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Alexis Skarda going for third straight national mountain biking title

Alexis Skarda came to Colorado Mesa to be a runner. After making her mark in running —becoming the Mavs’ first All-American cross-country runner in school history, injuries forced her to the bike. Skarda has found riding to be to her liking, too, winning back-to-back national cross-country mountain bike titles as well as this year’s Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference Mountain Bike Championship crown. Skarda will try for her third straight Division II cross-country mountain bike championship this weekend in Beech Mountain, N.C.



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Alexis Skarda came to Colorado Mesa to be a runner. After making her mark in running —becoming the Mavs’ first All-American cross-country runner in school history, injuries forced her to the bike. Skarda has found riding to be to her liking, too, winning back-to-back national cross-country mountain bike titles as well as this year’s Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference Mountain Bike Championship crown. Skarda will try for her third straight Division II cross-country mountain bike championship this weekend in Beech Mountain, N.C.

Alexis Skarda had aspirations of greatness and still does — just in a different sport than she originally planned. The daughter of a former U.S. Olympic Trials track qualifier, Skarda…




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