T.J. Killelea already has gone far as a road cyclist.
Just a few years removed from pedaling a "low end" mountain bike around parking lots, the 2010 Red Bank High School graduate earned a King College cycling scholarship - that's right, a ride. And he represented the Bristol, Tenn., school well in his freshman year.
With a strong close to the 2010-11 season, Killelea finished third overall in the men's B standings in the Southeast Collegiate Cycling Conference. That was out of 59 competitors who collected points. He was No. 1 by a wide margin in individual time trial points, with 192 compared to 147 for second-place and overall men's B winner Luke Correale from the College of Charleston, and fourth in road race points.
Killelea will move up to men's A as a sophomore.