Easter came early for the Fort Lewis College team.
Griffin Easter, a mens cyclist on the Skyhawks top-ranked cycling team, was one of two A-cyclists to earn victories over the weekend in Colorado Springs.
Easter broke 15 minutes in Saturdays 6-mile time trial and beat the field by more than 10 seconds. He won in 14 minutes, 51 seconds, while teammates Russ Brown finished third and Ryan Cleveland eighth.
Josh McDowell also earned a victory for the FLC C-team.
McDowell destroyed the field passing four of his rivals before crossing the finish line in a time of 16:48, FLC cyclist Trevor Brooks said in a news release to The Durango Herald.
Galen Blair was the Skyhawks top B-cyclist in fifth place.
For the women, Missy Erickson missed on some of the turns and had to double back, but she still managed to pull off third in 17:54, Brooks said.
Ivie Crawford was one spot back in fourth.
Nathallie Krantz continued her comeback to cycling with seventh in 20:41, Brooks said of the B-rider. Allie Johnson was 10th for the Skyhawks B-cyclists.
On Sunday, Colorado College hosted a criterium in Colorado Springs, and while the race was fast from the gun ... the pace was no match for our strong-woman, Brooks said.
Erickson looked comfortable and in control the entire race.
While riders were falling off the back one-by-one, Missy was effortlessly covering countless attacks thrown down by CU and CSU, and she still had enough energy to punch it up the hill every lap to make the race as selective as possible, Brooks said.
The A-men rode a blistering speed the entire race, said Brooks, who crashed in the race and broke his derailleur. He was unable to return. Brown, Cleveland and Griffin all earned top-10 finishes.
FLC will compete in a criterium and a circuit race Saturday and Sunday in Fort Collins.