Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Pennington Ranked Third On Mountain Bike National Ultra-Endurance Calendar

Hood River's Alice Pennignton is currently tied for third on the 2009 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Ultra-Endurance Calendar.

After two of eight events, Pennington (Team S&M/Desalvo Cycles) follows leader Rita Borelli of Tallahasee, Fla., and Rebeccea Rusch (Specialized/Red Bull) of Ketchum, Iadaho.

Pennington finished second to Rusch at the calendar-opening Mas O Menos Feb. 15 in Terlingua, Texas, covering the 100k event in 5:7:26.00. Pennington did not compete at the series' second event, the 12 Hours of Santos Feb. 21 in Ocala, Fla.

The next event on the calendar will be the marathon race at the Spa City Extreme in Hot Springs, Arkansas March 7-8.

Women's Standings
1. Rita Borelli (Tallahassee, Fla.) 60 points
1. Rebecca Rusch (Ketchum, Idaho/Specialized-Red Bull) 60
2. Alice Pennington (Hood River, Ore./S&M-Desalvo) 40
2. Sandra Tomlinson (Jacksonville, Fla.) 40
3. Claire McKenna (Austin, Texas/Team Hammerhead) 30
3. Tracey Wallace (Lakeland, Fla./Team Florida) 30

Men's Standings
1. Bryan Fawley (Austin, Texas/Park Place Lexus) 60 points
1. Harlan Price (Philadelphia, Pa.) 60
2. Robert Lichtenwalner (Nazareth, Pa.) 40
2. J.T. Cody (San Antonio, Texas/Solar Eclipse) 40
3. Ernesto Marenchin (Stowe, Ohio) 30
3. Sean Sindt (Austin, Texas/Austin Flyers-Bicycle Sport Shop) 30