Smelser to defend title
McLouth native and Kansas State University student Mark Smelser will look to defend his men's Division I criterium title at the 2007 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships, which will be held Friday through Sunday in the Lawrence area.
Friday's events start at 8:30 a.m. at 27th and Wakarusa in Lawrence, with Division I men following Division II women, Division I women and Division II men.
On Saturday, the Division I men's road race will start at 1:30 a.m. at Lake Perry.
And Sunday, Smelser's race, the criterium, which will start at Ninth and Massachusetts streets in Lawrence, will begin at noon for the Division I men's race.
Last year's championships also were held in Lawrence.