MSU Cycling team wins conference titles, eyes nationals

MSU Cycling with 1-2-3 finish in conference

MSU Cycling team wins conference titles, eyes nationals

The Midwestern State University Cycling Team won the South Central Collegiate Cycling Conference Championship held in Wichita Falls April 13-14.

MSU Texas was paced by Pavle Kalaba, Dušan Kalaba, and Carlos Maldonado, who took first, second, and third individually in the Men’s A Division. Texas A&M was second behind MSU in the team standings, and Texas State earned third.

Molly Hayes, a freshman at MSU Texas, raced to a first-place finish in the Women’s A Division to qualify for nationals. Brittany Bailey of MSU was second in Women’s B, and Jacelyn Reno was second in Women’s C. Joaquin Traslosheros earned first in Men’s B.

“The weekend went well,” MSU Texas Cycling Director Pablo Cruz Trochez said. “Our team won the conference championship, and Pavle won the criterium on campus.”

The MSU Cycling Team is gearing up for the Division I Collegiate Nationals in Albuquerque, New Mexico May 3-5. They have practiced all season in preparation for the elevation and skills required for the course at nationals.

Dušan Kalaba won the national championship in the criterium race in 2023, and Cruz Trochez believes the team has the experience and skill to compete with the best in the country next month.

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Above, Molly Hayes and Pavle Kalaba of MSU Cycling after winning the Women's A and Men's A Divisions of the South Central College Conference events in Wichita Falls on April 14.

In top of page feature photo, Pavle Kalaba of MSU Cycling won first in the criterium event on campus April 13, 2024. (Photo by Nizhoni Terronez)