Juniors Track National Championships commence in Carson

  
  


Carson, Calif. (June 25, 2014) – The five-day 2014 Juniors Track National Championships kicked off on Wednesday at the VELO Sports Center in Carson, Calif., with men's and women's 15-16 500m time trials, as well as the men's and women's 15-16 and 17-18 200m sprint qualifiers.
 
The men's 15-16 500m time trial medal winners.
The men's 15-16 500m time trial medal winners. (photo by Brian Hodes)

Victor Morandi (Houston, Texas/Northwest Cycling Club) and Summer Moak (Katy, Texas/ TWENTY16 Pro Cycling) took the first two gold medals at the 2014 Juniors Track National Championships, winning the men’s and women’s 15-16 500m time trials, respectively. The event led off the 15-16 men’s and women’s omniums. Morandi clocked a 34.932-second trial, besting Sandor Delgado’s (Hialeah, Fla./Interactive Metronome Development) 36.039-second run and the third-place 36.176-second mark of Lucas Deleon (Woodland Hills, Calif./Encino Velo Cycling Club). On the women’s side, Moak’s 37.400-second effort edged Eva Burke (Macungie, Pa./Sprinter’s Edge Track Development Team), whose 38.329-second run was good for second, while Allyson Wasielewski (Orefield, Pa./Sprinter’s Edge Track Development Team) took third in 38.972 seconds.
 
“My mind is still kind of racing a bit. It’s always really nerve-wracking to be here, but it’s good to get it over with, and I’m happy with what I got,” said Morandi. “It’s always great to have good competition. It always pushes me to go harder knowing that somebody else is there.”
 
Said Moak, “We’ve been racing each other since we were young, so it’s really nice seeing the same people coming out. I was just hoping for success, and that’s what it came down to.”
 
The day kicked off with the men’s 15-16 200m sprint qualifier, where 30 riders vied for 16 spots in the sprint rounds, which will begin on Thursday. Delgado took the top time at 11.523 seconds, followed by Morandi at 11.842 and Nick Oestreich (Powder Springs, Ga./Junior Flyers) in 11.974 to round out the top three.
 
Summer Moak competes at Day 1 of the Juniors National Track Championships.
Summer Moak competes at Day 1 of the Juniors National Track Championships. (photo by Brian Hodes)

The women’s 15-16 200m sprint qualifier followed, where all 11 riders advanced to the sprint rounds. Moak set the pace for the group, finishing with a top time of 12.481 seconds. Burke came in second in 12.980 seconds and Wasielewski finished third in 13.494 seconds.
 
Dominic Suozzi (San Pedro, Calif./Team Winded Development) led the way in the men’s 17-18 200m sprint qualifier, posting a time of 10.957 seconds. James Mellen (Schnecksville, Pa./Sprinter’s Edge Track Development Team) and Edward Horvet (West Hills, Calif./LUX-Specialized by Cynergy) completed the top three with respective times of 11.019 and 11.348 seconds.
 
In the women’s 17-18 200m sprint qualifier, Danielle Mullis (Rochester, Mich./West Michigan Coast Riders) edged Hannah McDade (Tigard, Ore./TWENTY16 Pro Cycling) by just seven one-thousandths of a second to take the top time at 13.088 seconds, besting McDade’s 13.095 mark. Julia Sante (Queensbury, N.Y./Farm Team Cycling) finished third in 13.109 seconds.
 
Action on tap for Thursday includes the conclusion of the 17-18 sprints, the commencement of the 17-18 international omniums, 15-16 individual pursuits and scratch races, as well as 13-14 500m time trials.
 
More information on the 2014 USA Cycling Juniors Track National Championships including start lists, schedule, results, photos and daily event recaps will be available on the event webpage.
 
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2014 USA Cycling Juniors Track National Championships
VELO Sports Center - Carson, Calif.
June 25-29, 2014

Men Junior 15-16 500m Time Trial

1.  Victor Morandi (Houston, TX)  Northwest Cycling Club  34.932
2.  Sandor Delgado (Hialeah, FL)  Interactive Metronome Development  36.039
3.  Lucas Deleon (Woodland Hills, CA)  Encino Velo Cycling Club  36.176
4.  Luke Mullis (Rochester Hills, MI)  Wolverine Sports Club  36.665
5.  Zachariah Mcclendon (Sanpablo, CA)  Performance Cycle Coaching  36.867


Women Junior 15-16 500m Time Trial

1.  Summer Moak (Katy, TX)  TWENTY16 Pro Cycling  37.400
2.  Eva Burke (Macungie, PA)  Sprinter's Edge Track Development Team  38.329
3.  Allyson Wasielewski (Orefield, PA)  Sprinter's Edge Track Development Team  38.972
4.  Kristin Wolfe (Sanjose, CA)  San Jose Bicycle Club  40.270
5.  Julyn Aguila (El Paso, TX)  JET Cycling  40.964


Men 1/2/3 Junior 17-18 200m Sprint Qualifier

1.  Dominic Suozzi (San Pedro, CA)  Team Winded Development  10.957
2.  James Mellen (Schnecksville, PA)  Sprinters Edge Track DevelopmentTeam  11.019
3.  Edward Horvet (West Hills, CA)  LUX/Specialized by Cynergy  11.348


Women Junior 17-18 200m Sprint Qualifier

1.  Danielle Mullis (Rochester, MI)  West Michigan Coast Riders  13.088
2.  Hannah Mcdade (Tigard, OR)  TWENTY16 Pro Cycling  13.095
3.  Julia Sante (Queensbury, NY)  Farm Team Cycling  13.109


Men Junior 15-16 200m Sprint Qualifier

1.  Sandor Delgado (Hialeah, FL)  Interactive Metronome Development  11.523
2.  Victor Morandi (Houston, TX)  Northwest Cycling Club  11.842
3.  Nick Oestreich (Powder Springs, GA)  Junior Flyers  11.974
4.  Zachariah Mcclendon (Sanpablo, CA)  Performance Cycle Coaching  12.046
5.  Lucas Deleon (Woodland Hills, CA)  Encino Velo Cycling Club  12.1


Women Junior 15-16 200m Sprint Qualifier

1.  Summer Moak (Katy, TX)  TWENTY16 Pro Cycling  12.481
2.  Eva Burke (Macungie, PA)  Sprinter's Edge Track Development Team  12.98
3.  Allyson Wasielewski (Orefield, PA)  Sprinter's Edge Track Development Team  13.494
4.  Julyn Aguila (El Paso, TX)  JET Cycling  13.797
5.  Hannah Arensman (Rutherford College, NC)  TWENTY16 Pro Cycling  13.801


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