Leadville Racing, the Lake County High School mountain bike team, competed in the second race of the Colorado High School Mountain Bike Series at Snowmass Village on Sept. 25. It was going to be a tall task to continue the success the team experienced at their home race several weeks before, but Leadville Racing showed they were up for the challenge.
The day started early at 8:30 a.m. with the freshman boys completing two laps of the course. Barrett Poupore rode to a 14th place finish with a time of 49:42, followed by fellow freshman Logan Charles with a time of 53:11, earning him 26th place.
The next race for Leadville Racing was the varsity girls with team captain Elona Greene taking on three laps of the course. It was Greene’s first time competing in a three-lap race, and she finished with a time of 1:26:16, good enough for eighth place.
The junior varsity (JV) boys were up next, and Leadville junior Truth Mooney rode strong, finishing the two laps in 59:09 for a 70th place finish.
The JV girls soon took to the course with sophomore Rose Horning riding to a first place finish in a time of 51:53. Horning will wear the race leader jersey for the bike series’ next race in Eagle in two weeks thanks to her recent wins in Snowmass and Leadville.
The sophomore girls race followed, with Avery Milne riding steady and consistently, finishing the two laps in 1:15:56 for a 19th place finish.
The last race of the day for Leadville Racing was the freshman girls race. Ella Bullock led the way finishing in second place, less than a minute out of first place with a time of 58:29. Susie Bullock rode a strong race, just missing the podium by coming in sixth with a time of 1:03:39. Leadville Racing’s third freshman rider Amara Olson had a stellar day, finishing 15th in a time of 1:16:20.
After two races, the team sits in third place overall in their division out of 18 teams. Leadville Racing’s next competition is the Haymaker Classic, which will take place in Eagle on Sunday, Oct. 10.