May 19, 2004

Contact: Jason Krone, Recreation Services, (785)864-3546.

KU cycling club receives bid to May 21 national tournament in Wisconsin

LAWRENCE -- The University of Kansas cycling club has qualified for the National Collegiate Cycling Association's Collegiate Road National Championships this week, May 21 through 23, in Madison, Wis.

To qualify for nationals, the KU cycling club won the Jayhawk Classic on May 2 in Lawrence. More than 100 collegiate racers from Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota participated along with 100 noncollegiate racers. KU's win earned the club the conference points necessary for the national championship invite.

The KU Cycling club also received a national bid in 2002.

Team members, with hometown information, are listed below:

JOHNSON COUNTY
From Overland Park
Richard Barrett, senior in pre-business administration; Banner County High School, Harrisburg, Neb.
Jessica Drees, senior in geography, daughter of Bill and Betty Drees; Blue Valley North High School.
Stephen Joseph, junior in pre-journalism, son of Lee and Lina Schneller; Saint Thomas Aquinas High School.

DOUGLAS COUNTY
From Lawrence
Adam Mills, graduate student in physical education; Washburn Rural High School. Benjamin Coles, graduate student in geography; Sandia High School, Albuquerque, N.M.
Ashley Oelschlaeger, senior in physical therapy, son of Larry Oelschlaeger; Lawrence Free State High School.

MISSOURI
From Wildwood
Kimberly Kissing, junior in geology, daughter of Mike and Pat Kissing; Visitation Academy, St. Louis, Mo.

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