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April 1,2011 I The Clarion
Milet takes home Criterium title at Clemson
Michael Palevo, Tyler Crotts and Brandon
Milet all had podium finishes and Milet won the
Men’s B Criterium as the Tornados competed at
Clemson University this past weekend, taking
on 14 different teams and schools in the two
The weather was not willing to cooperate
with the temperatures in the high 40’s and rain.
The first event started off with the Men’s A
team which consisted of Corey Meyer, Marshal
Hartley, Michael Palevo and Bryan Underwood,
in the process they got a 5th place in the Team
Trial with a time of 20:35 and the Men’s B
team consisted of Keith Marek, Caleb Welbom,
Brandon Milet and Lewis Gaffney got 2nd with
a time of 21:22.
By the time the road races started the skies
were threatening with rain and thunder and the
racers were ready to race. The Men’s A team
raced 60 miles. As usual it started off very
aggressive with a lot of small breaks not able to
get away from the field and with ten miles into
the race the elastic finally snapped as Michael
Palevo got into the winning break with two guys
from Lees-McRae and two guys from Mars Hill.
The Lead built up to five minutes with Corey
Meyer, Scott Hoffner, Bryan Underwood and
Marshal Hartley in the chase group.
With all the major teams having teammates in
the break it was almost sure the break was going
to stick. In the end Palevo finished 4th, Meyer
finished in the top 10 and Hoffner, Hartley and
Underwood scoring points in the top 20. In
the B race they raced 40 miles. The Brevard
Tornados rode very aggressive getting three
guys in the winning break and Keith Marek
lead the Tornado’s home with a 3rd place finish,
Brandon Milet finishing just behind him and
Caleb Welbom getting a top 10. Despite the
terrible weather the Tornado’s had a very good
day of racing.
On Sunday the Brevard Tornado’s Cycling
Team competed in the criterium. The Men’s
B team started out they day with a forty-five
minute race. Like the day before they raced very
aggressive with Lewis Gaffney getting off the
front on the very first lap once he got caught
Caleb Welbom got into the next break staying
away for a while.
Tyler Crotts played a very important role
in making sure no one was able to reach his
teammate up the road. Brandon Milet stayed
away and was able to out sprint his competitor
at the end for the first win of the season The
next race was the Men’s A Crit which was sixty
minutes. In the Men’s A race like the day before
it was hard to get away from the field, but with
about 40 minutes left a group got away with
Corey Meyer and Scott Hoffner able to get into
They soon opened up a large gap with
Michael Palevo, Bryan Underwood and Marshal
Hartley blocking the chase group to insure
their teammates were going to stay away. The
lead group soon lapped the field and the group
was back together At this point it was nearly
impossible to tell who was in the lead group and
who was lapped. With one lap to go Hartley hit
the front while Underwood, Palevo, Hoffner and
Meyer in the middle of the pack. It was a huge
sprint finish with Meyer and Hoffner getting a
top 15 spot.
Golf finishes lltli
overall in Charlotte
The Brevard College men’s golf team finished
tied for 11th overall in the rain-shortened
J. Ralph Hargett Memorial Intercollegiate
The toumament was cut short due to rain
on Monday, but the Tornados took on the
course, finishing with a 331 over the one day
Jonathan Poole led the way for Brevard,
recording a 41 on the front nine and a 40 on the
back nine to finish with an 81, sitting tied for
35th overall. TJ. Hoard finished two strokes
back after his 40-42 to sit in a tie for 40th.
Michael Stamper and Thomas Rennie shot
matching 84s to round out the group, tying for
46th in the toumament.
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