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US Junior Track Championships - CN
ADT Events Center, CA, USA, June 30-July 3, 2004
Day 1 - June 30
Junior track riders christen the track
Winning the very first race on the brand new ADT event centre velodrome today was defending champion of the men's 17-18 year old Aaron Kacala (Cody Racing). It was Jared Downing (Major Motion) who took the honour of being the first rider out of the starting blocks on the new track, but Kacala's time of 1:07.898 later in the event was fast enough to take the win which adds to his already successful season, having won a Gold Medal at the Pan American Championships in May. Taking second place in the kilo today was Michael Schnabel (East Coast Velo)with a time of 1.09.248, with Daniel Holloway (Lombardi Sports/Klie) taking the Bronze medal.
In the men's 13-14 year old 500-meter time trial, it was Alex Coelho (Rio Grande) who clocked the fastest time to take the Gold medal. Coelho rode at 48.443km/h to beat out Alex Garcia (Major Motion) and Daniel Walker (NWCC/Alkek).
The first girl to win a medal at the new center was Colleen Hayduk (Los Gatos Cycling), who took out the women's 13-14 year old 500m time trial with a time of 39.738second to defend her title. Michelle and Kelly Lafleur (TeamSwift) took second and third place respectively.
Finally, Tela Crane (Red Racing) took out the women's 17-18 years 500m time trial with a time of 39.802 just edging out Natalie Klemko (ABD) for the Gold medal with Kara Snyder (Vortex) taking Bronze.
In other events of the day, Benny Swedberg and Lawson Craddock won their heats in the Junior Men 10-12 Scratch Race, Miguel Chavez and Shane Kline took out their heats in the mens 15-16 Scratch and Paulina Lopez and Shelby Eck won their heats of the womens 10-12 age groups two kilometer scratch race. The finals for these events will be held in the evening session.
In the Junior Women's scratch race, Kimberly Geist (East Coast Velo) from Emmaus, Trexlertown, showed what a thorough Junior track program can produce. This year she graduated from the 15-16 age group to immediately become successful in the 17-18 category. She won the National title in the scratch in a time of 12:28.016 (36.095 km/h) from the morning's winner of the 500m, Tela Crane (Rad Racing NW) with Natalie Klemko (ABD) taking third place.
In the men's points race Chris Ruhl took home the stars and stripes jersey for the first time in the 17-18 category. Like Geist, Ruhl also moved up from the 15-16 age group category this year after having won the Scratch race last year.
Finally in the men's 17-18 Keiren final, Ryan Nelman (Cody Racing) took the win in a time of 11.456 (62.849 km/h). Taking the Silver medal for the second time in the day was Michael Schnabel (East Coast Velo) with his teammate Ben Barczewski taking the Bronze.
Images by Mitch Friedman Photography
Junior Men 10-12 Scratch Race heats Heat 1 1 Benny Swedberg 2 Gabriel Alva 3 Davis Mefford 4 Jakob Smith 5 Aloysius Vita 6 Mark Cross Heat 2 1 Lawson Craddock 2 Dennis Nowak 3 Erik Volotzky 4 Derek Smith 5 Braden Smith Junior Men's 13-14 500m TT final 1 Alex Coelho (Team Rio Grande) 37.157 (48.443km/h) 2 Alex Garcia (Major Motion) 37.971 (47.405km/h) 3 Daniel Walker (NWCC/Alkek) 38.173 (47.154km/h) 4 Afredo Cruz (Major Motion) 40.285 (44.682km/h) 5 Njisane Phillip (Cuavas) 40.327 (44.635km/h) 6 Alan Ting (NWCC/Alkek) 40.458 (44.491km/h) 7 Ethan Bing (NWCC/Alkek) 40.997 (43.906km/h) 8 Richard Suditu (BBC-Bike N' Hike) 41.481 (43.393km/h) 9 Iggy Silva (Eddie B Racing) 41.737 (43.127km/h) 10 Parker Craddock (NWCC/Alkek) 42.144 (42.711km/h) 11 Chase Womack (LaGrange) 43.027 (41.834km/h) 12 Frank Vita (East Coast Velo) 43.496 (41.383km/h) 13 Andrew Harris (East Coast Velo) 43.587 (41.297km/h) 14 Jeremy Shirock (East Coast Velo) 43.954 (40.952km/h) 15 Samuel Womack 44.368 (40.570km/h) 16 Eric Dicorrado (Big Orange) 46.135 (39.016km/h) 17 Alexander Quintero (San Diego Bicycle Cl) 46.166 (38.990km/h) 18 Morgan Ryan (Scary Fast Racing) 46.947 (38.341km/h) 19 Joshua Womack (LaGrange) 47.329 (38.032km/h) Junior men 15-16 Scratch Heats Heat 1 1 Miguel Chavez 2 Brett Jacoby 3 Cody O'reilly 4 Justin Williams 5 Taylor Brown 6 Matthew Fox 7 Joseph Tokarski 8 Tristin Clark 9 Grant Boursaw 10 David Espinoza 11 Benny Volotzky Heat 2 1 Shane Kline 2 Daniel Hopkins 3 Jackie Simes 4 Ricky Cruz 5 Luke Cavender 6 Emil Marinov 7 Joe Perez 8 James Ryan 9 Ian Crane 10 Travis Burandt 11 Joshua Kelley Junior Men 17-18 Kilometer Time Trial Final 1 Aaron Kacala (Cody Racing) 1.07.898 (53.021km/h) 2 Michael Schnabel (East Coast Velo) 1.09.248 (51.987km/h) 3 Daniel Holloway (Lombardi Sports/Klie) 1.10.966 (50.729km/h) 4 Elliot Gaunt (Main Line Cycling Cl) 1.11.032 (50.681km/h) 5 Spencer Hartfeld (Echelon Santa Barbar) 1.11.434 (50.396km/h) 6 Devin Flaherty (ACT-Fraysse) 1.13.565 (48.936km/h) 7 Chase Renick (Team Swift) 1.14.155 (48.547km/h) 8 Richard Schenck (Salamander Racing) 1.14.292 (48.457km/h) 9 Brian Friend (East Coast Velo) 1.15.670 (47.575km/h) 10 Kyle Hughes (Canyon Velo) 1.15.989 (47.375km/h) 11 Philip Isaksen (Wheelsport) 1.16.658 (46.962km/h) 12 Jared Downing (Major Motion) 1.17.227 (46.616km/h) 13 Alex Kinzey (Vortex Cycling Club) 1.17.602 (46.391km/h) 14 Matt Cross (NWCC/Alkek) 1.17.899 (46.214km/h) 15 Ben Lanz (NWCC/Alkek) 1.18.288 (45.984km/h) 16 Matt Mosby (Los Gatos Bicycle Ra) 1.20.695 (44.612km/h) 17 Nick Vita (East Coast Velo) 1.22.032 (43.885km/h) Junior Women 10-12 - 2km Heat 1 1 Paulina Lopez 2 Elissa Stolman 3 Hannah Hayduk 4 Alexis Ryan 5 Amanda Duarte 6 Natalie Bing Heat 2 1 Shelby Eck 2 Coryn Rivera 3 Kendall Ryan 4 Alyssa Kimura 5 Taylor Meilahn Kelley Cahill Junior Women 17-18 500m Time Trial Final 1 Tela Crane (Rad Racing NW) 39.802 (45.224km/h) 2 Natalie Klemko (ABD) 39.868 (45.149km/h) 3 Kara Snyder (Vortex Cycling Club) 41.714 (43.151km/h) 4 Kelli Williams (Big Wheel) 41.868 (42.992km/h) 5 Sarah Levy (Rio Grande) 42.888 (41.970km/h) Junior Women 13-14 500m TT 1 Colleen Hayduk (Los Gatos Bicycling ) 39.738 (45.297km/h) 2 Mchelle Lafleur (TeamSwift) 41.331 (43.550km/h) 3 Kelly Lafleur (TeamSwift) 41.491 (43.383km/h) 4 Allyson Brunner (Kenosha Velosport) 42.644 (42.210km/h) 5 Shelby Reynolds (NWCC/Alkek) 42.683 (42.171km/h) 6 Mary Costelloe (East Coast Velo) 43.136 (41.728km/h) 7 Colleen Gulick (Lehigh Wheelmen Futu) 44.157 (40.764km/h) 8 Lauren Levy (San Diego Bicycle Cl) 49.171 (36.606km/h)