Great job to all of our U19 Racers who threw down on May 7, 2011!
In the High School Men's A Race, Tim Bumpus, West Morris Central High School, was able to hold on to a podium position in his last high school race. Tim finished up 3rd in a very strong field. Right on his heels was Austin Muller, James Caldwell High School, in his first A Race finishing up in 4th. Rounding out the Bulldogs in the A Race were Morgan Platt, from Long Valley Middle School in 6th and John Guifre from West Essex High School in 7th. Morgan had a race ending mechanical in the Middle School A Race so he threw his hat in the ring for the High School Race.
The High School Open Women's Race saw three young ladies that just aged up into the category take the podium, with Bulldog racers up on the Blue and White Boxes. First place was awarded to Jessica Kruse, West Morris Mendham High School, last year's Middle School Champion. Third place went to Lauren Steinman, who rode strong in only her second year racing.
In the Middle School Men's A Race, returning Champion Ekrem Ayhan from Allamuchy Elementary School showed his strength again and took the victory. Cole Solsky, Long Valley Middle School, is quickly coming into race form for 2011 and finished up second, with a two minute gap over third. Peter Keane of the Far Brook School, fought hard for fourth place. Morgan Platt had a tough race as mentioned before, but quickly had his bike repaired to bang bars with the big kids.
Julian Lippner, one of the newest Bulldogs and an elementary school student, wanted a little extra competition so he competed in the Middle School Men's B Race. Julian rode smooth and smart to finish up on the podium in the third position.
Not to be outdone by the eldest Ayhan, Kerem won the Fourth and Fifth Grade Boy's Race with a commanding lead of 30 seconds in the 12 minute race.
Our youngest Bulldog, Etka Ayhan took the hole shot in the Kindergarten and First Grade Boy's Race and never looked back. He brought home the top honors, just like his two older brothers.
It was a great day for Bulldog U19 Racing and we look forward to watching this youngsters continue to grow and get stronger!