Seventeen national champions crowned on day one of Masters Track Nationals


The pack in the men's 60-64 scratch race
The pack in the men's 60-64 scratch race. Photo by Tim Chandonnet.
Redmond, Wash. (August 19, 2014) – Seventeen Stars-and-Stripes jerseys were awarded on Tuesday as the 2014 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships got underway at the Marymoor Velodrome in Redmond, Wash.   
Individual Pursuits
The morning session kicked off with five individual pursuits on the 400-meter track. Jane Evely (Carnation, Wash./Kenmore Velo) took the first national title of the event when she beat out Neva Day (Manhattan Beach, Calif./South Bay Wheelmen Foundation) by about two seconds in the women's 45-49 event. Next up was the men's 70-74 event in which David Trousdale (Mountain View, Calif./Alto Velo Racing Club) bested teammate Leo Menestrina (San Jose, Calif./Alto Velo Racing Club) for the gold medal. In the men's 75-79 event, James Kloss (Huntington Beach, Calif./South Bay Wheelmen) grabbed the top step of the podium by four seconds over silver medalist Jim Turner (Menlo Park, Calif./Alto Velo Racing Club) while David Ellefson (Banner Elk, N.C./360 Racing) got the gold medal for the men's 80-84 competition. Individual Pursuit competition concluded with the fastest field of the day, the men 45-49. Daniel Casper (Northfield, Minn./Revolution Cycle-Twin Six) was the fastest, beating out David Klipper (Portland, Ore./Guinness Cycling Team) for the gold medal by a little less than a second.
Time Trials
Three more finals were held during the morning session as the men 35-39, women 40-44, and men 65-69, contested their time trials. Ethan Boyes (San Francisco, Calif.) was the fastest man in the kilometer time trial event, finishing with a time of 1:09.687 to best silver medalist Jonathan Davy (Torrance, Calif./Spy Giant Ride p/b MRI). The women 40-44 completed a 500-meter time trial in which Cheryl Fuller-Muller (Cumming, Ga./Garneau Factory Team) rode her way into the Stars-and-Stripes jersey with a time of 39.605 ahead of Emily Nevin (Seattle, Wash.). Stanley Gregg (Kirkland, Wash./Gregg's Trek Racing Team) time trialed his way to the top of the podium in the men's 65-69 500-meter event by posting a 38.905 to beat Mark Rodamaker (Los Altos, Calif./Performance Cycle Coaching).
Scratch Races
Michael Birditt won the men's 60-64 scratch race
Michael Birditt won the men's 60-64 scratch race. Photo by Tim Chandonnet.
Annette Williams (Kenmore, Wash./Kenmore Velo) took the first scratch race win of the night when she beat out Beverly Cheney (Carmel, Calif./San Jose Bicycle Club) over the thirteen laps of the women's 50-54 event. Among men 60-64, Michael Birditt (Escondido, Calif./Swami's Cycling Club) was the victor ahead of Shannon Fox (Englewood, Colo./Boulder Orthopedics). In the men's 55-59 scratch race, Stanley Terusaki (Livermore, Calif./Morgan Stanley Cycling Team) outrode silver medalist George Luft (Parkland, Fla.) for the Stars-and-Stripes jersey.
Points Races
Elizabeth Heller (St. Louis, Mo./Quantum Mesa Cycles) earned 37 points over 25 laps in the women's 55-59 points race to take the first points race gold medal of the night ahead of second-place finisher Carol Johnson (Seattle, Wash./Puget Sound Cycling Club). In the next age group up, Jan Palchikoff (Los Angeles, Calif./Velo Club LaGrange) took the national title for women 60-64 when she barely beat out Sheila Walsh (Seattle, Wash./Jet City Velo) 13 points to 11. Jo Johnson (Wilmington, Del./Riptide Cycling) stood on the top of the podium for the women's 65-69 points race. The men in the 50-54 age group also competed in their points race Tuesday night and it was Donald Langley (Morgan Hill, Clif./Morgan Stanley Cycling Team) to take the win ahead of Curtis Tolson (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Flyers Cycling) with 28 points compared to Tolson's 24.
In the men's 40-44 sprint, Stephen McLaughry (Portland, Ore./Bike Central) outsprinted Todd Scheske (Rochester, N.Y./Genesee Valley Cycling Club) for the gold medal while Jamie Mikami (Portland, Ore.) won the race for bronze. The only other sprint final held on Tuesday was the women's 35-39 in which Alexandra McKay (Seattle, Wash./SCCA-Starbucks Cycling) beat out silver medalist Alexandra McLaughry (Portland, Ore./Bike Central) while Katie Kalich (Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club) collected third.
Coming up tomorrow
Women's 35-39 sprint podium
Women's 35-39 sprint podium. Photo by Tim Chandonnet.
Action resumes at the Marymoor Velodrome on Wednesday with the same events for different age groups.  Click here for a complete schedule with start lists.  Stay tuned to for a wrap-up following each day of competition. You can also follow #TrackNats on Twitter.
2014 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships
Marymoor Velodrome – Redmond, Wash.
August 19-24, 2014

Women 45-49 Individual Pursuit

1.  Jane Evely (Carnation, Wash.)   Kenmore Velo   2:46.970 
2.  Neva Day (Manhattan Beach, Calif.)   South Bay Wheelmen Foundation   2:48.269 
3.  Kelly Grant (HOUSTON)   Northwest Cycling Club   2:51.604 
4.  Cynthia Maree (Seattle, Wash.)   SCCA/Starbucks Cycling   2:53.753 
5.  Michelle Mercer (INDIANAPOLIS)      2:55.107 

Men 70-74 Individual Pursuit

1.  David Trousdale (Mountain View, Calif.)   Alto Velo Racing Club   2:52.961 
2.  Leo Menestrina (San Jose, Calif.)   Alto Velo Racing Club   2:54.480 
3.  Dale Harless (Bellevue, Wash.)   Apex Racing Team   2:56.959 
4.  Edward Burns (Vestal, N.Y.)   Crosshairs Cycling   3:03.195 
5.  Jerry Powell (Portland, Ore.)   Multnomah Athletic Club   3:09.727 

Men 75-79 Individual Pursuit

1.  James Kloss (Huntington Beach, Calif.)   South Bay Wheelmen   2:53.268 
2.  Jim Turner (Menlo Park, Calif.)   Alto Velo Racing Club   2:57.323 
3.  Robert Kenner (Encinitas, Calif.)   Eddie B Cycling   3:04.150 
4.  Marshall Gordon (Hendersonville, N.C.)   Midwest Masters Cycling Team   3:13.752 
5.  A Karakas (Port Orchard, Wash.)      3:30.108 

Men 80-84 Individual Pursuit

1.  David Ellefson (Banner Elk, N.C.)   360 Racing   3:08.594 

Men 45-49 Individual Pursuit

1.  Daniel Casper (Northfield, Minn.)   Revolution Cycle/Twin Six   3:40.685 
2.  David Klipper (Portland, Ore.)   Guinness Cycling Team   3:41.965 
3.  Dean Peterson (Indianapolis, Ind.)   Zipp Factory Team   3:51.232 
4.  Christian Tregillis (Manhattan Beach, Calif.)   Ironfly   3:57.036 
5.  Howard Buckley (Atlanta, Ga.)   East Point Track Club   4:00.009

Men 35-39 Kilometer Time Trial

1.  Ethan Boyes (SAN FRANCISCO)      1:09.687 
2.  Jonathan Davy (Torrance, Calif.)   SPY GIANT RIDE p/b MRI   1:10.354 
3.  Bernard Cobb (Blythewood, S.C.)   Starlight/Go!   1:10.840 
4.  Ian Mensher (Seattle, Wash.)   Stranamanti Cycling   1:10.919 
5.  Daniel Tomko (Bellevue, Wash.)   Kenmore Velo   1:12.193 

Women 40-44 500-meter Time Trial

1.  Cheryl Fuller-muller (Cumming, Ga.)   Garneau Factory Team   39.605 
2.  Emily Nevin (Seattle, Wash.)      41.500 
3.  Cristel Santiago (Wildwood, Mo.)   Quantum Mesa Cycles   42.618 
4.  Andrea Brennan (Manasquan, N.J.)   Riptide Cycling   42.911 
5.  Maryjane Stricker (Katy, Texas)   Southwest Cycling Club Racing   43.218 

Men 65-69 500-meter Time Trial

1.  Stanley Gregg (Kirkland, Wash.)   Gregg's Trek Racing Team   38.905 
2.  Mark Rodamaker (Los Altos, Calif.)   Performance Cycle Coaching   39.087 
3.  Reid Schwartz (Chicago, Ill.)   University of Chicago   39.263 
4.  Richard Allen (San Mateo, Calif.)   LuxVue-SunPower Racing   39.830 
5.  Ronald Hargrave (Colorado Springs, Colo.)   Hammer Racing Team- TVG LTD.   39.920 

Women 50-54 Scratch Race

1.  Annette Williams (Kenmore, Wash.)   Kenmore Velo    
2.  Beverly Chaney (Carmel, Calif.)   San Jose Bicycle Club    
3.  Gwenn Afton (Reston, Va.)   Evolution Cycling Club p/b Long & Foster    
4.  Jane Vanni-noone (Indianapolis, Ind.)   Scarlet Fire    
5.  Monika King (Hermosa Beach, Calif.)   South Bay Wheelmen    

Men 60-64 Scratch Race

1.  Michael Birditt (Escondido, Calif.)   Swami's Cycling Club    
2.  Shannon Fox (Englewood, Colo.)   Boulder Orthopedics    
3.  Steven Worley (Boulder, Colo.)   Boulder Orthopedics    
4.  Gary Ziegler (Tulsa, Okla.)   Oklahoma City Velo Club    
5.  Dale Luedtke (Oceanside, Calif.)   Swami's Cycling Club    

Men 55-59 Scratch Race

1.  Stanley Terusaki (Livermore, Calif.)   Morgan Stanley Cycling Team    
2.  George Luft (Parkland, Fla.)       
3.  William Byatt (Cedar Crest, N.M.)   Hilton Head Cycling Inc    
4.  Scott Torkelson (Olympia, Wash.)   Jet City Velo    
5.  Alan Dudley (Riverside, Calif.)   Team Redlands    

Women 55-59 Points Race

1.  Elizabeth Heller (St. Louis, Mo.)   Quantum Mesa Cycles   37 
2.  Carol Johnson (Seattle, Wash.)   Puget Sound Cycling Club   10 
3.  Valerie Tiemann (Spring, Texas)   Northwest Cycling Club   -20 

Women 60-64 Points Race

1.  Jan Palchikoff (Los Angeles, Calif.)   Velo Club LaGrange   13 
2.  Sheila Walsh (Seattle, Wash.)   Jet City Velo   11 
3.  Lynn Rivier (Highland Park, Ill.)   Pact- DISH Network Cycling   4 

Women 65-69 Points Race

1.  Jo Johnson (Wilmington, Del.)   Riptide Cycling   -20 

Men 50-54 Points Race

1.  Donald Langley (Morgan Hill, Calif.)   Morgan Stanley Cycling Team   28 
2.  Curtis Tolson (Louisville, Ky.)   Kentucky Flyers Cycling Inc   24 
3.  Matthew Chambers (Ramona, Calif.)      20 
4.  E Eric Johnson (Seattle, Wash.)   Cascade/Major Taylor Project Racing   13 
5.  Andrew Nevitt (Saratoga, Calif.)   Morgan Stanley Cycling Team   9 

Men 40-44 Sprint

1.  Stephen Mclaughry (Portland, Ore.)   Bike Central    
2.  Todd Scheske (Rochester, N.Y.)   Genesee Valley Cycling Club    
3.  Jamie Mikami (Portland, Ore.)       
4.  Chris Deardorff (Camas, Wash.)   BRIHOP Cycling    
5.  William Wong (Alexandria, Va.)   National Capital Velo Club/UnitedHealthcare    

Women 35-39 Sprint

1.  Alexandra Mckay (Seattle, Wash.)   SCCA/Starbucks Cycling    
2.  Alexandra Mclaughry (Portland, Ore.)   Bike Central    
3.  Katie Bergerson (North Bend, Wash.)   Seattle Super Squadra    
4.  Jennifer Kalich (AROMAS)   Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club    
5.  Agnes Sauvage (Seattle, Wash.)   Seattle Race Club    

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