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US National Track Championships - CN
Frisco Superdome, TX September 7-11, 2004
Day 3 - September 9: Women 500m TT, Men Points Race
Conzelman doubles, Carney take gold and Blatchford qualifies fastest
By USA Cycling
Jame Carney focuses
Photo ©: Mike Gladu
The USCF Elite Track Nationals continued last night with the men’s 200m time
trial, the women’s 500m time trial, and the points race. Michael Blatchford
(Colorado Springs, Colo.), Becky Conzelman (Allentown, Pa.), and James Carney
(Durango, Colo.) became the newest national champions.
18-year-old U.S. Olympic Training Center resident athlete Michael Blatchford
(Colorado Springs, Colo.) posted a 10.719 in the 200m time trial last night
to qualify with the fastest time for the men's sprint. 2004 Olympians Giddeon
Massie (Lansdale, Pa.) and Christian Stahl (Bethany, Conn.) placed second and
third respectively with a 11.019 and a 11.076.
Becky Conzelman continued her winning ways last night, adding another national
championship title to her collection. After winning gold in the women’s sprint
on Wednesday, the Pennsylvania native raced the 500m in 36.272 to best silver
medalist Annette Hanson (Kirkland, Wash.) and bronze medalist Miranda Moon (Beaverton,
Jame Carney bested 2004 Olympian Colby Pearce in the points race to take the
win with 111 points. Pearce was second with 99, while 2003 National points race
Champion Jonas Carney took the third spot on the podium.
Images by Mike Gladu/www.velodrome.com
of the Superdrome" Nick Chenowth in his return to elite competition at
51, and representing doinhardtime.com, qualifies for the Match Sprint 13th
with a 11.957
Highway Patrolman Mark Garrett came prepared to ride the sprint tournament
qualifying 5th at 11.215, and entering the Team Sprint with Marcelo Arrue
and Johnnie Bairos, but a fall took a bit of the wind out of his sails.
National Keirin Champion Ryan Nelman was seeded 6th with a 11.304
World Sprint Silver Medalist Michael Blatchford rides to top seed with
a 10.719 200m qualifying TT for the match sprint.
Lakatosh placed 7th at 11.347
Boy Robert Lindstrom in 4th with a 11.164
Massie rode last but ended up 2nd seed with 11.019
Kelly scratched from sprints for obvious reasons.
Chenowth met Ryan Nelman in the first round.
the repechage, Chenowth goes full-flight early in an attempt to surprise
chases Chenowth for 300m before advancing to ride the top seed.
freshly bandaged Garrett watches as well-rested top seed Blatchford sets
up to pass underneath.
cools down after Blatchford leaves him behind -already thinking about
what he'll have to do the ride two of the best of three series.
Massie proves it's great to lead out match sprints on the Superdrome as
Robert Lindstrom tries his best to pass.
Conzelman and Tela Crane warm up for the 500m TT while the men sprint.
Bairos and Mark Garrett work out strategy after taking a beating from
the track surface AND top seed Michael Blatchford.
Benjamin topped the 500m TT start list and eventually claimed 5th place.
for third went to Rubicon's Miranda Moon
Hanson takes home Silver in the 500m TT.
Dunne pushed her backup bike to 4th place, but would really like her recently
stolen FELT back.
Conzelman earns her first Elite National Championship in the 500m TT.
at full speed was unbeatable, this time against a scuffed-up Garrett.
leads Massie in ride #2 - sending the pair to a third and deciding ride.
500m Podium - Kelly Benjamin, Annette Hanson, Becky Conzelman, Miranda
Moon, Martha Dunne
eliminates Chenowth - 32 years his elder - in the final repechage round.
advances over Lindstrom by taking the third sprint in the best of three
and Lindstrom shake hands after their battle.
Carney traded sprint wins with his brother in his last National Points
Carney and Colby Pearce leapt ahead in the points tally by taking a lap
Carney focuses his attention up track in the final laps of the Mens Points
Williams takes the final sprint, but the race win goes to Jame Carney.
Carney accepts the applause of the crowd on a victory lap.
Points Race Podium - Kenny Williams, Colby Pearce, Jame Carney, Jonas
Carney, Bobby Lea
Lea and Photographer Casey Gibson marvel at the latest in digital photo
technology in the hands of Colby Pearce.
shows off his awards photos to Jame Carney.
Mens Points Race Podium - Guy Nelessen, Mike Friedman, Bobby Lea, Josh
Kerkhof, Kevin Suhr
Day 3 - Thursday, September 9: Morning Session
- Men Sprint Qualification
- Men Sprint Round 1
- Men Sprint Repechage
- Men Points Race Qualification
- Men Sprint 1/8 Finals
- Men Sprint Repechage
Day 3 - Thursday, September 9: Evening Session
- Men Sprint 1/4 Final Ride #1
- Women 500m TT Final
- Men Sprint 1/4 Final Ride #2
- Men Sprint 9th-12th Final
- Men Sprint 1/4 Final Ride #3
- Men Points Race Final
Men's points race
1 James Carney 111 pts
2 Colby Pearce 99 pts
3 Jonas Carney 63 pts
4 Kenneth Williams 53 pts
5 Robert Lea 47 pts
6 Douglas Beck 44 pts
7 Michael Friedman 43 pts
8 Erik Saunders 43 pts
9 Joshua Kerkhof 32 pts
10 Guillaume Nelessen 30 pts
11 Charles Huff 29 pts
12 David McCook 25 pts
13 David Wenger 22 pts
14 David Bailey 20 pts
15 R Curtis Gunn 3 pts
16 Kevin Suhr 1 pts
17 Marcus Black 0 pts
18 Steen Rose 0 pts
19 Mat Stephens (18 pts)
20 Ryan Luttrell (-20 pts)
21 Walker Starr (-20 pts)
22 William Longstreth DNF
22 Daniel Holloway DNF
22 Dominic VanNielen DNF
1 Rebecca Conzelman (Frisco Cycling Club) 36.272
2 Annette Hanson (Team Rubicon/United) 38.18
3 Miranda Moon (Team Rubicon/United) 38.415
4 Kelly Benjamin (ABD Cycling Team) 38.759
5 Martha Dunne (Jelly Belly) 38.851
6 Suzanne Goodwin (Frisco Cycling Club) 39.026
7 Christi Chenowth (Hard Time) 39.201
8 Jamie Pettinato (Radical Media - CRCA) 39.856
9 Tela Crane (Rad Racing NW) 40.105
10 Ann Marie Love (Frisco Cycling Club) 42.944
Men's Sprint qualifications
1 Michael Blatchford (Veloworx Racing) 10.719
2 Giddeon Massie (Cody Racing) 11.019
3 Christian Stahl (Cody Racing) 11.076
4 Robert LINDSTROM (Saturn) 11.164
5 Mark Garrett (Veloworx Racing) 11.215
6 Ryan Nelman (Cody Racing) 11.304
7 Andrew Lakatosh (Tri-State Velo) 11.347
8 Kevin Belz (GS Tenzing) 11.371
9 Aaron Kacala (Cody Racing) 11.389
10 Timo Budarz (Bike Wave) 11.483
11 Christopher Henderson (Taylor Made) 11.557
12 Adam Smith (Guinness) 11.608
13 Nicholas (Nick) Chenowth (Hard Time) 11.957
14 Joel Kelly (Duke Realty) 12.084
15 Brent Stein (ESW) 12.161
16 Jason Romain (People's Burn Founda) 12.195
17 Stephen Stewart (Frisco Cycling Club) 12.959