Marian and Colorado Mesa top teams as Collegiate Track Nationals conclude

  
  


The Division I Team Omnium podium
The Division I Team Omnium podium
Colorado Springs, Colo. (September 21, 2013) – Marian University
and Colorado Mesa University won the team omniums on Saturday night as the 2013 USA Cycling Collegiate Track National Championships came to an end at the Colorado Springs Velodrome.
 
Marian University successfully defended its Division I team omnium title from 2012, taking top honors for the eighth consecutive year after claiming 20 top-five finishes over the weekend, including six gold medals. Grabbing second and third in the DI team omnium competition were Fort Lewis College and Lindenwood University.
 
The Division II Team Omnium podium
The Division II Team Omnium podium
In Division II, it was Colorado Mesa University to claim top honors after grabbing a handful of top-five finishes, including a silver medal in the women's team pursuit. The U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Military Academy were second and third.  
 
See the complete team omnium standings.
 
Climbing onto the top step of the podium for the men's individual omnium on Saturday night was Zack Noonan (Fort Lewis College). Among the results helping to secure his victory were his silver medals in both the individual pursuit and the points race. Jessica Prinner (Midwestern State University) also claimed a well-deserved Stars-and-Stripes jersey for her win in the women's individual omnium. Contributing to her title were her gold medals in both the individual pursuit and points race, and her silver medal in the scratch race.
 
See the complete individual omnium standings.
 
TIME TRIALS
 
A big contributor to Marian's overall victory was Stephanie Torres who added a 500-meter time trial win on Saturday to the sprint gold she took on Friday night. In the time test, the 20-year-old posted a time of 35.919 to take the win over Mandy Marquardt (Penn State) who clocked a 36.830. Jennifer Valente made her way to the podium again for the bronze she earned with a time of 37.335. Torres' Marian teammates Coryn Rivera and Elizabeth Engwis rounded out the top five with times of 37.704 and 38.311.
 
Penn State's Matthew Baranoski added more hardware to his collection in the men's kilometer time trial on Saturday, posting a 1:01.920 for the gold medal. Marian University continued its podium appearances though as the school's Kaleb Koch and Colton Barrett were on the podium's second and third steps with times of 1:05.046 and 1:05.260. Fourth and fifth places went to Santiago Velasquez (Colorado State University) and Aaron Kacala (Pikes Peak Community College) with times of 1:06.601 and 1:06.715 respectively.
 
SCRATCH RACES
 
Providing quite a bit of excitement during the evening session was the women's scratch race. Over the final's eight kilometers, there were several unsuccessful breakaway attempts by Marian University, Colorado Mesa University and Midwestern State University riders. In the end however, it came down to a sprint win by Nicolle Bruderer (University of Colorado at Boulder). The sophomore crossed the line ahead of silver medalist Jessica Prinner (Midwestern State University) who has herself claimed two gold medals this weekend.
 
"The scratch race is a very unpredictable race so I just tried to stay in the front and it went kind of smooth. If women attacked I made sure I was on their wheel. I just had luck I guess."
 
See below for the YouTube video of USA Cycling's interview with Nicole:
 
 
 
The scratch race bronze went to Coryn Rivera (Marian University) while Christa Ghent (University of Colorado – Boulder) and Elspeth Huyett (Kutztown University of Pennsylvania) rounded out fourth and fifth.
 
In the men's scratch race, sophomore Dean Haas (Fort Lewis College) took an exciting victory after having only competed in a few scratch races ever. Johnathan Freter (Lindenwood University), who constantly tried to break away, grabbed the silver medal while Colt Peterson (University of Colorado at Boulder) collected bronze. Zachary Carlson (Marian University) and Michael Garrett (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) were fourth and fifth.
 
TEAM PURSUITS
 
Marian's men's team pursuit squad
Marian's men's team pursuit squad
Marian University
strengthened its number-one spot in the standings during the first event of the evening session when its men's and women's team pursuit squads defended their national titles from a year ago. In the women's event, Allie Dragoo, Emily Elbers, Corrie Karas, and Coryn Rivera clocked a 5:09.471 to take the gold medal ahead of Colorado Mesa University and the University of Colorado. In the men's event, Marian's Zachary Carlson, Jos Chalmers, Matt Gittings, and Adam Leibovitz posted a 4:35.084 over the four kilometers to beat out Fort Lewis College and Lindenwood University.
 
TEAM SPRINT
 
Marian University claimed yet another victory when it won the final event of the night – the Mixed Team Sprint. As the last heat, the six-person team of Zachary Carlson, Jos Chalmers, Matt Gittings, Kaleb Koch, Coryn Rivera, and Stephanie Torres posted a time of 2:14.427 to take the win ahead of Fort Lewis College and Colorado Mesa University.

 
ADDITIONAL LINKS: Schedule and Start Lists -- Results -- Photo Gallery
 
 
Nicolle Bruderer winning the women's scratch race
Nicolle Bruderer winning the women's scratch race
2013 USA Cycling Collegiate Track National Championships

Colorado Springs, CO – Sept. 19-21, 2013
 
Division I Team Omnium
1. Marian University – 1200
2. Fort Lewis College – 843
3. Lindenwood University – 768
4. University of Colorado at Boulder – 764
5. Midwestern State University – 742
 
Division II Team Omnium
1. Colorado Mesa University – 1077
2. U.S. Air Force Academy – 854
3. U.S. Military Academy – 847
4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – 840
5. Penn State – Lehigh Valley - 486
 
Men's Individual Omnium
1. Zack Noonan (Fort Lewis College) – 372
2. Colton Barrett (Marian University) – 364
3. Johnathan Freter (Lindenwood University) – 315
4. Dean Haas (Fort Lewis College) – 304
5. Zachary Carlson (Marian University) - 282
 
Women's Individual Omnium
1. Jessica Prinner (Midwestern State University) - 474
2. Jennifer Valente (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs) - 422
3. Coryn Rivera (Marian University) - 376
4. Nicolle Bruderer (University of Colorado at Boulder) - 374
5. Christa Ghent (University of Colorado at Boulder) - 332
 
Women's 500-meter Time Trial
1. Stephanie Torres (Marian University) – 35.919
2. Mandy Marquardt (Penn State) – 36.830
3. Jennifer Valente (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs) – 37.335
4. Coryn Rivera (Marian University) – 37.704
5. Elizabeth Engwis (Marian University) – 38.311
 
Men's Kilometer Time Trial
1. Matthew Baranoski (Penn State) – 1:01.920
2. Kaleb Koch (Marian University) – 1:05.046
3. Colton Barrett  (Marian University) – 1:05.260
4. Santiago Velasquez (Colorado State University) – 1:06.601
5. Aaron Kacala (Pikes Peak Community College) – 1:06.715
 
Women's Team Pursuit
1. Marian University: Allie Dragoo, Emily Elbers, Corrie Karas, and Coryn Rivera – 5:09.471
2. Colorado Mesa University: Ariana Dittmer, Ariane Horbach, Alexis Skarda, and Lexie Millard – 5:19.645
3. University of Colorado: Nicolle Bruderer, Christa Ghent, Robin Hackercary – 5:22.425
4. Fort Lewis College: Lauren Catlin, Maddie Chaves, Ivie Crawford, and Meghan Kane – 5:24.994
5. Midwestern State University: Jessica Prinner, Madeleine Steele, Angela Streadwick, and Ashley Weaver – 5:25.526
 
Men's Team Pursuit
1. Marian University: Zachary Carlson, Jos Chalmers, Matt Gittings, Adam Leibovitz – 4:35.084
2. Fort Lewis College: Dean Haas, Troy Meeker, Zack Noonan, Max Thilen – 4:38.828
3. Lindenwood University: Devin Clark, Johnathan Freter, Jonathon Schilling, Cameron Rex – 4:42.895
4. Cumberland University: Logan Luker, Aubrey Moore, Thomas Schubert, Ryan Sullivan – 4:43.386
5. University of Colorado at Boulder: Bill Golembieski, Danny Hiller, Colt Peterson, Kevin Selker – 4:45.228
 
Women's Scratch Race
1. Nicolle Bruderer (University of Colorado – Boulder)
2. Jessica Prinner (Midwestern State University)
3. Coryn Rivera (Marian University)
4. Christa Ghent (University of Colorado – Boulder)
5. Elspeth Huyett (Kutztown University of Pennsylvania)
 
Men's Scratch Race
1. Dean Haas (Fort Lewis College)
2. Johnathan Freter (Lindenwood University)
3. Colt Peterson (University of Colorado at Boulder)
4. Zachary Carlson (Marian University)
5. Michael Garrett (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
 
Team Sprint
1. Marian University
2. Fort Lewis College
3. Colorado Mesa University
4. Colorado State University
5. Midwestern State University


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