Snow and mud don’t deter Colorado Mesa student’s ride to victory
Mountain biker Lauren Lackman had dreamed about the race for years. She knew there was a good chance the “champion’s jersey” was hers. Then came seven inches of snow, race delays and using shovels to clear the trails. But, caked in mud and all, the Colorado Mesa University Junior won the Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships in Durango in October, securing the woman’s varsity Individual Omnium.