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Terric Buchanan Earns Mountain Bike Podium, New HBCU Milestone Reached

April 12, 2023 - Greensboro, NC: The SAU cycling team made the trek to Greensboro's Country Park to kick off the Wednesday nightRacing in the Woods mountain bike race series. About 100 total cyclists raced multiple laps on a 5-mile, technical single-trackracecourse around the park.

The SAU riders navigated the root-covered terrain on new mountain bikes provided by team sponsor Canyon Bikes. TerricBuchanan (JR) earned a third-place finish and podium in his category. Coach Finote Weldemariam and Coach/Professor MarkJanas also competed. A newcomer to the team, Kenneth Hart (FR), also got his first taste of mountain biking on the course.

It was another "HBCU first" for the university and the team, as the SAU cycling team is the first known HBCU team to compete in a sanctioned mountain bike race event. Previously the team had only competed in cyclocross, gravel, criterium, and virtual cycling events.

About SAU Club Sports:The Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) club sports program is managed by the sports managementprogram in the School of Business, Management, & Technology (SBMT). SAU club sports include cycling (the first HBCU team inthe country), BMX, rowing (the first HBCU ladies team in the country), Ultimate (the first HBCU team in the country), SIM golf, andSIM motorsports. Sports in development include flag football, pickleball, paddling, VR tennis, 3v3 basketball, and adventureracing. The program is designed to support SBMT curriculum, as well as to introduce sports not typically part of the HBCUexperience. For more information,

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