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NCCA National Championships - NE
University of California - Berkeley, USA, May 9-11, 2003
Men: Berkeley too strong for Fort Lewis College
By Kelly Walker, USA Cycling and Sam Nainoa
California blue skies and sunshine greeted racers this morning at day two of the NCCA Collegiate Road National Championships, hosted by the University of California at Berkeley. Today's event, a 20.6 mile team time trial, was highlighted by the 12-second win of Berkeley over Fort Lewis College in the men's Division I race in a time of 55:29.
A majority of the spectators, including many of the volunteers, were wearing gold t-shirts in support of the home-school Berkeley and erupted into a loud roar as their team sprinted toward the finish over the last part of the course, a slight downhill straightaway that allowed the riders to be clearly seen for the last 500 meters.
"Everyone had awesome legs today, everyone was pulling through every time," said Matt Dubberly of Berkeley. His teammate Roman Kilun added that they were not exactly sure of their time splits so they kept going hard, "We heard that we were 20 seconds ahead at the first turn around, but that's all we heard, we didn't know about the other teams. When we practiced out here the gust practically blew us off our bikes, but today wasn't that bad."
While Fort Lewis College took second behind Berkeley the team was still satisfied with the overall performance and placing according to Cody Peterson, one of the four riders on the team.
"We weren't here last year so we didn't know what to expect, we knew we had to ride as hard as we could," said Peterson. "We really are a bunch of mountain bikers learning to cross over [to the road], so I think we did pretty good."
Fort Lewis finished in 55:41, an excellent time considering they lost one of their riders to a crash early on and chose not to wait for him. This meant they raced the remainder of the race with three riders while Berkeley finished with all four members of their team together.
The University of California at Davis finished in third at 56:22 followed by Colorado University (56:27) and Midwestern State University (56:32) in fourth and fifth respectively.
In the men's Division II category, Johns Hopkins University won convincingly with only three riders in a time of 55:51, a minute and a half faster than second place Colorado College (57:22). Johns Hopkins time would have been competitive in the Division I race. Dartmouth College took third place in 58:17.
Women: MSU Texas by seven seconds
Midwestern State University of Texas once again showed they have some of the strongest athletes in the women's Division I peloton as they took their second win in as many days in the team time trial in a time of 1:04:24, only seven seconds ahead of second place, the University of California at Berkeley (1:04:31).
"We were scared because we were down on time the whole way. It helped us to encourage each other during the race and decided to each take shorter pulls because I didn't have the best legs today after yesterday," said Stephanie Hannos of Midwestern State - yesterday's criterium champion.
Although Berkeley was slightly disappointed to lose by such a narrow margin, they said they were still pleased with the outcome.
"We don't have all the equipment for time trials. We really are all climbers and did our best. We are really proud of how we did and still beat third place by almost two minutes," said Meredith Fowlie of Berkeley.
The two schools have set the stage for a final day of fierce competition in the 5 lap, 77 km road race that is suited to those who can climb well.
The University of Florida followed in third place in 1:06:17 with Colorado University finishing fourth in 1:06:22. The University of California at Davis took fifth place in 1:07:35.
Dartmouth College won the women's Division II event in a time of 1:09:42, 25 seconds ahead of second place Yale University who finished in 1:10:07. DePauw University finished third in 1:12:24.
"We are excited because Yale has beaten us the last two years in a row, they've been the best, so to win by 25 seconds is great," said Amy Wallace of Dartmouth. She added that part of the women's team stays fit during winter by cross-country skiing and racing. She also added they are especially enjoying the beautiful weather during their visit to California.
The team time trial event adds a unique component to the NCCA Collegiate National Championships in that it is included in the overall points scoring towards the Team Omnium and truly exemplifies the team concept that is an integral part of collegiate cycling.
Tomorrow's final event, the road race, will start in Crockett and travel through the hills east of Berkeley. The women's road race will begin at 8:00 with the men's race to start at 11:30.
Men Divison I 1 Univ Of Ca-Berkeley Paul Reichardt 55.30 Benjamin Haldeman Matt Dubberley Roman Kilun 2 Fort Lewis Coll Lee Rosenthal 0.12 Cody Peterson Andy Guptill Anthony Colby 3 Univ Of Ca-Davis Daniel Sweet 0.53 David Lebauer Marc Collard Leif Johnson 4 Colorado Univ Collin Becker 0.58 Joshua Bezecny Ryan Lynch Aaron Brown 5 Midwestern State Bjoern Ossenbrink 1.03 Stefan Rothe Josh Holder Jeff Via 6 Univ Of Wisconsin Scott Grosz 1.25 Russell Cree Bryan Smith Nicholas Reistad 7 Univ Of Vermont David Sachs 1.50 Dan Cassidy Kevin Bouchard-Hall Michael Cody 8 Stanford Univ David Pierce 1.51 Tyler Ofstad Daniel Denning Michael Cleary 9 Miami Univ Of Ohio Ryan Gamm 2.02 Michael House Drew Vankat Scott Walters 10 Indiana Univ-Bloom Kevin Vanes 2.14 Chris Vargo Jason Mount Michael Kehrberg 11 Arizona State Ernesto Ramirez 2.48 Jeffrey Austin Joshua Ryan Ian Stuart 12 Penn State Bobby Lea 3.00 Michael Friedman Ryan Leech Joe Whitman 13 Cal Poly Slo Noah Temple 3.18 John-Paul Ballou Keith Donica Curtis Beavers 14 Univ Of New Hamp Zachary Soucy 3.37 Kirt Fitzpatrick Justen Peters Nicholas Hight-Huf 15 Univ Of Floridia Bernd Liesenfeld 3.41 Daniel Larson Marco Verwijs Steven Heal 16 Univ Of Texas Jackson Salling 4.05 David James Stephen Mcmillan Thomas Hallock 17 Univ Of Nebraska Geoffrey Bergmark 4.07 Ian Robertson Andrew Hammond Jeremiah Grell 18 Univ Of Ca-San Diego Eric Mellers 4.29 Tonatiuh Rodriguez-Nikl Geoff Rapoport Michael Hannon 19 Univ Of Wyoming Mark Milliken 4.30 John Peterson Clayton Barrows Scott Vogelmann 20 Univ Of Georgia Malachi Peacock 4.41 Nicholas Dale Chad Arnholt Nathan Piekielek 21 Univ Of Maryland Eric Fetterman 6.55 Sean Conroy Neal Bambha 22 Marion Jake Rytlewski 9.14 Allan Smith Brian Vaughan Jake Rytlewski DNS Virginia Tech David Allen Darroch Whitaker Dan Peairs DNS Univ Of Virginia Ian Ayers Christof Herby Andrea Dvorak DNS Us Naval Academy Ryan Tuttle Rondo Bauer Matthew Becker DNS Harvard University Christopher Akana Jay Ku Stuart Gillespie DNS Univ Of Ca-Sc Andrew Touchstone Ben Jacques-Mayngs Men Division II 1 Johns Hopkins Kris Hedges 55.51 Reid Mumford Edward Brignole 2 Colorado College Cody Powell 1.31 Josh Gewirtz Robbie King Matthew Merrill 3 Dartmouth College Tim Clement 2.26 Michael Barton Tom Temple Todd Yezefski 4 Univ Of Idaho Ben Memmott 3.07 Brian Martin Benjamin Zmuda Matthew Frost 5 Us Air Force Academy Bjoern Ossenbrink 3.14 Ryan Young Mason Jones Benjamin Moran 6 Kansas State Univ Scott Hammack 3.33 Brad Patton Michael Koons Dallas Burnum 7 American Univ Jonathan Craig 4.29 Gregory Abbott Chris Decker Matt Cooke 8 Lees Mcrae Coll George Howard-Heretakis 5.06 Weston Shirey Stuart Lamp J. Carl Grant Williams 9 Bates College Eric Knackmuhs 5.38 Nate Rogers Ari Dowilde 10 Bucknell Univ Kyle Lobisser 6.13 Brad Schaeffer Benjamin Turits Michael Hannon 11 Depauw Univ Aaron Vogel 8.09 Mark Labedz Matthew Allen Sean Barrie 12 Usma Cycling Joseph Quinn 8.12 John Turbeville Mario Giberti Brad Gates Women Division I 1 Midwestern State Janna Jackson 1.04.25 Stephanie Hannos Ivana Miucic 2 Univ Of Ca-Berkeley Stefanie Graeter 0.07 Kate Maher Anya Hinkle Meredith Fowlie 33 Univ Of Florida Lori Palmer 1.53 Amanda Hall Rebecca Mccilntock Valerie Parks 4 Colorado Univ Megan Melamed 1.58 Molly Hummel Erin Huck Sarah Poehlmann 5 Univ Of Ca-Davis Shannon Sobeck 3.11 Carina Bender Natalie Mik Diana Hassel 6 Univ Of Georgia Margaret Shirley 4.40 Anna Kelso 7 Stanford Univ Katie Behroozi 4.55 Melissa Gambol Mary Haw Ashley Fouts 8 Fort Lewis Coll Shelley Bower 5.01 Olena Whipple Christina Ruiter Darian Harvey 9 Univ Of Ca-San Diego Laura Resor 5.23 Megan Wemmer Ramlah Nehring 10 Cal Poly Slo Errin Benesh 5.25 Kathrin Weidemann Harmony Larsen Kristen Davis 11 Harvard University Kimberly Rothman 5.31 Amy Kerdok Julia Oh Ilana Brito 12 Univ Of Ca-Sc Brooke Miller 7.06 Erin Alders Libby Porzig Aileen Vandenberg 13 Univ Of Wisconsin Rachel Eichers 7.31 Megan Monroe 14 Marian College Abby Brerton 8.45 Sara Hickey Kristin Siebenlist Andrea Dvorak 15 Univ Of New Hamp Erin Olafsen 8.51 Emilie Weed Sheila Vibert 16 Washington State Tamara Dowers 8.51 Naomi Keilwitz 17 Indiana Univ Emily Baltes 9.33 Jennifer Hawkins Heather Woodhouse 18 University Of Oregon Erin Koenig 10.17 Amanda Studdard 19 Miami Univ Of Ohio Brianna Home 17.38 Courtney Bollman Deanna Fuster DNS Kansas Univ Jessica Drees Jennifer Tilley Women Division II 1 Dartmouth Coll Kristina Eaton 1.09.43 Amy Wallace Christina May 2 Yale Univ Andrea Schettler 0.25 Marissa Kellogg 3 Depauw Univ Jenna Boyd 2.41 Carol Hutton 4 USMA Cycling Michelle Arnold 4.16 Lindsey Melki Laura Harrington Laura McGinnis 5 Colorado College Alalia Berry 4.34 Stephanie Simpkins DNS Univ On Montana Kathleen Jones Anne Hubbs Overall After Day 2 Division I 1 University Of California - Berkeley 309 pts 2 Midwestern State University 288 3 University Of Florida 236 4 University Of California - Davis 229 5 Fort Lewis College 220 6 Colorado University Cycling 205 7 University Of Georgia 176 8 University Of Wisconsin - Madis 159 9 University Of New Hampshire 149 10 University Of Vermont 142 11 University Of California - San Diego 130 12 Stanford University 127 13 Harvard University Cycling Asso 126 14 Cal Poly Slo Wheelmen 123 15 Miami University Of Ohio 117 16 University Of California-Santa Cruz 116 17 Indiana University-Bloomington 112 18 Penn State 105 19 Oregon State University 84 20 Appalachian State 58 21 Marian College 53 22 Princeton University 51 23 Arizona State 42 24 University Of Virginia 36 25 Univ Of Texas 30 25 Washington State 30 27 Univ Of Nebraska 28 28 University Of Oregon 26 29 Florida State University 24 29 Univ Of Wyoming 24 31 Kansas Univ 22 32 Univ Of Maryland 20 33 UCLA 19 34 Virgina Tech 17 Division II 1 Dartmouth College 316 pts 2 Colorado College 255 3 University Of Idaho 191 4 Depauw University 177 5 Yale University 161 6 Johns Hopkins University 150 7 Usma Cycling 135 8 Lees Mcrae College 121 9 University Of Montana 120 10 Kansas State University 109 11 U.S. Air Force Academy- Cycling 106 12 Whitman College 105 13 American University 99 14 St. Louis University Cycling 84 15 Bucknell University 73 16 Vanderbiltuniversity 71 17 University Of Northern Colorado 66 18 Georgia Perimeter College 62 18 Us Air Force Academy 62 20 Wesleyan University 58 21 Bates College 48 21 Middlebury College 48 23 New Mexico State University 42 24 Brown University 36 24 Northwestern University 36 26 California Maritime Academy 34 27 Mills College 32 27 MIT 32