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MIT cycling has good showing at two races

By Andrew Parsons

The cycling team has had two strong showings in its first two attempts to race on the intercollegiate bicycle racing circuit.

The team made their debut at the "April Fool's" road race held at Pennsylvania State University. Eddie Hernandez '90, Charles Oppenheimer G, and Andy Parsons '91 represented MIT at the race. All three rode strongly through the hilly 20-mile course, often leading the pack through the potentially treacherous route.

At the final sprint for the finish, Hernandez took a strong third place, while Oppenheimer received a respectable eighth. Parsons, in second place with one-half mile left in the race, experienced a mechanical problem and was forced to leave the race.

Last weekend, a group of five cycling club riders raced in the Tufts Criterium (lap race) held in Newton. This course produced another strong finish for Hernandez (fourth place), while Parsons placed seventh. Good finishes were also turned in by Oppenheimer (eighth) and Terry Totemeier '91 (15th). Ken Zemack '91, the lone MIT rider in Division C, also had a strong race.

(Editor's note: Andrew Parsons is a member of the cycling club.)