Coming into Sunday, Teter needed four points to tie Alpha Chi Omega in the Spring Series standings. It would need to beat AXO to accomplish that feat.
Teter looked to be off to a good start to that when it recorded an 8:20.57 — by far besting the top time at the moment.
But then AXO followed with a 8:19.46.
The challenge was on. The two would meet in the finals with the winner taking the Spring Series crown.
If Teter won the finals, it would tie AXO in the points standings. The tiebreaker goes to the top finisher in Team Pursuit.
And Teter won that tiebreaker.
Teter won Team Pursuit for the fifth consecutive year, beating AXO in the finals, finishing in 8:16.89 to win the title.
It is the second consecutive year Teter will wear the white jersey.
To start the spring, Teter had three riders in the top 13 at ITTs, including two in the top six.
At the next event, Miss ‘N Out, Teter senior Emma Caughlin came away with the victory. They also had all three riders reach at least the semifinals.
Team Pursuit is considered by some riders one of the strongest indicators of team success for the race. There will now be a two week lull as there are no events until race day.