FROM STAFF REPORTS
NORTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. -- Columbus' Gabriel Mendez finished eighth in the USA Cycling Amateur Road Nationals on Wednesday.
Mendez, who is a rising sophomore at Columbus High, was competing in the Junior Male 15-16 age group.
He finished the 70-kilometer (43.5 miles) course in 2:01.03. Bjorn Larson won in 2:00.46.