Penultimate day of 2012 Masters Track Nationals is a fast one

  
  


Bubba Melcher topped the men's 50-54 points race podium.
Bubba Melcher topped the men's 50-54 points race podium.

Colorado Springs, Colo. (July 28, 2012) – Saturday marked the final day of individual competitions at the 2012 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships, and true to form, records were broken as 18 national titles were awarded.

Individual Pursuits

The 45-49 women kicked off the day with the two-kilometer individual pursuit. Christine Phillips (Chandler, Ariz./Strada Racing Club), winner of the points race earlier in the week, cruised to the win four seconds ahead of Tara Unverzagt (Torrance, Calif./Team Hammer Nutrition), with Karen Claeys (Seattle, Wash./Lake Washington Velo) taking bronze.

In the men’s 45-49 three-kilometer race, the top three men were each separated by a second, with Kenneth Williams (Kenmore, Wash./Slalom Consulting Racing) stopping the clock ahead of runner-up Kevin Nicol (Lafayette, Colo./Tokyo Joe's -Whole Foods/Primal) and third-place Chris Carlson (Plano, Texas/ RBM/Matrix Cycling Club).

Leo Menestrina (San Jose, Calif./Webcor/Alto Velo Racing Club) made his way to the top of the podium with the win in the men’s 70-74 two-kilometer contest. Jim Turner (Menlo Park, Calif./Webcor/ Alto Velo Racing Club) took second and Jack Patterson (Morton, Ill./Midwest Masters Cycling Team) won bronze.

Thomas O'Rourke (West Bloomfield, Mich./Cadieux Bicycle Club) bested J Beck (Hanover Park, Ill./Midwest Masters Cycling Team) in the men’s 75-79 2K race, while Carl Grove (Bristol, Ind./Pista Elite) posted the second-fastest  time among 70+ men to earn the 80+ Stars-and-Stripes. Grove’s time of 2:50.933 is also a new, unofficial world and American record in the 75+ and 80+ age categories!

Time Trials

Kimberly Edwards (Clinton, Conn./Affinity Cycles) successfully defended her women’s 40-44 500-meter time trial national title, while Shane Ellis (Orange, Calif./Team Hammer Nutrition) finished second and Cheryl Fuller-Muller (Cumming, Ga./Louis Garneau Factory Team) placed third.

Adding another gold medal to his collection was Jerry Woodruff (Seal Beach, Calif./Velo Allegro) in the men’s 65-69 500-meter race. Lawrence Bosch (Fort Collins, Colo./Boulder Orthopedics) put himself three-tenths of a second ahead of Ronald Hargrave (Colorado Springs, Colo./Hammer Racing Team- TVG LTD.) to take silver.

After finishing a close second in the sprint two days earlier, Wesley Pierce (Seattle, Wash./ Bikesale.com/Union Bay Cycling) donned the Stars-and-Stripes for the men’s 35-39 one kilometer time trial. Teammates Jeffrey Whiteman (Chicago, Ill./George Garner Cyclery Track Team) and Jason Garner (Glenview, Ill./George Garner Cyclery Track Team) finished second and third, respectively.

The morning session also saw two more record-setting performances. Gea Johnson (Scottsdale, Ariz./Team Green Choice/Team RPM/Airpark Bikes) set her second record in as many days, this time unofficially breaking a world and American mark in the 45+ 500-meter time trial by posting a 37.398. Setting an unofficial world record in the 40+ 200 meters was Andrew Weathers (Houston, Texas/Momentum Coaching Group p/b Atomic) with a time of 10.719.

Scratch Races

What’s a day at the velodrome without Annette Williams (Kenmore, Wash./Slalom Consulting Racing) winning a race? We didn’t find out today after Williams surged to victory on the final lap in the women’s 50-54 five-kilometer scratch race. Mary Nunnelly (Houston, Texas/Bike Barn (Texas)) sprinted to second and Peg Labiuk (Orange, Conn./Sage Riders) crossed the line third.

Local rider and points race winner Glen Winkel (Colorado Springs, Colo./Natural Grocers Cycling Team) proved himself a master of the mass-start races with his victory in the men’s 55-59 eight-kilometer scratch race ahead of  James Host (Plainfield, Ill./Pact- DISH Network Cycling)  and Michael Birditt (Escondido, Calif./Spy-Swami's Cycling Team).

Boulder Orthopedics teammates Steven Worley (Boulder, Colo./Boulder Orthopedics) and Barry Messmer (Fort Collins, Colo./Boulder Orthopedics) went one/two, respectively, in the men’s 60-64 five-kilometer scratch race. Third place went to David Mulica (Littleton, Colo./Hammer Racing Team- TVG LTD.).

Points Races

Four national champions emerged from the women’s 55+ 10-kilometer points race: Debra Cavender (Troy, Mich./Fraser Bicycle & Fitness) in the 55-59 age category; Catherine Nicoletti (Louisville, Colo./RockyMounts~Izze Racing) in the 60-64 age group; Jo Johnson (Wilmington, Del./Team TBB/Deep Blue) in the 65-69 age classification; and Julie Lockhart (Dunstable, Mass./Northeast Bicycle Club (NEBC)) in the 70-74s. Taking second behind Cavender was Sile Kiernan (Marysville, Wash./Broadmark Capital/Lake Washington Velo), with Valerie Tiemann (Spring, Texas/Northwest Cycling Club) claiming third. Charlotte Miller (Colorado Springs, Colo./Pikes Peak Velo) donned the silver medal on the 60-64 podium.

It was 60 laps of excitement in the men’s 50-54 20-kilometer points race, capped by Bubba Melcher’s (Reno, Nev./Team Specialized Racing Masters) three-point win over teammate Donald Langley (Morgan Hill, Calif./Team Specialized Racing Masters). Langley edged bronze medalist Stanley Terusaki (Livermore, Calif./Specialized/Morgan Stanley Cycling Team) by just a single point.

Sprints

Ingrid Alongi (Boulder, Colo./Naked Women's Racing p/b TriBella) took the women’s 35-39 sprint win over Shannon Moak (Katy, Texas/Team Spincycle) in two rides, with Vera Divenyi (Denver, Colo./Naked Women's Racing p/b Tribella) winning her bronze medal final.

Paired against the morning session record breaker Andrew Weathers in the final, Andrew LaCorte (Whitehouse Station, N.J./Affinity Cycles) surged to victory in the first two rides to claim gold. Andy Brown (Solana Beach, Calif./RIDE Cyclery) took bronze.

The team events finish off the 2012 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships on Sunday. 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

Women 45-49 2-kilometer Individual Pursuit
1. Christine Phillips (Chandler, Ariz./Strada Racing Club) 02:38.235
2. Tara Unverzagt (Torrance, Calif./Team Hammer Nutrition) 02:42.872
3. Karen Claeys (Seattle, Wash./Lake Washington Velo) 02:46.861
4. CJ Boyenger (Orange, Calif./Team Hammer Nutrition) 02:46.895
5. Renee' Fenstermacher (Redondo Beach, Calif./Ironfly) 02:49.169

Men 45-49 3-kilometer Individual Pursuit
1. Kenneth Williams (Kenmore, Wash./Slalom Consulting Racing) 03:31.2
2. Kevin Nicol (Lafayette, Colo./Tokyo Joe's -Whole Foods/Primal) 03:32.3
3. Chris Carlson (Plano, Texas/ RBM/Matrix Cycling Club) 03:33.5
4. David Klipper (Portland, Ore./Guinness Cycling Team) 03:34.9
5. Dean Peterson (Indianapolis, Ind./Zipp Factory Team) 03:38.8

Men 70-74 2-kilometer Individual Pursuit
1. Leo Menestrina (San Jose, Calif./Webcor/Alto Velo Racing Club) 02:46.1
2. Jim Turner (Menlo Park, Calif./Webcor/ Alto Velo Racing Club) 02:51.3
3. Jack Patterson (Morton, Ill./Midwest Masters Cycling Team) 02:55.6
4. Mike MacDonald (Rancho Cordova, Calif./Jaeger Wheelmen) 02:56.5
5. Elvin Floyd (Colorado Springs, Colo.) 03:04.6

Men 75-79 2-kilometer Individual Pursuit
1. Thomas O'Rourke (West Bloomfield, Mich./Cadieux Bicycle Club) 03:00.5
2. J Beck (Hanover Park, Ill./Midwest Masters Cycling Team) 03:12.9

Men 80+ 2-kilometer Individual Pursuit
1. Carl Grove (Bristol, Ind./Pista Elite) 02:50.9

Women 40-44 500-meter Time Trial
1. Kimberly Edwards (Clinton, Conn./Affinity Cycles) 38.641
2. Shane Ellis (Orange, Calif./Team Hammer Nutrition) 39.706
3. Cheryl Fuller-Muller (Cumming, Ga./Louis Garneau Factory Team) 39.91
4. Neva Day (Manhattan Beach, Calif./COG Cycling) 40.028
5. Kimberly Nuffer (Denver, Colo./Hammer Racing Team- TVG LTD.) 40.197

Men 65-69 500-meter Time Trial
1. Jerry Woodruff (Seal Beach, Calif./Velo Allegro) 38.152
2. Lawrence Bosch (Fort Collins, Colo./Boulder Orthopedics) 38.581
3. Ronald Hargrave (Colorado Springs, Colo./Hammer Racing Team- TVG LTD.) 38.889
4. Sydney Duck (Agoura Hills, Calif./Encino Velo Cycling Club) 39.556
5. Jerry Shafer (Seattle, Wash./Slalom Consulting Racing) 39.655

Men 35-39 1 Kilometer Time Trial
1. Wesley Pierce (Seattle, Wash./Bikesale.com/Union Bay Cycling) 01:06.9
2. Jeffrey Whiteman (Chicago, Ill./George Garner Cyclery Track Team) 01:07.2
3. Jason Garner (Glenview, Ill./George Garner Cyclery Track Team) 01:08.0
4. Jonathan Davy (Torrance, Calif./Ironfly) 01:08.7
5. Shannon Malmquist (Miami, Fla./Florida Velodrome Association) 01:09.1

Women 50-54 5-kilometer Scratch Race
1. Annette Williams (Kenmore, Wash./Slalom Consulting Racing)
2. Mary Nunnelly (Houston, Texas/Bike Barn (Texas))
3. Peg Labiuk (Orange, Conn./Sage Riders)
4. Janet Lischer (Colorado Springs, Colo./Hammer Racing Team- TVG LTD.)
5. Marilyn Trout (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Men 55-59 8-kilometer Scratch Race
1. Glen Winkel (Colorado Springs, Colo./Natural Grocers Cycling Team)
2. James Host (Plainfield, Ill./Pact- DISH Network Cycling)
3. Michael Birditt (Escondido, Calif./Spy-Swami's Cycling Team)
4. Ricky Shorts (Long Beach, Calif./Velo Allegro)
5. Gerald Greenleaf (Boulder, Colo./Boulder Orthopedics)

Men 60-64 5-kilometer Scratch Race
1. Steven Worley (Boulder, Colo./Boulder Orthopedics)
2. Barry Messmer (Fort Collins, Colo./Boulder Orthopedics)
3. David Mulica (Littleton, Colo./Hammer Racing Team- TVG LTD.)
4. Larry Wolff (Sacramento, Calif./Team Hammer Nutrition)
5. Mark Rodamaker (Los Altos, Calif./LTO Velo)

Women 55-59 10-kilometer Points Race
1. Debra Cavender (Troy, Mich./Fraser Bicycle & Fitness) 9
2. Sile Kiernan (Marysville, Wash./Broadmark Capital/Lake Washington Velo) 8
3. Valerie Tiemann (Spring, Texas/Northwest Cycling Club) -20

Women 60-64 10-kilometer Points Race
1. Catherine Nicoletti (Louisville, Colo./RockyMounts~Izze Racing) 19
2. Charlotte Miller (Colorado Springs, Colo./Pikes Peak Velo) 19

Women 65-69 10-kilometer Points Race
1. Jo Johnson (Wilmington, Del./Team TBB/Deep Blue) -20

Women 70-74 10-kilometer Points Race
1. Julie Lockhart (Dunstable, Mass./Northeast Bicycle Club (NEBC)) -60

Men 50-54 20-kilometer Points Race
1. Bubba Melcher (Reno, Nev./Team Specialized Racing Masters) 19
2. Donald Langley (Morgan Hill, Calif./Team Specialized Racing Masters) 16
3. Stanley Terusaki (Livermore, Calif./Specialized/Morgan Stanley Cycling Team) 15
4. Joseph Paulson (Boulder, Colo./Boulder Orthopedics) 11
5. Jay Wolkoff (Altadena, Calif./Radsport Cycling Team) 8

Women 35-39 Sprint
1. Ingrid Alongi (Boulder, Colo./Naked Women's Racing p/b TriBella)
2. Shannon Moak (Katy, Texas/Team Spincycle)
3. Vera Divenyi (Denver, Colo./Naked Women's Racing p/b Tribella)
4. Therese Johnson (Denver, Colo./ProDesign Cycling)
5. Michelle Stoll (Boulder, Colo./RockyMounts~Izze Racing)

Men 40-44 Sprint
1. Andrew LaCorte (Whitehouse Station, N.J./Affinity Cycles)
2. Andrew Weathers (Houston, Texas/Momentum Coaching Group p/b Atomic)
3. Andy Brown (Solana Beach, Calif./RIDE Cyclery)
4. Allen Vugrincic (Palo Alto, Calif./NorCal Elite Cycling)
5. James Lawrence (Colorado Springs, Colo./Front Rangers Junior Cycling)



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