Two records, seven titles awarded on third day of Elite Track Nats


The third day of the 2011 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships witnessed unofficial track and national records and crowned national champions in seven categories in front of more than 600 spectators Friday at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Cal
The morning session featured qualifying heats for the men’s team pursuit, men’s sprint, women’s team pursuit along with the men’s and women’s three-kilometer individual pursuit for paracyclists. In the evening, national champions in the team pursuit, women’s kierin, men’s sprint and the paracycling individual pursuit were crowned.
World championship silver medalists Sarah Hammer (Temecula, Calif./OUCH Pro Cycling), Jennie Reed (Seattle, Wash./OUCH Pro Cycling) and Dotsie Bausch (Irvine, Calif./OUCH Pro Cycling) set an unofficial Home Depot Center Velodrome track record en route to winning the women’s team pursuit national title. The trio nipped the previous record of 3:27.5, set by the Ukrainian team during the 2008 World Cup, completing the three kilometer event in 3:27.448.
"It's awesome. This is our homebase,” Hammer said. “Being American, we obviously want to have the fastest time for women ever ridden here. That's something we had to put in the books."
"It's pretty special," Bausch added.
Michael Blatchford recognizes the effort of his opponent, Giddeon Massie, in the final round of the men's sprint.
Michael Blatchford recognizes the effort of his opponent, Giddeon Massie, in the final round of the men's sprint.
In the men’s sprint, Michael Blatchford (Cypress, Calif./Rubicon Cycling-Team Rubicon-ORBEA), who is on the comeback trail after a two-year hiatus, swept through each of the three rounds to secure the gold medal in the men’s sprint. Blatchford’s housemate, Giddeon Massie (Cypress, Calif./Bike Religion), also swept through the quarterfinals and semifinals in two races before falling to Blatchford in the finals. Kevin Mansker (Long Beach, Calif./Rubicon Cycling) outsprinted Jimmy Watkins (Bakersfield, Calif./Project London 2012) to earn the bronze. Matt Baranoski (Perkasie, Pa./Pure Energy Cycling-ProAirHFA) bested the four-rider field to place fifth.
“Coming to nationals is a stepping stone,” Blatchford said. “It's great to be in front of a home crowd again. It's been years since I've done that. I've been racing all summer and nothing has been here. It's good to come back to the boards and know that it's still in the tank. To have the jersey is pretty sweet."

Check this video by highlighting the men's sprint:
In the women’s kierin, 22-year-old Dana Feiss (Telford, Pa./CPT-Home Depot Center) topped the women’s field in a sprint to the finish, narrowly edging Shelby Reynolds (Cypress, Texas/Sugar Cycles), who earned the silver medal.
Fresh off representing the United States of America at the Junior Track World Championships in Moscow, Russia in August, Mathew Lipscomb (Decatur, Ga./Greenville Spinners), Paul Lynch (Colchester, Conn./Hot Tubes Development Team) and Gregory Daniel (Englewood, Colo./Chipotle Junior Development Team) teamed up with Ian Moir (Long Beach, Calif./Yahoo Cycling Team) to top the men’s team pursuit podium Friday night. The quartet posted a 4:24.420 to better the Broadmark Capital team of Zack Noonan (Kutztown, Pa), Roman Kilun (Oakland, Calif.), Daniel Harm (Southworth, Wash.) and Phillip Gaimon (Tucker, Ga.) by more than five seconds.
During the morning session of the qualifying round of the men’s team pursuit, the four-man team of Lawrence Nolan (Fremont, Calif./Team Specialized Racing), Dan Vogt (Corona Del Mar, Calif./Kentucky Flyers Cycling), Robert Black (Alachua, Fla./Saroff Racing Team) and Kurt Bickel (McKinney, Texas/Joe’s Pro Bikes) unofficially set a new masters 45-and-over team pursuit national record with a time of 4:40.084.
In the paracycling individual pursuit races Aaron Trent (Colorado Springs, Colo./Speedfix Racing) won the men’s C4 contest while Joseph Berenyi (Oswego, Ill./PSIMET Racing) narrowly edged Mark Gyulafia (Portland, Ore./Guinness Cycling Team) to win the men’s C5 competition. In the men’s BVI race, the duo of Clark Rachfal (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis Bicycle Racing Team) and David Swanson (Tucson, Ariz./White Mountain Road Club-Landis-Trek) topped the podium. Michael Farrell (Colorado Springs, Colo.) outsprinted William Mitchel-Chesebro (Carmel Valley, Calif./VRC-NOW-MS Society) to win the men’s C3 race. The team of Karissa Whitsell (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Lisa Turnbull (Springfield, Ore.) defeated Kimberly Borowicz (Evanston, Ill/Smart Cycling) and Kristen Meshberg (Lyons, Ill./ABD Cycle Club) to emerge victorious in the women’s BVI race. In the women’s C2 race, Allison Jones (Colorado Springs, Colo./Time Warner Cable Sport Racing) showed why she is the reigning world champion by catching silver-medalist Barbara Buchan (Boise, Idaho/US Paralympic Team). Greta Neimanas (Colorado Springs, Colo./Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12) narrowly edged Jennifer Schuble (Homewood, Ala.) to win the women’s C5 competition.
Saturday’s action will feature the points races, women’s sprint and the men’s kierin.
Tickets for the races Saturday night are still available via Ticketmaster, the box office at the Home Depot Center or at the velodrome box office (same day only). USA Cycling members are eligible for discounted tickets with their license. For group sales, please either call (887) 234-8425 or visit the AEG group sales web site. Admission is free for spectators to watch the contests on Saturday morning and Sunday.

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2011 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships
Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, 2011
Carson, Calif.

Women’s Keirin
1. Dana Feiss (Telford, PA/CPT-Home Depot Center Team)
2. Shelby Reynolds (Cypress, TX/Sugar Cycles)
3. Melissa (Missy) Erickson (Durango, CO/RockyMounts~Izze Racing)
4. Erin Glover (Portland, OR/Bike Central)
5. Anissa Cobb (Portland, OR)

Men’s Sprint
1. Michael Blatchford (Cypress, CA/Rubicon Cycling-Team Rubicon-ORBEA)
2. Giddeon Massie (Cypress, CA/Cody Racing)
3. Kevin Mansker (Long Beach, CA/Momentum Coaching Group p/b Atomic)
4. James Watkins (Bakersfield, CA/Momentum Cycling Powered by Hawk Relay)
5. Matthew Baranoski (Perkasie, PA/Pure Energy Cycling-ProAirHFA)

Men’s Team Pursuit
1. Ian Moir (Long Beach, CA/SEAL TEAM 3) 4:24.220
1. Mathew Lipscomb (Decatur, GA/ SEAL TEAM 3) 4:24.220
1. Gregory Daniel (Englewood, CO/ SEAL TEAM 3) 4:24.220
1. Paul Lynch (Colchester, CT/ SEAL TEAM 3) 4:24.220
2. Zack Noonan (Kutztown, PA/BROADMARK CAPITAL KE) 4:30.045
2. Roman Kilun (Oakland, CA/BROADMARK CAPITAL KE) 4:30.045
2. Daniel Harm (Southworth, WA/BROADMARK CAPITAL KE) 4:30.045
2. Phillip Gaimon (Tucker, GA/BROADMARK CAPITAL KE) 4:30.045
3. Austin Carroll (Orange, CA/FUN BOYZ) 4:32.817
3. Jake Hansen (Portland, OR/FUN BOYZ) 4:32.817
3. Zachary Kovalcik (Portland, OR/FUN BOYZ) 4:32.817
3. Al Urbanski (Portland, OR/FUN BOYZ) 4:32.817
4. John Tomlinson (Chicago, IL/CHICAGO) 4:35.332
4. Larry Stoegbauer (Evanston, IL/CHICAGO) 4:35.332
4. Liam Donoghue (Chicago, IL/CHICAGO) 4:35.332
4. David Moyer (Chicago, IL/CHICAGO) 4:35.332
5. Collin Berry (Huntington Beach, CA/1 YOUNG GUY & 3 OLD) 4:35.587
5. Keith Ketterer (Camarillo, CA/1 YOUNG GUY & 3 OLD) 4:35.587
5. John Walsh (Playa Del Rey, CA/1 YOUNG GUY & 3 OLD) 4:35.587
5. Kevin Phillips (Redondo Beach, CA/1 YOUNG GUY & 3 OLD) 4:35.587

Women’s Team Pursuit
1. Jennie Reed (Seattle, WA/OUCH PRO CYCLING) 03:27.448
1. Dotsie Bausch (Irvine, CA/OUCH PRO CYCLING) 03:27.448
1. Sarah Hammer (Temecula, CA/OUCH PRO CYCLING) 03:27.448
2. Ruth Winder (Lafayette, CA/TEAM UNKNOWN 03:46.218
2. Elizabeth Newell (Oakland, CA/TEAM UNKNOWN 03:46.218
2. Jennifer Triplett (Manitou Springs, CO/TEAM UNKNOWN 03:46.218
3. Lana Atchley (Huntington Beach, CA/COG CYCLING) 03:54.002
3. Kate Wilson (Los Angeles, CA/COG CYCLING) 03:54.002
3. Neva Day (Manhattan Beach, CA/COG CYCLING) 03:54.002

Men - Para - BVI
1. David Swanson (Tucson, AZ/White Mountain Road Club/Landis/Trek) 04:32.4
1. Clark Rachfal (Annapolis, MD/Annapolis Bicycle Racing Team/ABRT (Annapolis Bicycle Racing Team)) 04:32.4
2. Kevin Meyers (Greenfield, WI) 04:46.9
2. Robert Springer (Sturtevant, WI/Team Wheel & Sprocket) 04:46.9

Men - Para - C1
1. Anthony Zahn (Lincoln, NE) 04:51.5

Men - Para - C2
1. Brett Weitzel (Salt Lake City, UT) 04:50.2

Men - Para - C3
1. Michael Farrell (Colorado Springs, CO/) 03:34.8
2. William Mitchel-Chesebro (Carmel Valley, CA/VRC/NOW-MS Society) 04:11.0

Men - Para - C4
1. Aaron Trent  (Colorado Springs, CO/Speedfix Racing p/b Zubaz) 04:59.1
2. Sam Kavanagh (Bozeman, MT/Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club/Gallatin Alpine Sports/Intrinsik Archite) 05:04.0
3. Justin Widhalm (Fountain, CO) 04:33.9
4. Jeffrey Martin (Oceanside, CA) 05:23.8
5. Brian Grenier (Pine Knoll Shores, NC/Racing 4 Kids Foundation p/b Window Gang Racing) 05:39.4

Men - Para - C5
1. Joseph Berenyi (Oswego, IL/PSIMET Racing/PSIMET Elite) 05:06.5
2. Mark Gyulafia (Portland, OR/Guinness Cycling Team) 05:08.0
3. Jason Paxton (Cibolo, TX) 03:44.5
4. Zachary Linhardt (Oklahoma City, OK/Oklahoma City Velo Club) 06:28.4

Women - Para - BVI
1. Karissa Whitsell (Colorado Springs, CO/Paralympic Cycling Team) 03:51.4
1. Lisa Turnbull (Springfield, OR) 03:51.4
2. Kimberly Borowicz (Evanston, IL/Smart Cycling) 04:15.7
2. Kristen Meshberg (Lyons, IL/ABD Cycle Club) 04:15.7

Women - Para - C2
1. Allison Jones (Colorado Springs, CO/Cody Racing Team) 02:05.8
2. Barbara Buchan (Boise, ID/US Paralympic Team) 05:00.8

Women - Para - C3
1. Laura Sobchik (Santa Monica, CA) 05:10.6

Women - Para - C5
1. Greta Neimanas (Colorado Springs, CO/xXx Racing) 04:03.1
2. Jennifer Schuble (Homewood, AL) 04:04.0
3. Kelly Crowley (Redwood City, CA/Metromint Cycling) 04:10.4

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