Racing underway at Juniors Track Nationals in Trexlertown

  
  


Gavun Hoover and Gage Hecht escape during the men's 15-16 points race final. Photo by Todd Leister/Leister Images
Gavun Hoover and Gage Hecht escape during the men's 15-16 points race final. Photo by Todd Leister/Leister Images
Trexlertown, Pa. (July 25, 2013)
– Over 200 young cyclists have made their way to the Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Trexlertown, Pa. where the 2013 USA Cycling Juniors Track National Championships kicked off on Thursday.
 
Men and women in the 17-18 category contested three events in the international omnium, the multi-race event that will crown a national champion based on points earned in a total of six events.
 
The morning session saw Raul Arias J.R. (East Palo Alto, CA/San Jose Bicycle Club) besting Daniel Gay (Temecula, CA/VRC) in the flying lap with a time of 19.936 compared to Gay's 20.15. In the omnium's points race, it was Andres Alayon (Miami, FLa.) to take the win with 50 points ahead of Noah Granigan (Cape May Court House, NJ/C.F. Racing) who accumulated 44 points. Day had another strong performance for omnium points when the evening session rolled around. The California rider bested Zachary Carlson (Plano, Texas/Matrix Cycling Club) in the elimination race to end the men's 17-18 international omnium racing for day one.  
 
The women's 15-16 sprint podium. Photo by Todd Leister/Leister Images
The women's 15-16 sprint podium. Photo by Todd Leister/Leister Images
Tara McCormick
(Long Beach, Calif./Exergy TWENTY16) came out in force on the first day of nationals, claiming two victories in the women's international omnium events. First, in the morning session she posted a time of 22.333 to beat out second place finisher Bailey Semian (Mertztown, Pa./Team TIBCO) in the flying lap. Semian posted a time of 22.47. In the evening session, McCormick beat out Sarah Huang (Pleasant Prairie, Wis./ExergyTWENTY16) in the elimination race, but Huang tasted victory on Thursday as well when she scored 18 points to beat out Semian's 13 points in the points race.
 
International omnium national champions will be determined on Friday as the remaining three events (individual pursuit, scratch race, time trial) are contested. In addition to the international omnium, individual pursuit, time trial, and points race national titles will also be on the line tomorrow for racers in the 17-18 category.
 
The racers in the 10-12, 13-14, and 15-16 age groups will also race multiple events over the course of the four days. In the end, overall omnium winners will be named national champions. Action got underway in these omniums today with racing in the 13-14 and 15-16 categories.
 
In the men's 15-16 group, Dominic Suozzi (Fountain Hills, AZ/Team Winded) grabbed the victory In the sprint while Nikos Hessert (Evanston, Ill./xXx Racing) won the points race ahead of second-place finisher Gavin Hoover (Manhattan Beach, Calif./CPT)
 
Danielle Mullis (Rochester, Mich./JET Cycling) and Hannah McDade (Tigard,Ore./ExergyTWENTY16) really put their mark on the women's 15-16 field on day one. First, McDade won the points race ahead of Mullis. Then the pair swapped places with Mullis winning the sprint ahead of McDade.
 
Male and female racers in the 13-14 age group raced their time trials on Thursday. Sam Margolis (Hellertown, PA/Vortex Cycling Club) clocked a 36.583 to take the win ahead of Sandor Delgado (Hialeah, FL/Interactive Metronome Development) who finished the race with a time of 37.562. Among women, Summer Moak (Katy, TX/ExergyTWENTY16) was the fastest with a time of 37.863 compared to the 40.011 clocked by second-place finisher Allyson Wasielewski (Orefield, PA/Sprinter's Edge Track Development Team)
 
Action on tap for Friday includes scratch races in the 10-12, 13-14, and 15-16 groups, as well as individual pursuits for 15-16 racers.
 
More information on the 2013 USA Cycling Juniors Track National Championships including start lists, schedule, results, photos and daily event recaps will be available on the event webpage.
 
Follow the event on Twitter using the hashtag #JrTrack.
 
PHOTO GALLERY
 
COMPLETE RESULTS
 
2013 USA Cycling Juniors Track National Championships
Valley Preferred Cycling Center - Trexlertown, Pa.
July 25-28, 2013
 
Men 15-16 Flying Time Trial
1. Dominic Suozzi (Fountain Hills, AZ/Team Winded) 11.728
2. Victor Morandi (Houston, TX/Northwest Cycling Club) 11.934
3. Gage Hecht (Parker, CO/Team Specialized Racing) 12.152
4. Chazmichael Morales (El Segundo, CA/Cycles Veloce) 12.155
5. Stephen Spiller (Flemington, NJ/Colavita Racing Inc.) 12.174
 
Junior Women 15-16 Flying Time Trial
1. Danielle Mullis (Rochester, MI/JET Cycling) 13.271
2. Julia Sante (Queensbury, NY/Farm Team Cycling) 13.648
3. Hannah McDade (Tigard, OR/ExergyTWENTY16) 13.652
4. Stacey Giuffre (Sammamish, WA/Cycle U) 13.891
5. Kristin Wolfe (Sanjose, CA/San Jose Bicycle Club) 14.185
 
Men 17-18 INTERNATIONAL OMNIUM: Flying Lap
1. Raul Arias J.R. (East Palo Alto, CA/San Jose Bicycle Club) 19.936
2. Daniel Gay (Temecula, CA/VRC) 20.15
3. Zachary Carlson (Plano, TX/Matrix Cycling Club) 20.312
4. Matthew Valencia (Los Altos, CA/Team Specialized Racing) 20.636
5. William Pestcoe (Allentown, PA/Young Medalists) 20.878
 
Men 17-18 INTERNATIONAL OMNIUM: Points Race
1. Andres Alayon (Miami, FL/) 50
2. Noah Granigan (Cape May Court House, NJ/C.F. Racing) 44
3. Zachary Carlson (Plano, TX/Matrix Cycling Club) 30
4. William Pestcoe (Allentown, PA/Young Medalists) 28
5. Frankie Gonzalez (Pembroke Pines, FL/Interactive Metronome Development) 28
 
Women 17-18 INTERNATIONAL OMNIUM: Flying Lap
1. Tara McCormick (Long Beach, CA/ExergyTWENTY16) 22.333
2. Bailey Semian (Mertztown, PA/Team TIBCO II) 22.47
3. Sarah Huang (Pleasant Prairie, WI/ExergyTWENTY16) 22.522
4. Laurel Rathbun (Monument, CO/ExergyTWENTY16) 22.763
5. Nadia Latzgo (Fogelsville, PA/ExergyTWENTY16) 22.932
 
Women 17-18 INTERNATIONAL OMNIUM: Points Race
1. Sarah Huang (Pleasant Prairie, WI/ExergyTWENTY16) 18
2. Bailey Semian (Mertztown, PA/Team TIBCO II) 13
3. Nadia Latzgo (Fogelsville, PA/ExergyTWENTY16) 10
4. Laurel Rathbun (Monument, CO/ExergyTWENTY16) 9
5. Lucia Carreno (Ruidoso, NM/Major Motion Cycling Club) -17
 
Men 17-18 INTERNATIONAL OMNIUM: Elimination Race
1. Daniel Gay (Temecula, CA/VRC)
2. Zachary Carlson (Plano, TX/Matrix Cycling Club)
3. Grayson Brookshire (Hendersonville, NC/Slipstream-Craddock Junior Development)
4. Matthew Valencia (Los Altos, CA/Team Specialized Racing)
5. Frankie Gonzalez (Pembroke Pines, FL/Interactive Metronome Development)
 
Women 17-18 INTERNATIONAL OMNIUM: Elimination Race
 1. Tara McCormick (Long Beach, CA/ExergyTWENTY16)
2. Sarah Huang (Pleasant Prairie, WI/ExergyTWENTY16)
3. Bailey Semian (Mertztown, PA/Team TIBCO II)
4. Nadia Latzgo (Fogelsville, PA/ExergyTWENTY16)
5. Lucia Carreno (Ruidoso, NM/Major Motion Cycling Club)

Men 15-16 Points Race
1. Nikos Hessert (Evanston, IL/xXx Racing)
2. Gavin Hoover (Manhattan Beach, CA/CPT)
3. Broderick Hartley (Lilburn, GA/D3DEVO)
4. Gage Hecht (Parker, CO/Team Specialized Racing)
5. Jordan Marhanka (Pickens, SC/Greenville Spinners Bicycle Club)
 
Women 15-16 Points Race
1. Hannah McDade (Tigard, OR/ExergyTWENTY16) 11
2. Danielle Mullis (Rochester, MI/JET Cycling) 11
3. Salma Huque (Douglasville, GA/Junior Flyers) 7
4. Stacey Giuffre (Sammamish, WA/Cycle U) 7
5. Hannah Arensman (Rutherford College, NC/ExergyTWENTY16) 5
 
Women 15-16 Sprint
1. Danielle Mullis (Rochester, MI/JET Cycling)
2. Hannah McDade (Tigard, OR/ExergyTWENTY16)
3. Stacey Giuffre (Sammamish, WA/Cycle U)
4. Julia Sante (Queensbury, NY/Farm Team Cycling)
5. Courtney Krasley (Coplay, PA/Chester County Cycling Foundation)

Men 13-14 Time Trial
1. Sam Margolis (Hellertown, PA/Vortex Cycling Club) 36.583
2. Sandor Delgado (Hialeah, FL/Interactive Metronome Development) 37.562
3. Samuel Kophazi (Fortmill, SC/Les Amis) 38.816
4. Jules Gilliam (Manhattan Beach, CA/Team Specialized Racing) 39.074
5. Christian Sanchez (Chula Vista, CA/San Diego Bicycle Club) 39.387
 
Women 13-14 Time Trial
1. Summer Moak (Katy, TX/ExergyTWENTY16) 37.863
2. Allyson Wasielewski (Orefield, PA/Sprinter's Edge Track Development Team) 40.011
3. Eva Burke (Macungie, PA/Sprinter's Edge Track Development Team) 41.529
4. Courtney Comer (San Marcos, CA/Stage 17 Racing) 41.972
5. Isabella Brookshire (Hendersonville, NC/ExergyTWENTY16) 42.664


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