The Methow Valley Mountain Bike Team (MVMBT) stayed east of the mountains last weekend while competing in the Roslyn Roundup, the third event in the Washington Student Cycling League race series. In cool, camp weather, team members claimed several podium finishes while competing with 47 middle school and 34 high school teams and more than 500 racers.
Ila Newman, racing in the seventh-grade girls’ category, nabbed a photo-finish third place. In the eighth-grade girls’ competition, Stella Scholz pedaled to second place in her 5-mile race. Gretta Scholz claimed first place in the beginners’ category, winning by an impressive three minutes.
In the intermediate girls’ category, Liv Aspholm entered her first 10-mile race and came away with fourth place. Finishing a couple of spots ahead of her in second place was Eva Weymuller, who overcame “one leap over the handlebars and one swim in a creek,” she reported.
On the boys’ side, Graham Sheley and Carter Sheley both finished in the top 10 in the eighth-grade boys’ race. Landry Chrastina was 19th in the seventh-grade boys’ field of 90 racers. In the beginners’ competition, Cooper Legler finished 25th and Alex Tareski 37th. Jakob Buchanan had a strong showing for in the intermediate boys’ category “exhibiting sportsmanship throughout his race and day,” Weymuller reported.
The final race in the series will be on June 2 in Wenatchee for the State Championships at Squilchuck.