The SRHS Bike Dawgs traveled to Granite Bay on March 24 to compete against high school teams from all over Northern California in the first all-conference race of the 2013 season, racing 14-28 miles on the scenic single track skirting Folsom Lake. The races went off in three waves, starting with girls in the morning, moving on to sophomore and freshmen boys at noon, and ending with the fast-paced JV and Varsity Boys races in the afternoon. It was a tough day for the small Dawgs race team, with a key rider missing and crashes that left two riders unable to finish the race.
When the dust cleared, only one Dawgs rider reached the podium: sophomore Sam Weinstein, 4th place for JV Boys. Other team scorers were Annie Brow and Emily Lane for Varsity Girls, Julia Jackson-Clark and Emily Laskin for JV Girls, Seth Francis for Varsity Boys, Walker Busby for JV Boys and Jake Becker for Sophomore Boys. Those riders’ combined scores gave the Dawgs a 10th place team finish in Division 1 racing for the day, but left them within easy striking distance of 6th place for the series.