MC mountain biking takes 7th consecutive title

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Olivia Myhand took the 2019 junior varsity state championship title at St. Andrews-Sewanee School in Sewanee, Tenn. The National Interscholastic Cycling League in Kentucky with launch in 2021 giving riders such as Myhand the opportunity to compete in their home state.

DRAFFENVILLE -- The Marshall County mountain biking team finished the 2019 season with their seventh state championship title. Marshall County has competed in the Tennessee Interscholastic Cycling League since the beginning of the program in 2013 and has taken the team state title each year.

The 2019 season state championship race was held at St. Andrews-Sewanee School in Sewanee, Tenn. Five riders for the Marshall County team took overall series state championship titles.

Presleigh Jennings took her third state title taking the 2019 varsity state championship title, the 2018 junior varsity title, and the 2017 sophomore title.

Olivia Myhand won the 2019 junior varsity state championship title. Myhand took the eighth-grade state championship title in 2017.

Chase Binkley competed as a freshman and took the 2019 sophomore state championship. Binkley took the eighth-grade state title in 2018.

Allie Burkeen competed as a seventh grader and won the 2019 freshman state championship.

Claire Austin took the eighth-grade state championship title for the second year in a row.

Marshall County filled the podium as finishers were named. Eight high school students finished with medals and seven middle school students represented.

Junior Jaxon Story finished second, having taken the varsity state tile in 2018, and the junior varsity title in 2017.

Sophomore Alyssa McClain took second in the girls varsity state race. McClain has earned several accomplishments in her mountain biking career. She finished second in the 2018 girls varsity race and second overall in 2019 junior varsity. McClain also took the freshman state title in both 2016 and 2015.

Clay Austin finished fifth in the varsity race, and Jace Story finished third in the freshman race.

Marshall County middle schoolers took second in the 2019 overall season win.

2020 will be the final season for Marshall County to compete in the Tennessee League. The National Interscholastic Cycling League in Kentucky with launch in 2021.