Another 17 national titles awarded on penultimate day of Masters Track Nationals


Men 45-49 scratch race-2
More scratch races and points races were held on day five in Redmond. Photo by Tim Chandonnet.
Redmond, Wash. (August 23, 2014) –Individual competition wrapped up at the 2014 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships on Saturday with the final individual pursuits, time trials, scratch races, points races, and sprints. Best All-Around Riders were also named on Saturday. Those winners can be found here.
Individual Pursuits
Dean Phillips (Wenham, Mass./Fit Werx) won the men's 35-39 individual pursuit when he bested Kevin Schiller (San Diego, Clif.). In the women's 40-44 contest, Catherine Moore (Waco, Texas/Guru Cycles p/b Haute Wheels Racing) rode her way to the top of the podium ahead of Lana Atchley (Huntington Beach, Calif./Fred Meyer Cycling Team).  Gerald Agnew (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif./ironfly) was the individual pursuit winner among men 65-69 after he beat out silver medalist Jack Kelso (Pleasanton, Calif./Hammer Nutrition).
Time Trials
Women 40-44 individual pursuit podium
Women 40-44 individual pursuit podium. Photo by Tim Chandonnet.

Patricia Riddle (La Jolla, Calif./Eddie B Cycling) time trialed her way to a Stars-and-Stripes jersey when she posted a time of 45.051 over the 500 meters. She bested Ruth Gustafson (Edmonds, Wa./Team Group Health). Patricia Baker (Laguna Hills, Calif./San Diego Cyclo Vets) took the win for women 75-79 and Bonnie Woodbury (Scondido, Calif./Eddie B Cycling) got the national title for women 70-74. Among women 60-64, it was Jane Rinard (Brazen Dropouts) who was victorious with her time of 43.129 compared to the 43.627 posted by runner-up Jan Palchikoff (Los Angeles, Calif./Velo Club LaGrange). Elizabeth Heller (St. Louis, Mo./Quantum Mesa Cycles) climbed onto the top of the podium for women 55-59 when she bested Mary Ann Levenson (Menlo Park, Calif./B4T9 Women's Cycling Team) with her time of 42.245. For men 50-54, it was Thomas Donohue (Seattle, Wash./Seattle Super Squadra) to take the win ahead of Alphonso Whaley (Houston, Texas/Southern Elite).
Scratch Races
Men 50-54 time trial podium
Men 50-54 time trial podium. Photo by Tim Chandonnet.

In the men's 40-44 scratch race, Joseph LaCour (Mansfield, Texas/Colavita Racing Inc.) earned the national title ahead of Benjamin Sharp (Boulder, Colo./Stages Cycling).  Jenn Triplett (Boulder, Colo./Boulder Orthopedics) took another national title when she bested Alexandra McKay (Seattle, Wash./SCCA-Starbucks Cycling) in the women's 35-39 scratch race.

Points Races
Michael Birditt (Escondido, Calif./SKLZ-Swami's Cycling Team) found himself on top of the podium again on Saturday night when he won the men's 60-64 points race. He claimed victory by only one point however, scoring a total of 12 compared to the 11 accumulated by runner-up Lionel Space (Phoenix, Ariz.). In the women's 50-54 event, Annette Williams (Kenmore, Wash./Kenmore Velo) continued to dominate the age group with another win. With 25 points, she bested silver medalist Beverly Chaney (Carmel, Calif./San Jose Bicycle Club). In the final points race of the night, Lawrence Nolan (Fremont, Calif./Team Specialized Racing) was victorious. Nolan took the gold medal for the men's 55-59 field when he scored 20 points to beat runner-up Mark Sommers (Washington DC/Team Beyer Auto).
In the men's 45-49 sprint, Brian Abers (Aloha, Ore./BRIHOP Cycling) secured the gold medal when he outsprinted James Lawrence (Colorado Springs, Colo./CP Racing) in the final. Among men 70-74, Earl Henry (Pinellas Park, Fla./Guinness Cycling Team) was victorious when he beat out silver medalist Michael Williams (Metairie, La.). James Kloss (Huntington Beach, Calif./South Bay Wheelmen) sprinted his way to another gold medal ahead of second-place sprinter Jim Turner (Menlo Park, Calif./LuxVue-Sun Power Racing) in the men's 75-79 category. David Ellefson (Banner Elk, NC/360 Racing) won the Stars-and-Stripes jersey for men 80-84 while Gea Johnson (Scottsdle, Ariz./ beat Kelly Grant (Houston, Texas/Northwest Cycling Club) for the win in the women's 45-59 group.

Coming up tomorrow
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2014 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships
Marymoor Velodrome – Redmond, Wash.
August 19-24, 2014                                                                              

Men 35-39 Individual Pursuit

1.  Dean Phillips (Wenham, Mass.)   Fit Werx   3:38.250 
2.  Kevin Schiller (San Diego, Calif.)      3:42.381 
3.  Jonathan Davy (Torrance, Calif.)   SPY GIANT RIDE p/b MRI   3:44.432 
4.  Randy Boettcher (Lake Forest Park, Wash.)   The Resistance   3:45.168 
5.  Nate Pierce (Redwood City, Calif.)   Performance Cycle Coaching   3:47.779 

Women 40-44 Individual Pursuit

1.  Catherine Moore (Waco, Texas)   Guru Cycles p/b Haute Wheels Racing   2:40.863 
2.  Lana Atchley (HUNTINGTON BEACH)   Fred Meyer Cycling Team   2:47.048 
3.  Cheryl Fuller-muller (Cumming, Ga.)   Garneau Factory Team   2:48.117 
4.  Maryjane Stricker (Katy, Texas)   Southwest Cycling Club Racing   2:51.830 
5.  Andrea Brennan (Manasquan, N.J.)   Team EPS/CSS p/b Shebell &Shebell   2:54.866 

Men 65-69 Individual Pursuit

1.  Gerald Agnew (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.)   ironfly   2:43.991 
2.  Jack Kelso (Pleasanton, Calif.)   Hammer Nutrition   2:45.591 
3.  Richard Allen (San Mateo, Calif.)   LuxVue-SunPower Racing   2:54.881 
4.  Geoffrey Brace (Columbus, N.C.)   Asheville Bicycle Racing Club   2:55.761 
5.  Malcolm Johnson (Portland, Ore.)   BRIHOP Cycling   2:57.531 

Women 75-79 500-Meter Time Trial

1.  Patricia Baker (Laguna Hills, Calif.)   San Diego Cyclo Vets   55.686 

Women 70-74 500-Meter Time Trial

1.  Bonnie Woodbury (Escondido, Calif.)   Eddie B Cycling   44.134 

Women 65-69 500-Meter Time Trial

1.  Patricia Riddle (La Jolla, Calif.)   Eddie B Cycling   45.051 
2.  Ruth Gustafson (EDMONDS WA)   Team Group Health   47.658 
3.  Jo Johnson (Wilmington, Del.)   Team EPS/CSS p/b Shebell &Shebell   49.313 

Women 60-64 500-Meter Time Trial

1.  Jane Rinard    Brazen Dropouts   43.129 
2.  Jan Palchikoff (Los Angeles, Calif.)   Velo Club LaGrange   43.627 
3.  Lynn Rivier (Highland Park, Ill.)   Pact- DISH Network Cycling   44.283 
4.  Lan Tran (San Diego, Calif.)   San Diego Cyclo Vets   44.510 
5.  Mary Ellen Allen (San Mateo, Calif.)   Sisterhood of Cycling   44.872 

Women 55-59 500-Meter Time Trial

1.  Elizabeth Heller (St. Louis, Mo.)   Quantum Mesa Cycles   42.245 
2.  Maryann Levenson (Menlo Park, Calif.)   B4T9 Women's CyclingTeam   42.496 
3.  Carol Johnson (Seattle, Wash.)   Gregg's Trek Racing Team   42.882 
4.  Valerie Tiemann (Spring, Texas)   Northwest Cycling Club   43.549 

Men 50-54 500-Meter Time Trial

1.  Thomas Donohue (Seattle, Wash.)   Seattle Super Squadra   35.373 
2.  Alphonso Whaley (Houston, Texas)   Southern Elite   35.719 
3.  Donald Langley (Morgan Hill, Calif.)   Morgan Stanley Cycling Team   
4.  Russell Murphy (Kirkwood, Mo.)   Penrose Park Velo Team   36.265 
5.  Todd Hayes (Ann Arbor, Mich.)   Chester County Cycling Foundation   36.642 

Men 40-44 Scratch Race

1.  Joseph Lacour (Mansfield, Texas)   Colavita Racing, Inc.    
2.  Benjamin Sharp (Boulder, Colo.)   Stages Cycling    
3.  Jamie Mikami (Portland, Ore.)       
4.  Jason Garner (Glenview, Ill.)   Tehuan Management Group    
5.  Mark Andersen (San Francisco, Calif.)   SquadraSF    

Men 60-64 Points Race

1.  Michael Birditt (Escondido, Calif.)   SKLZ-Swami's Cycling Team   12 
2.  Lionel Space (Phoenix, Ariz.)      11 
3.  Steven Worley (Boulder, Colo.)   Boulder Orthopedics   10 
4.  Gary Ziegler (Tulsa, Okla.)   Oklahoma City Velo Club   9 
5.  Dale Luedtke (Oceanside, Calif.)   SKLZ-Swami's Cycling Team   9 

Women 50-54 Points Race

1.  Annette Williams (Kenmore, Wash.)   Kenmore Velo   25 
2.  Beverly Chaney (Carmel, Calif.)   San Jose Bicycle Club   14 
3.  Gwenn Afton (Reston, Va.)   Evolution Cycling Club p/b Long & Foster   10 
4.  Monika King (Hermosa Beach, Calif.)   South Bay Wheelmen   5 
5.  Meg Mautner (Portland, Ore.)   BRIHOP Cycling   1 

Men 55-59 Points Race

1.  Lawrence Nolan (Fremont, Calif.)   Team Specialized Racing   20 
2.  Mark Sommers (Washington, D.C.)   Team Beyer Auto   10 
3.  Christopher Regan (Washington, D.C.)   Saroff Racing Team   10 
4.  Stanley Terusaki (Livermore, Calif.)   Morgan Stanley Cycling Team   7 
5.  George Luft (Parkland, Fla.)      5 

Men 80-84 Sprint

1.  David Ellefson (Banner Elk, N.C.)   360 Racing    

Men 45-49 Sprint

1.  Brian Abers (Aloha, Ore.)   BRIHOP Cycling    
2.  James Lawrence (Colorado Springs, Colo.)   CP Racing    
3.  Kevin Perez (South Barrington, Ill.)   George Garner Cyclery Track Team    
5.  Joaquin Kiley (Detroit, Mich.)   Wolverine Track Team    
6.  David Broekema (San Francisco, Calif.)   MRBerkeley/White Oak    

Men 70-74 Sprint

1.  Earl Henry (Pinellas Park, Fla.)   Guinness Cycling Team    
2.  Michael Williams (Metairie, La.)       
3.  Leo Menestrina (San Jose, Calif.)   LuxVue-SunPower Racing    
4.  James Kinsinger (Erie, Colo.)   Boulder Orthopedics    
5.  Jurgen Leiser (Colorado Spgs, Colo.)       

Men 75-79 Sprint

1.  James Kloss (Huntington Beach, Calif.)   South Bay Wheelmen    
2.  Jim Turner (Menlo Park, Calif.)   LuxVue-SunPower Racing    
3.  Peter Neuer (Huntersville, N.C.)       
4.  J Robert Beck (Hanover Park, Ill.)   Midwest Masters Cycling Team    
5.  A Karakas (Port Orchard, Wash.)       

Women 45-49 Sprint

1.  Gea Johnson (Scottsdale, Ariz.)    
2.  Kelly Grant (HOUSTON)   Northwest Cycling Club    
3.  Francine Haas (Chicago, Ill.)   Pact- DISH Network Cycling    

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