Baranoski wins bronze in the keirin at Juniors Track Worlds

Baranoski celebrates his bronze in the keirin at the Juniors Track World Championships.
Baranoski celebrates his bronze in the keirin at the Juniors Track World Championships.

Montichiari, Italy (August 14, 2010)Matthew Baranoski (Perkasie, Penn.) took home the first medal for the United States at the 2010 UCI Juniors Track World Championships on Saturday, winning bronze in the men's keirin.

Baranoski's path to the finals began with a second-place finish in his opening heat, followed by a win in his first round repechage. He advanced to the finals with a runner-up placing in the second round. The keirin gold went to Matthew Glaetzer of Australia, followed by Mauricio Quiroga of Argentina and then Baranoski. The race included a crash involving the Italian and German riders.

The current men's 17-18 sprint, keirin and 10-kilometer scratch race national champion, Baranoski was 35th overall in the men's sprint on Friday.

Read Sprint Program Director Jamie Staff's description of the Baranoski's path to keirin bronze.

In the other finals of the day, Ruth Winder (Lafayette, Calif.) placed 11th in the women's scratch race, and in the women's sprint Madalyn Godby (Louisville, Colo.) was 10th, Christine Barron (Los Angeles, Calif.) came in 19th and Shelbe Eck (Kutztown, Penn.) finished 22nd.

The 2010 UCI Juniors Track World Championships in Montichiari, Italy, ends Sunday, August 15. Coryn Rivera (Tustin, Calif.) is vying for a medal in the women's omnium, with the 500-meter time trial finishing up the competition. Additional competitors for the U.S.A. include Juan Carmona (Breinigsville, Penn.) in the 1-kilometer time trial, and Godby and Eck in the women's keirin.

UCI Juniors Track World Championship
Montichiari, Italy
August 11-15, 2010

Men's Keirin
1. Matthew Glaetzer — Australia
2. Mauricio Quiroga — Argentina
3. Matthew Baranoski (Perkasie, Penn.)

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