Mackenzie Myatt of Musquodoboit Harbour, N.S. won the U.S. Collegiate varsity championship women’s road race in Grand Junction, Colorado on Friday. Myatt, 20, is a first-year student at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia. Myatt is a competitive mountain biker who has experience racing World Cups in Europe and representing Nova Scotia at the Canada Games.
Myatt outsprinted Sophie Russenberger of Fort Lewis College and Ashlyn Woods of Lees-McRae College for the win.
It was Myatt’s second collegiate national title this year after winning the women’s mountain bike championships in the autumn. Myatt has represented Nova Scotia at two Canada Games where this past year she won a silver medal in mountain biking and has raced at MTB World Cups in Europe. In 2017, Myatt earned a silver medal at the Canadian national mountain bike championships in the under-23 women’s category.
Myatt is supported by Trek’s new Great Athletes Ride Trek and is a member of Cycling Canada’s Mountain Bike NextGen program and will be headed to Europe to race at the Albstadt World Cup in Germany and at Nové Město na Moravě in the Czech Republic. Her preparations for 2018 began in Victoria where she competed at the Bear Mountain Canada Cup. Her season will continue at the Canadian mountain bike championships in Canmore, Alta. in July. Over the summer, Myatt’s goal will be to earn a selection for the world championships in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.