More records fall on day 3 of the 2012 Masters Track Nationals

  
  


Colorado Springs, Colo. (July 26, 2012) — The excitement continued at the 2012 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships with multiple records broken, a photo finish, and new national champions crowned.

Individual Pursuit

The day began with several women’s individual pursuit competitions. Charlotte Miller (Colorado Springs, Colo./Pikes Peak Velo) earned her third national title in as many days, winning the 60-64 age group ahead of Catherine Nicoletti (Louisville, Colo./RockyMounts~Izze Racing) and Jeanette Fitzgerald (Santa Ana, Calif./Veloce Santiago).

In the women’s 65-69 category, Marsha Macro (Littleton, Colo./Hammer Racing Team-TVG LTD.) outpaced runner-up Bonnie Woodbury (Escondido, Calif.) by more than ten seconds. Patricia Riddle (La Jolla, Calif./Racing Against Diabetes) placed third.

Not only did Julie Lockhart (Dunstable, Mass./Northeast Bicycle Club)add another Stars-and-Stripes to her closet, but she also set a world record of 3:44.637 in the women’s 70-74 two-kilometer distance. Patricia Baker (Laguna Hills, Calif./ Cal-Pacific Export Packers /Lightning Velo) was second.

Continuing the record-breaking trend, Rita Kacala (Racine, Wis./Nova Cycle Sports Foundation Inc dba ISCorp Cycling Team) set a new world mark of 2:45.310 on her way to winning the women’s 55-59 two-kilometer individual pursuit. Climbing atop the second step of the podium was Lenita Anthony (San Diego, Calif./Team RTS Revolution), followed by Sile Kiernan (Marysville, Wash./ Broadmark Capital/Lake Washington Velo) in third.

Lawrence Nolan (Fremont, Calif./Team Specialized Racing Masters) took his first title of the 2012 championships with a victory in the men’s 50-54 race over Victor Williams (Lone Tree, Colo./Natural Grocers Cycling Team). Russell Murphy (Kirkwood, Mo./Quantum Mesa Cycles) rode to third.

Time Trials

Annette Williams (Kenmore, Wash./Slalom Consulting Racing) rode a blazing fast 39.265 to set a new American record in the women’s 50-54 500-meter time trial. Taking the silver was Mary Nunnelly (Houston, Texas/Bike Barn Texas), with bronze claimed by Lisa Giuffre (Englewood, Ohio/The Midwest Express).

Adding another Stars-and-Stripes jersey to his 2012 haul was Bill Ziegler (Oceanside, Calif./San Diego Cyclo Vets), who bested Keith Macbeth (Santa Cruz, Calif./San Jose Bicycle Club) and Reid Schwartz (Chicago, Ill./Chicago Velo Campus) in the men’s 60-64 500-meter time trial.

The final record of the day went to Kurt Sato (San Pedro, Calif./South Bay Wheelmen) whose 34.525 is a new world and American best in the men’s 55-59 500-meter time trial. Richard Voss (Littleton, Colo./Hammer Racing Team-TVG LTD.) stopped the clock for second and James Thiele (Hillsboro, Ore.) claimed third.

The men's 70-74 scratch race podium smiles for the camera along with our Day 3 podium girls.
The men's 70-74 scratch race podium smiles for the camera along with our Day 3 podium girls.

Scratch Races

In the first scratch race of the day, the men’s 45-49 10-kilometer contest, Aaron Berntson (Port Orchard, Wash./ Garage Racing/Team Steam) opened up a nearly half-lap lead with just five laps to go and remained uncatchable. He was followed to the line by Darin Marhanka (Pickens, S.C./ POA Cycling p/b Eastside Chiropractic/Team to Quads Powered Sports LLC) in second and Paul Drees (Avondale, Penn./Morgan Stanley Cycling Team) in the third spot.

The legendary Victor Copeland (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif./Eddie B Cycling) earned his third men’s 70-74 title at this event, taking his place at the front of the group on the bell lap and speeding to victory in the five-kilometer scratch race.  Mike MacDonald (Rancho Cordova, Calif./Jaeger Wheelmen) and Leo Menestrina (San Jose, Calif./ Webcor/Alto Velo Racing Club) earned second and third, respectively, in the age group.

Thomas O'Rourke (West Bloomfield, Mich./Cadieux Bicycle Club) hung on Copeland’s wheel to finish second overall in the 70+ race and claim the men’s 75-79 age group. Skip Sparry (Plano, Texas/Matrix Cycling Club) earned silver and bronze went to J Beck (Hanover Park, Ill./Midwest Masters Cycling Team).

Carl Grove (Bristol, Ind./Pista Elite) earned a Stars-and-Stripes jersey in the 80-84 men’s category after placing fourth overall in the 70+ race.

The women’s 45-49 five-kilometer scratch race also came down to the last lap, with Tara Unverzagt (Torrance, Calif./Team Hammer Nutrition) powering ahead of Renee Schroeder (Nederland, Colo./Naked Women’s Racing p/b Tribella) to earn her first-ever national title. Bonnie Karas (Rochester Hills, Mich./Fraser Bicycle & Fitness) took third.

With two laps to go, Unverzagt found herself in third wheel behind a late attack. “It turned out the person who attacked did one lap and then faded,” she described. “The second person came over and took it for another lap. On the backside I just took off and got the win, and it was basically just the perfect leadout. I just happened to be lucky enough to be in the right spot at the right time and I’m pretty happy about that.”

Points Races

It was an all-Colorado field in the women’s 35-39 10-kilometer points race, where Vera Divenyi (Denver, Colo./Naked Women's Racing p/b Tribella) was able to defend her 2011 national championship. Divenyi won the first three of five points laps to take an early lead and then hold off a surging Therese Johnson (Denver, Colo./ProDesign Cycling) to score the win by a single point. Anne Donley (Boulder, Colo./Boulder Orthopedics) followed in third.

In the men’s 40-44 24-kilometer points race, Keith Harper (Boulder, Colo./ BOO Bicycles/Coursa Sports) came away with the gold medal ahead of Larry Stoegbauer (Evanston, Ill./WDT-Allvoi International Cycling Team) and Patrick Warner (Boulder, Colo.). Harper lapped the field to pick up the 20 bonus points shortly after the halfway point of the 72-lap contest. He then attacked again, accumulating additional sprint points to stake his claim to the top step of the podium.

Brent Stein (background) edged Wesley Pierce to win the men's 35-39 sprint title.
Brent Stein (background) edged Wesley Pierce to win the men's 35-39 sprint title.

Sprints

Cindi Vargas (Humble, Texas/Matrix Cycling Club) captured the first two of three rides in the women’s 40-44 sprint final to improve upon her third-place finish a year ago. Vargas bested Jennifer Wilson (Van Nuys, Calif./Vanderkitten) for the top podium spot. In the race for bronze, Kimberly Edwards (Clinton, Conn./Affinity Cycles) also won her first two rides to clinch the third spot.

In the men’s 65-69 sprint final, Jerry Woodruff (Seal Beach, Calif./Velo Allegro) needed just two rides to become a 2012 national champion. He earned the victory ahead of hometown rider Ronald Hargrave (Colorado Springs, Colo./Hammer Racing Team- TVG LTD.). Fran Rudy (Ooltewah, Tenn./Global BMW-Mini p/b Economy Honda Master/Scenic City Velo) took home bronze.

The final race of the day, the men’s 35-39 sprint, proved to be one of the most excited. After splitting the first two rides, Brent Stein (Colorado Springs, Colo./Hammer) and Wesley Pierce (Seattle, Wash./ Bikesale.com/Union Bay Cycling) crossed the line together in the third and final ride. A photo finish revealed that Stein had earned his first-ever national championship.

“It was just give every fiber,” explained Stein about his strategy going into the third ride. “It didn’t matter if I won or lost at that point, just as long as you gave every fiber.”

In the race for third, Jason Garner (Glenview, Ill./George Garner Cyclery Track Team) emerged victorious in the first two rides to take bronze.

Friday’s morning session will begin at 8 a.m. with finals in the individual pursuit and time trial. More information can be found on the Masters Track Nationals event page.

RESULTS | PHOTO GALLERY

2012 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships
July 24-29, 2012
7-Eleven Velodrome — Colorado Springs, Colorado

Men 50-54 2-kilometer Individual Pursuit
1. Lawrence Nolan (Fremont, Calif./Team Specialized Racing Masters) 02:17.8
2. Victor Williams (Lone Tree, Colo./Natural Grocers Cycling Team) 02:25.6
3. Russell Murphy (Kirkwood, Mo./Quantum Mesa Cycles) 02:27.2
4. Bubba Melcher (Reno, Nev./Team Specialized Racing Masters) 02:28.2
5. Joseph Paulson (Boulder, Colo./Boulder Orthopedics) 02:29.4

Women 55-59 2-kilometer Individual Pursuit
1. Rita Kacala (Racine, Wis./Nova Cycle Sports Foundation Inc dba ISCorp Cycling Team) 02:45.3
2. Lenita Anthony (San Diego, Calif./Team RTS Revolution) 02:51.5
3. Sile Kiernan (Marysville, Wash./ Broadmark Capital/Lake Washington Velo) 02:58.3
4. Debra Cavender (Troy, Mich./Fraser Bicycle & Fitness) 03:05.5
5. Valerie Tiemann (Spring, Texas/Northwest Cycling Club) 03:10.3

Women 60-64 2-kilometer Individual Pursuit
1. Charlotte Miller (Colorado Springs, Colo./Pikes Peak Velo) 02:56.9
2. Catherine Nicoletti (Louisville, Colo./RockyMounts~Izze Racing) 02:59.8
3. Jeanette Fitzgerald (Santa Ana, Calif./Veloce Santiago) 03:04.6

Women 65-69 2-kilometer Individual Pursuit
1. Marsha Macro (Littleton, Colo./Hammer Racing Team-TVG LTD.) 02:57.7
2. Bonnie Woodbury (Escondido, Calif.) 03:08.8
3. Patricia Riddle (La Jolla, Calif./Racing Against Diabetes) 03:11.0
4. Jo Johnson (Wilmington, Del./ Team TBB/Deep Blue) 03:17.4
5. Mare Chapman (Madison, Wis.) 03:23.3

Women 70-74 2-kilometer Individual Pursuit
1. Julie Lockhart (Dunstable, Mass./Northeast Bicycle Club) 03:44.6
2. Patricia Baker (Laguna Hills, Calif./ Cal-Pacific Export Packers /Lightning Velo) 03:55.4

Men 55-59 500-meter Time Trial
1. Kurt Sato (San Pedro, Calif./South Bay Wheelmen) 34.525
2. Richard Voss (Littleton, Colo./Hammer Racing Team-TVG LTD.) 35.412
3. James Thiele (Hillsboro, Ore.) 35.924
4. Aron Seiken (Ft. Worth, Texas/Lone Star Racing Club) 36.562
5. William Byatt (Albuquerque, N.M./Hilton Head Cycling Inc) 36.974

Men 60-64 500-meter Time Trial
1. Bill Ziegler (Oceanside, Calif./San Diego Cyclo Vets) 35.75
2. Keith Macbeth (Santa Cruz, Calif./San Jose Bicycle Club) 36.704
3. Reid Schwartz (Chicago, Ill./Chicago Velo Campus) 37.587
4. Mark Rodamaker (Los Altos, Calif./LTO Velo) 38.132
5. Steve Brown (Portland, Ore.) 38.427

Women 50-54 500-meter Time Trial
1. Annette Williams (Kenmore, Wash./Slalom Consulting Racing) 39.265
2. Mary Nunnelly (Houston, Texas/Bike Barn Texas) 40.529
3. Lisa Giuffre (Englewood, Ohio/The Midwest Express) 41.513
4. Peg Labiuk (Orange, Conn./Sage Riders) 42.523
5. Janet Lischer (Colorado Springs, Colo./Hammer Racing Team-TVG LTD) 42.543

Men 35-39 Sprint
1. Brent Stein (Colorado Springs, Colo./Hammer)
2. Wesley Pierce (Seattle, Wash./ Bikesale.com/Union Bay Cycling)
3. Jason Garner (Glenview, Ill./George Garner Cyclery Track Team)
4. Shannon Malmquist (Miami, Fla./Florida Velodrome Association)
5. Jeffrey Whiteman (Chicago, Ill./George Garner Cyclery Track Team)

Men 65-69 Sprint
1. Jerry Woodruff (Seal Beach, Calif./Velo Allegro)
2. Ronald Hargrave (Colorado Springs, Colo./Hammer Racing Team- TVG LTD.)
3. Fran Rudy (Ooltewah, Tenn./Global BMW-Mini p/b Economy Honda Master/Scenic City Velo)
4. Thomas Lobdell (Indianapolis, Ind./Scarlet Fire)
5. Ray Lafleur (San Diego, Calif./San Diego Cyclo Vets)

Women 40-44 Sprint
1. Cindi Vargas (Humble, Texas/Matrix Cycling Club)
2. Jennifer Wilson (Van Nuys, Calif./Vanderkitten)
3. Kimberly Edwards (Clinton, Conn./Affinity Cycles)
4. Kimberly Nuffer (Denver, Colo./Hammer Racing Team-TVG LTD.)
5. Jane Evely (Carnation, Wash./Slalom Consulting Racing)

Men 45-49 10-kilometer Scratch Race
1. Aaron Berntson (Port Orchard, Wash./ Garage Racing/Team Steam)
2. Darin Marhanka (Pickens, S.C./ POA Cycling p/b Eastside Chiropractic/Team to Quads Powered Sports LLC)
3. Paul Drees (Avondale, Penn./Morgan Stanley Cycling Team)
4. Kenneth Williams (Kenmore, Wash./Slalom Consulting Racing)
5. Curtis Tolson (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Flyers Cycling Inc)

Men 70-74 5-kilometer Scratch Race
1. Victor Copeland (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif./Eddie B Cycling)
2. Mike MacDonald (Rancho Cordova, Calif./Jaeger Wheelmen)
3. Leo Menestrina (San Jose, Calif./ Webcor/Alto Velo Racing Club)
4. Peter Moore (Niwot, Colo./Swift Cycling)
5. Jack Patterson (Morton, Ill./Midwest Masters Cycling Team)

Men 75-79 5-kilometer Scratch Race
1. Thomas O'Rourke (West Bloomfield, Mich./Cadieux Bicycle Club)
2. Skip Sparry (Plano, Texas/Matrix Cycling Club)
3. J Beck (Hanover Park, Ill./Midwest Masters Cycling Team)

Men 80-84 5-kilometer Scratch Race
1. Carl Grove (Bristol, Ind./Pista Elite)

Women 45-49 5-kilometer Scratch Race
1. Tara Unverzagt (Torrance, Calif./Team Hammer Nutrition)
2. Renee Schroeder (Nederland, Colo./Naked Women’s Racing p/b Tribella)
3. Bonnie Karas (Rochester Hills, Mich./Fraser Bicycle & Fitness)
4. Renee’ Fenstermacher (Redondo Beach, Calif./Ironfly)
5. CJ Boyenger (Orange, Calif./Team Hammer Nutrition)

Men 40-44 Points Race
1. Keith Harper (Boulder, Colo./BOO Bicycles/Coursa Sports) 53 points
2. Larry Stoegbauer (Evanston, Ill./WDT-Allvoi International Cycling Team) 41 points
3. Patrick Warner (Boulder, Colo.) 35 points
4. Michael Miller (Morgantown, Penn./Chester County Cycling Foundation) 31 points
5. James Flynn (Port Orchard, Wash./Keller Rohrback Cycling/Stranamanti Cycling) 24 points

Women 35-39 Points Race
1. Vera Divenyi (Denver, Colo./Naked Women's Racing p/b Tribella) 17 points
2. Therese Johnson (Denver, Colo./ProDesign Cycling) 16 points
3. Anne Donley (Boulder, Colo./Boulder Orthopedics) 13 points
4. Ingrid Alongi (Boulder, Colo./Naked Women's Racing p/b TriBella) 9 points
5. Michelle Stoll (Boulder, Colo./RockyMounts~Izze Racing) 0 points



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