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USCF National Track Championships - CN

Lehigh Valley Velodrome - Trexlertown, PA, August 27-31 2002

Event program and results    Men's IP    Women's IP

Day 1 - August 27: Women's 3000m Individual Pursuit

Angie Vargas
Photo: © Mike Gladu
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Angie Vargas (Atlanta, GA) is the new US Women's Individual Pursuit champion, beating Rebecca Conzelman (Allentown) in a close fought finale. Vargas, who trains in T-Town each summer and is coached by Lucy Tyler, has focused soley on the Individual Pursuit was happy with the win. She qualified second fastest in the morning behind Conzelman, but was able to overcome her in the final. Conzelman was happy with a silver, being first National Championships in track cycling. Conzelman will also be competing in the Women's Scratch Race on Friday and the Women's Points Race on Saturday.

The bronze medal went to defending champion Erin Mirabella (Frisco), who beat Ashley Kimmet (Serotta). Kimmet however took out the U23 title.


Photos by Mike Gladu

  • Angie Vargas gets last minute instructions from her coach, world class pursuiter Lucy Tyler.
  • Vargas awaits the start of the gold medal womens pursuit ride.
  • Genesis Scuba's Angie Vargas was clearly on a mission to win the Women's 3k Individual Pursuit.
  • Lucy Tyler calls out split times to Vargas in the pursuit final.
  • Becky Conzelman's first year on the track paid off with a silver medal in the women's individual pursuit.
  • Erin Mirabella rode in defense of her national pursuit title, but could only claim bronze.
  • Ashley Kimmet met Mirabella in the bronze medal final, claiming fourth overall.
  • Meet your new US National Womens 3k Individual Pursuit Champion - Angie Vargas (imagine the sound of uncontrollable giggling).
  • Women's Pursuit Podium - (L-R) Kimmet, Conzelman, Vargas, Mirabella, Hutchinson (places = 4, 2, 1, 3, 5).

Espoir women 3000m pursuit final

1 Ashley Kimmet (Serotta)

Elite women 3000m pursuit qualifiers

1 Becky Conzelman (Freddie Fu)                      3.53.078 
2 Angela Vargas (Genesis Scuba)                     3.53.460    
3 Erin Mirabella (Frisco Cycling Club)              3.56.337 
4 Ashley Kimmet (Serotta)                           3.56.453

Elite women 3000m pursuit final classification

1 Angela Vargas (Genesis Scuba)
2 Rebecca Conzelman (Freddy Fu)
3 Erin Mirabella (Frisco Cycling Club)
4 Ashley Kimmet (Serrota)
5 Shannon Hutchison (Litespeed/Atlanta Velo)
6 Jennifer Scott (All American Bicycles)
7 Katrina Berger (T-Mobile)
8 Annette Hanson (Team Rubicon)
9 Jenn Wangerin (Trek VW Midwest)
10 Kimberly Geist (East Coast Velo)