MANCHESTER, England - Team USA has collected seven medals in the first two days of competition at the 2009 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships.
Newcomer Aaron Trent (Columbia, S.C.) burst onto the international scene in a big way - winning the first U.S. medal with a silver in the men's CP4 time trial on Friday. Trent is competing in his first international event.
Saturday proved to be a windfall for the U.S. cyclists as the team won three gold, two silver and one bronze. Clark Rachfal (Annapolis, Md.) and pilot Dave Swanson (Tucson, Ariz.) won gold in the men's blind/visually impaired pursuit; Jennifer Schuble (Homewood, Ala.) claimed gold in the women's CP4 pursuit; Barbara Buchan (Bend, Ore.) earned gold in the women's CP3 pursuit; Greta Neimanas won silver in the women's LC1pursuit; Karissa Whitsell (Eugene, Ore.) and pilot Mackenzie Woodring (Grand Rapids, Mich.) took silver in the women's blind/visually impaired time trial and Trent picked up his second medal of the competition by winning a bronze in the men's CP4 pursuit.
Complete news, updates and results can be found on the official Web site at http://new.britishcycling.org.uk/paracycling-2009.