Six national titles awarded on day two of Collegiate Track National Championships

  
  


The women's individual pursuit podium
The women's individual pursuit podium
Colorado Springs, Colo. (September 20, 2013) – The first six national titles of the 2013 USA Cycling Collegiate Track National Championships were awarded at the Colorado Springs Velodrome on Friday night.
 
After a stellar day of racing, Midwestern State University's Jessica Prinner claimed two of the day's six gold medals.
 
Women's Individual Pursuit
 
Prinner's first success came in the individual pursuit which was held under the morning's grey skies. Prinner was on fire, clocking a time of 3:55.315 to take the day's first gold medal ahead of Allie Dragoo (Marian University) who completed the three kilometers in 3:59.069. Christa Ghent (University of Colorado) collected bronze with a 4:02.602, finishing ahead of Nicolle Bruderer (University of Colorado) who posted a 4:02.622. Rounding out the podium in fifth was Alexis Skarda (Colorado Mesa University) with a time of 4:05.446.
 
Women's Points Race
 
As the evening session rolled around, Prinner was victorious once more – this time in the women's 20-kilometer points race final.
 
"It was a decent sized field. There were a lot of good racers in there. It was actually quite a sprinter heavy field," the 20-year-old said. "I knew that I had to get away at some point in the race and that opportunity came at about 30 laps to go. I just got away and kept going and going and going. I thought maybe they would catch me but they didn't."
 
See below for a YouTube video of USA Cycling's conversation with Jessica.
 


Prinner's victory came by virtue of her 28 points with gave her the podium's top step ahead of silver and bronze medalists Jennifer Valente (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs) and Coryn Rivera (Marian University) who amassed 17 and 15 points respectively. Grabbing the fourth and fifth steps were Alexis Skarda (Colorado Mesa University) with eight points and pursuit silver medalist Allie Dragoo (Marian University) with seven.
 
Men's Individual Pursuit
 
The men's individual pursuit podium
The men's individual pursuit podium
David Novak
(Lindsey Wilson College) completed the four kilometers of the men's individual pursuit on Friday morning with a time of 4:43.319 to claim the second gold medal of the day. He beat out silver and bronze medalists Zack Noonan (Fort Lewis College) and Cameron Rex (Lindenwood University) who clocked 4:46.585 and 4:51.838 respectively. Rounding out the podium in fourth and fifth were Garrett Braun (US Air Force Academy) and Jonathan Freter (Lindenwood University) in 4:53.736 and 4:53.851
 
Men's Sprint
 
Matthew Baranoski (Penn State) successfully defended his sprint title from a year ago when he bested silver medalist Aaron Kacala (Pikes Peak Community) in the first two rides of the gold medal final. In the race for bronze, Kaleb Koch (Marian University) beat out Conor Klupar (Bellevue College) while Colton Barrett (Marian University) won the race for fifth.
 
Women's Sprint
 
Stephanie Torres (Marian University) rode her way into a Stars-and-Stripes jersey in the women's sprint when she beat Jennifer Valente (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs) in the gold medal final. Penn State's Mandy Marquardt claimed bronze after winning against Coryn Rivera (Marian University). Corrie Karas (Marian University) won the contest for the podium's final step.
 
Men's Points Race
 
Jos Chalmers (Marian University ) scored 42 points to take the national title in the men's points race ahead of silver and bronze medalists Zack Noonan (Fort Lewis College ) and Colton Barrett (Marian University ) who totaled 38 and 37 points. Scoring 32 points for fourth place was Tyler Nothstein (Lees-McRae College) while Zack Lavergne (Colorado Mesa University) grabbed fifth with 31 points.
 
 
Racing wraps up at the Colorado Springs Velodrome on Saturday with the time trials, scratch races, team pursuits, and team sprints. The overall individual and team omnium winners will also be named on Saturday, so stay tuned to www.usacycling.org for the race report or follow #CollNats and @USACcollegiate on twitter for updates!
 
ADDITIONAL LINKS
 
Schedule and Start Lists -- Results -- Photo Gallery
 
 
2013 USA Cycling Collegiate Track National Championships
Colorado Springs, CO – Sept. 19-21, 2013
 
Women's Individual Pursuit
1. Jessica Prinner (Midwestern State University) - 3:55.315
2. Allie Dragoo (Marian University) - 3:59.069
3. Christa Ghent (University of Colorado) - 4:02.602
4. Nicolle Bruderer (University of Colorado) - 4:02.622
5. Alexis Skarda (Colorado Mesa University) - 4:05.446.
 
Men's Individual Pursuit
1. David Novak (Lindsey Wilson College) – 4:43.319
2. Zack Noonan (Fort Lewis College) – 4:46.585
3. Cameron Rex (Lindenwood University) – 4:51.838
4. Garrett Braun (US Air Force Academy) – 4:53.736
5. Jonathan Freter (Lindenwood University) – 4:53.851
 
Women's Points Race
1. Jessica Prinner (Midwestern State University) - 28
2. Jennifer Valente (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs) - 17
3. Coryn Rivera (Marian University) – 15
4. Alexis Skarda (Colorado Mesa University) – 8
5. Allie Dragoo (Marian University) – 7
 
Men's Sprint
1. Matthew Baranoski (Penn State)
2. Aaron Kacala (Pikes Peak Community College)
3. Kaleb Koch (Marian University)
4. Conor Klupar (Bellevue College)
5. Colton Barrett (Marian University)
 
Women's Sprint
1. Stephanie Torres (Marian University)
2. Jennifer Valente (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs)
3. Mandy Marquardt (Penn State)
4. Coryn Rivera (Marian University)
5. Corrie Karas (Marian University)
 
Men's Points Race
1. Jos Chalmers (Marian University ) – 42
2. Zack Noonan (Fort Lewis College ) – 38
3. Colton Barrett (Marian University ) – 37
4. Tyler Nothstein (Lees-McRae College) – 32
Zack Lavergne (Colorado Mesa University ) - 31


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