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NCCA Track Championships - NE
Indianapolis, Indiana, September 18-20, 2003
Day 3 - Saturday, September 20
Collegiate Track Nationals conclude in Indianapolis
Penn State ride away with the medals
By Andy Lee, USA Cycling
The 2003 NCAA Collegiate Track National Championships concluded this past weekend at the Major Taylor Velodrome in Indianapolis, Indiana.
In the men's events, Penn State University rode away with all but one of the national titles available largely in part to the efforts of Andy Lakatosh (Trexlertown, Pa.) and Bobby Lea (Mertztown, Pa.) who shared seven championships between them.
In the men's one kilometer time trial, Lea clocked a time of 1:06.641 to take the win ahead of his teammate, Lakatosh, who answered with a title of his own in the 200m time trial with a time of 11.410. Lea claimed his second national championship in the 3000m time trial with a time of 3:36.283 over second place finisher, Midwestern State's Stefan Rothe (Wichita Falls, Texas). His streak then continued with a win in the 30k points race over his Penn State teammate, Mike Friedman (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
Lakatosh wrapped up his individual honors as he claimed the men's sprint classification, after which the Penn State team of Lakatosh, Lea, and Friedman claimed the title in the Team Pursuit. The Indiana University team of Joshua Weir, Katherine Beyer, Simeon Commissiong, and Kristopher Keller bested the US Military Academy Team for the title in the Italian Pursuit.
In women's action, University of Florida's Rebecca McClintock (Gainsville, Fla.) took home the national championship in the 2000m time trial with a time of 2:49.032. Kristin Siebenlist (Indianapolis, Ind.; Marian College) won the 200m time trial with a time of 13.882. Carrie Kopernik (Milwaukee, Wisc.; UWM) was crowned national champion in the 500m time trial after posting a winning time of 40.919. Lori Palmer (Gainsville, Fla.) gave the University of Florida its second national championship after scoring 30 points in the 20k points race.
Finally, the women's sprint team closed out a successful event for Indiana as the trio of Elizabeth Milne, Nicole Vincent, and Beyer brought home the team sprint title in a time of 1:25.72.
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Men's points race 1 Bobby Lea 41 pts 2 Mike Friedman 27 3 James Hibbard 18 4 Andy Lakatosh 14 5 Stefan Rothe 13 6 Dan Larson 12 7 Mat Stephens 11 8 Tucker Brown 9 9 K. Benjamin Richter 7 10 Joshua Weir 7 11 Jake Rytlewski 5 12 Marco Verwijs 3 13 Scott Walters 3 14 Nicholas Dregne 3 15 Kevin Suhr 2 16 Daniel Mendoza 1 17 Tonatiuh Rodriguez-Nik 0 18 Jonathan Swain 0 19 Simeon Commissiong 0 20 David Wells 0 21 Daniel Holt 0 22 Brian Vaughan 0 23 Joshua Ryan 0 DNF Michael House 0 Team pursuit 1 Penn State 2 Marian 3 Florida 4 Miami Ohio 5 Indiana 6 Purdue 7 USMA Men's sprint 1 Andy Lakatosh 2 Timo Budarz 3 Brad Kemen 4 Simeon Commissiong 5 Nicholas Dregne 6 Jason Romain 7 William Cheramie 8 Joshua Ryan 9 Brian Vaughan 10 David Suarez 11 Dominic Van Nielen 12 Kevin Suhr 13 Mark Van Gemert 14 Mat Stephens 15 John Torbeville 16 Allan Smith 17 Jeremy Miller 18 K. Benjamin Richter 19 Charles (Joe) Eldridge 20 Joshua Weir Women's sprint 1 Rebecca McClintock 2 Nicole Vincent 3 Kristin Siebenlist 4 Elizabeth Milne 5 Michelle Arnold 6 Melissa Gambol 7 Alynda Boursaw 8 Katherine Beyer 9 Alexis Newell 10 Leigh Frame 11 Laura Mcginnis 12 Kathy Kilar 13 Elisabeth Schneider Women 200m Time Trial 1 Kristin Siebenlist 13.882 (51.866km/h) 2 Nicole Vincent 13.900 (51.799km/h) 3 Rebecca McClintock 14.118 (50.999km/h) 4 Melissa Gambol 14.379 (50.073km/h) 5 Alynda Boursaw 14.440 (49.861km/h) 6 Elizabeth Milne 14.672 (49.073km/h) 7 Katherine Beyer 14.757 (48.790km/h) 8 Michelle Arnold 15.109 (47.654km/h) 9 Alexis Newell 15.188 (47.406km/h) 10 Leigh Frame 15.477 (46.521km/h) 11 Laura McGinnis 15.971 (45.082km/h) 12 Kathy Kilar 16.701 (43.111km/h) 13 Elisabeth Schneider 16.761 (42.957km/h)