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Young Trojan MTB team crushes competitors

THEY’RE OFF — Racers cross the starting line during the first race of the Sierra Nevada High School Racing League, held at Granite Beach Jan. 22. Courtesy photo

THEY'RE OFF — Racers cross the starting line during the first race of the Sierra Nevada High School Racing League, held at Granite Beach Jan. 22. Courtesy photo

Second-year Trojan mountain bike racer Maren Cosens beat the current XTerra national champion during Saturday’s first race series of the all-new Sierra Nevada High School Racing League.

Cosens was one of three competitors from the Trojans High School Mountain Bike Team to place first in the race, and the only Trojan Category 1 racer to do so. Cosens beat Roseville’s Shayna Powless by 16 seconds to finish at 22:34 in the short track race.

Other first-place finishers included Amber Pacheco and Sara Schneider in Cat. 2 and 3, respectively.

In the Novice 14-and-under class, James Goodwin, Austin Streetman and Casey Nyquist took first-through third places.

Carson Mote and Travis Spruitenburg took first and second in the Frosh Cat. 3. Sophomore Will Harper took second in Cat. 2, and Parker Eide took second in Cat. 2 Varsity.

The Trojans High School mountain bike team consists of approximately 40 riders under the guidance of coach Mark Ferry. Now in its second year, the team has added a middle school component, bringing to toll to more than 100 riders. To learn more about the team visit trojanmtbracing.com.

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