Six Sigma Slinger – O’Dowd finishes strong at Conference Championships – Race #5
The O’Dowd mountain bike team raced last weekend at the South Conference championships held at the Six Sigma Winery in Lower Lake California.
Four O’Dowd athletes competed last Sunday facing many challenges and coming out with a strong resuts and lots of smiles. The Six Sigma course is beautiful as well as challenging with its twisty single track, steep climbs and multiple stream crossings.
O’Dowd girls were represented by Lily O’Hare ’21 and Bella Walters ’19. While Lily’s freshman race didn’t go as she had hoped, with an early race fall and mechanical issues, she pushed through to finish the race and ended the season in 3rd place overall. An amazing accomplishment for a 1st year racer. Bella, coming off an injury from last race, approached the Six Sigma course as preparation for upcoming States and did great, finishing the JV race stong and with a big smile on her face.
The O’Dowd boys were represented by Caleb O’Hare ’18 and Matthew Justice ’20. This was Caleb’s final Norcal conference race and he didn’t disappoint, staying near the front group throughout the varsity race and finishing in 7th place on the day and 7th overall for the season. Matthew started his race strong and battled through traffic and the challenging course to finish 8th on the day and place 8th overall for the seaon in the sophomore category.
The Dragons finished the 2018 Nocal season in 9th place overall out of 24 Division 2 teams. All of our Dragon racers qualified and will be racing at the State Championships being held May 19 and 20 in Petaluma. Please come out and support us at the final race of the season.
Lily O’Hare (21′) on the podium placing 3rd overall for the season.
Caleb O’Hare (18′) at the start of his final Norcal Conference race. Caleb finished 7th on the day.
Bella Walters (19′) fording one of the many water crossings on the Six Sigma course.
Matthew Justice (20′) getting a bottle hand-up in the feedzone during the Sophomore race.