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US Collegiate Road National Championships - CN
Colorado, USA, May 8-10, 2009
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Stage 3 - May 10: Team time trials,
UC-Davis, Whitman emerge atop collegiate road cycling
The University of California - Davis pulled off wins in both the men's and women's team time trial to earn the Division I overall team title on the final day of competition at the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships. In Division II Whitman College also used a pair of stellar team time trial performances, including a win by their women, to hold off last year's champion, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and win the team omnium crown. Furman University proved tops in the DII men's team time trial, repeating their victory from a year ago.
The final day of the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships featured team time trial races on an 18-mile loop course in northern Larmier County. In the DI men's competition, the University of California-Davis's determination to earn the team omnium title was apparent as the men's squad of Paul Mach, Phillip Mooney, Will Riffelmacher and Adam Switters posted what would be the fastest time of the day at 35:17:41. The host Colorado State University Rams grabbed the silver in the men's team time trial 1:25 off the winning pace with the foursome of Zack Allison, Erick Carlson, Daniel Lionberg and Daniel Workman. The nearby Buffs of the University of Colorado-Boulder came in third only three seconds behind their Ram rivals.
The UC-Davis women carried on the momentum of their male counterparts, winning the DI women's contest and boosting their squad into the top spot in the team overall. Lisa Auchincloss, Amy Chandos, Larissa Fitchett and Danielle Haulman posted the fastest female time of the day, 1:20 ahead of the Stanford University trio of Arwen Bradley, Rae Brownsberger and Katy Keenan who earned second place. The Buffs of the University of Colorado also grabbed the bronze in the women's event with a time of 42:56:3.
Furman University's squad of Chris Butler, Spencer Beamer, Kit Hunter and Craig McKinney repeated their performance from a year ago, winning the DII men's event by only 11 seconds over Princeton's Nicholas Bennette, Nick Frey and Austin Roach. Whitman College's men's squad used their time of 37:22:9 to help boost their team overall standing.
The winners were apparent in the women's DII team time trial as Whitman, MIT and Yale University posted times more than three minutes ahead of their closest competition. The Whitman squad of Kendi Thomas, Mia Huth, Roxanne Pierson and Emily Rodriguez locked up the team overall with their time of 45:33:9, just ahead of arch rival MIT (Martha Buckley, Yuri Matsumoto, Laura Ralston and Zuzana Trnovcova). Yale's foursome came in at just over 47:00 to round out the top three for the DII women.
In the weekend's team overall, the University of California-Davis jumped from fourth to first in the DI team omnium standings with their wins in the team time trial event, earning the overall team road title for the fourth time in school history (1994, 2001, 2006). Last year's champion Lees-McRae College finished second in the 2009 standings despite another road race national title earned by 15-time national champion Carla Swart. The host Rams of Colorado State University used a balanced attack to finish third in the overall.
Whitman College used a stellar finish in the team time trial and a win by Kendi Thomas in the criterium to earn the DII team omnium crown and return the small Washington school to prominence. 2008 champion MIT had to settle for second despite a strong performance by its women's squad. Western Washington University held steady, repeating its third-place performance from a year ago.
In addition to the Stars-and Stripes national championship jerseys and the medals presented to all podium finishers, the USA Cycling Development Foundation will contribute a total of $5,000 to the top three programs in the final Division I and Division II team standings. As part the USA Cycling Collegiate Performance Awards program, the University of California-Davis and Whitman College will each receive $1,200, while runner-ups Lees-McRae and MIT will each receive $800 and Colorado State University and Western Washington University will each receive $500. Awards are provided to the collegiate club budget to be used for operational and developmental purposes.
Division I Men's Team Time Trial 1 University Of California-Davis 35.17 2 Colorado State University 1.26 3 University Of Colorado-Boulder 1.29 4 Fort Lewis College 1.32 5 Lees-Mcrae College 1.36 6 Marian College 2.01 7 University Of Arizona 2.18 8 University Of Florida 9 Stanford University 2.52 10 University Of Vermont 3.12 11 Midwestern State University 4.09 12 University Of California 4.45 13 Us Naval Academy 4.56 14 Lindsey Wilson College 5.16 15 North Carolina State University 5.48 16 University Of Oregon 5.50 17 California Polytechnic-San Luis Obispo 8.21 18 Kansas State University 9.08 DNS University Of Georgia Division I Women's Team Time Trial 1 University Of California-Berkley 41.30 2 Stanford University 1.20 3 University Of Colorado - Boulder 1.26 4 University Of Arizon 1.34 5 Lees-Mcrae College 1.46 6 Marian College 1.47 7 Fort Lewis College 2.08 8 Colorado State University 3.09 9 University Of Florida 7.28 10 Midwestern State University 9.05 Division II Men's Team Time Trial 1 Furman University 37.03 2 Princeton University 0.11 3 Whitman College 0.20 4 University Of Denver 1.45 5 Colorado School Of Mines 2.26 6 Western Washington University 2.47 7 Massachusetts Institute Of Technology 3.08 8 United States Military Academy 3.37 9 Cumberland University 3.47 10 Us Air Force Academy 5.09 11 Depauw University 5.17 12 Mesa State College 5.40 Division II Women's Team Time Trial 1 Whitman College 45.33 2 Massachusetts Institute Of Technology 0.55 3 Yale University 1.27 4 United States Military Academy 4.40 5 Depauw University 4.51 6 Colorado School Of Mines 5.42 Division I Overall Standings 1 University Of California-Davis 410 pts 2 Lees-McRae College 383 3 Colorado State University 336 4 University Of Arizona 334 5 Fort Lewis College 305 6 University Of Colorado-Boulder 301 7 Marian College 277 8 University Of Florida 260 9 University Of Vermont 258 10 Stanford University 249 11 University Of California-Santa Barbara 196 12 Midwestern State University 117 13 Us Naval Academy 94 14 Harvard University 91 15 California Polytechnic-San Luis Obispo 90 16 University Of California-San Diego 65 17 Purdue University 64 18 University Of California-Los Angeles 62 19 University Of Washington-Seattle 60 20 North Carolina State University 59 21 Lindsey Wilson College 58 22 University Of Oregon 55 23 Columbia University-NYC 50 24 University Of Minnesota-Twin Cities 48 25 University Of Wisconsin-Madison 46 26 Texas A & M University 40 27 University Of Nevada-Reno 38 28 University Of California-Irvine 34 29 University Of Virginia 25 30 University Of California-Berkeley 24 31 Indiana U-Purdue U-Indianapolis 23 32 Kansas State University 22 33 Washington State University 15 34 University Of Georgia 13 35 University Of Michigan-Ann Arbor 9 36 Lindenwood University 8 37 Clemson University 6 38 University Of New Hampshire 2 Division II Overalll Standings 1 Whitman College 500 pts 2 Massachusetts Institute Of Technology 373 3 Western Washington University 269 4 Us Military Academy 227 5 Mesa State College 222 6 DePauw University 212 7 Colorado School Of Mines 204 8 Princeton University 180 9 Furman University 158 10 Cumberland University 151 11 Yale University 137 12 Us Air Force Academy 129 13 University Of Denver 129 14 Mount Holyoke College 111 15 Pfeiffer University 94 16 DeSales University 87 17 Dartmouth College 87 18 Montana State University-Bozeman 74 19 University Of Montana 68 20 Emory University 68 21 University Of Wisconsin-Whitewater 58 22 Colorado College 54 23 Seattle Pacific University 52 24 University Of Colorado-Colorado Springs 49 25 University Of Northern Colorado 48 26 Brevard College 48 27 Georgetown University 46 28 Brown University 38 29 Bucknell University 31 30 University Of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 30 31 Mars Hill College 28 32 Johns Hopkins University 28 33 Whatcom Community College 25 34 University Of Montana-Bozeman 21 35 Kutztown University Of Pennsylvania 21 36 Tufts University 15 37 Saint Louis University 15 38 Claremont Colleges Consortium 10 39 Drexel University 7