four members on the podium. Chase raced first in the Junior Cat1, finishing 3rd place. Robert placed 3rd in a very close Pro Men category where less than 30 seconds divided the first 4 racers. Anina also had a near win, finishing only 16 seconds behind for a second place finish. Philicia held on to finish in fifth place.

The summer continues to be packed full of racing for the Kenda/KMC/Hayes team, with races in Tennessee, Alabama, and Colorado coming next. Thanks to all of our sponsors, who help our season with lots of podium finishes and successful races!