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Owl Mountain Bike Team Finishes 2nd in Collegiate Nationals

Ashlee Robison Kylie Krauss finished first in the women's overall competition and Patrick Hurley second in the men's, leading Warren Wilson College to its fifth consecutive second-place team finish in Division II of the 2007 USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships in Banner Elk.

The Owls were a close second to Colorado School of Mines in the competition held Oct. 26-28 at Lees-McRae College and Sugar Mountain Resort. Fort Lewis College won the Division I team championship, ahead of host school Lees-McRae College.

Krauss, a senior from Bay Village, Ohio, also won a gold medal in the women's cross country and a bronze in the short track. Hurley, a junior from Arnold, Md., took fourth in the dual slalom to help him gain the men's omnium (overall) silver medal. The omnium standings are determined by combining points from four events: short track, dual slalom, cross country and downhill.

Kylie Krauss Ashlee Robison, a senior from Butte, Mont., contributed greatly to the Warren Wilson team silver medal with a gold in the downhill and a bronze in the dual slalom. And Lexy Lewis, a senior from Terrace Park, Ohio, took the silver medal in men's dual slalom.

For more information on the Mountain Biking Team, visit the WWC Athletics website at