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USCF National Track Championships - CN

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


Photos by Mike Gladu

Tandem Match Sprint

  • The Gomez Brothers, Raphael and Vincente, lead out Erik Bonser and Josh Weir
  • Beers and Haines have the apparent advantage, but Bonser and Weir will come back from this deficit to win the Gold Medal
  • Bonser and Weir take on Mike Beers and Brandon Haines in the final ride of the Tandem Sprint round-robin

Men's Scratch

Team Sprint

  • Wilsey Tools: David Wiswell, Jon Frederick, Erik Bonser to 5th place.
  • Kelsi Reese Fans: Eduardo Cocina, Kevin Belz, Trevor Matulys to 4th place.
  • Hammer Racing: Andy Sparks, Andy Lakatosh, Mark Guerin to 3rd place.
  • East Coast Velo: Ben Barczewski, Josh Weir, Mike Beers to 2nd place.
  • Focus 2004: Giddeon Massie, Jeff Labauve, Garth Blackburn to 1st place.
  • Giddeon Massie, Jeff Labauve and Adam Duvendeck seal the Focus 2004 sweep of sprint events

Men's Sprint

Women's scratch

  • Becky Quinn was the local favorite, coming back from injury and time off the bike to win the Women's 5 Mile Scratch Race.
  • Becky Quinn celebrates with coach Mark Whitehead after taking the Gold and winning automatic entry in the 5 Mile at Worlds in Copenhagen.
  • Women's 5-Mile pack at the gun. Two rain-related stoppages made things - interesting
  • Shannon Hutchinson and Sarah Uhl keep the pace going early in the Women's 5-Mile Scratch race
  • With 7 laps to go, Frisco Cycling's Suzie Tignor and Erin Mirabella go for the race winning lead-out
  • Sarah Uhl picks the win in the mass sprint over Mirabella (R), Becky Conzelman (L) and Becky Quinn

Men's Kilometre time trial

  • Mike "Speedy" Beers adds a second National Championship for the Kilo - to go with his Tandem Match Sprint Title from 2001.
  • Adam Duvendeck of Focus 2004 cracked a fast time of 1:07.641 which held until Mike "Speedy" Beers knocked two tenths off.
  • Marty Nothstein was prepared to ride the Kilometer TT in defens of his National Title. Even had a brand new, tricked out Australian BT bike. Due to the compressed schedule following the rain-outs, he scratched in favor of riding the Points Race heats and final the same night.

Men's Madison

Men's Points

  • Marty Nothstein had no trouble qualifying in a 20k Points Race heat that eliminated only 7 riders.
  • Jame Carney's training has been hampered by illness and injuries, but he still rides a very smart Points Race.
  • The Men's Points Race field cruises early in the Final under cool, damp and breezy conditions.
  • Colby Pearce worked hard to assure Jame Carney's victory in the Men's Points Race Final.
  • Marty Nothstein skipped the Kilo to preserve some chance of claiming his 27th National Championship in the Men's Points Race, but "Carney's Army" forced him to put in a supreme effort just to get on the podium.
  • Shortly after this Prime Alliance team meeting (Jonas Carney, Jame Carney, John Walrod), Nothstein and Jame Carney took a lap on the field, elevating Nothstein to the podium from 6th place and cementing Carney's win with a 2 lap advantage to everyone but Nothstein.
  • Jame Carney totally controlled the Men's Points race with the help of a few friends

Women's sprint


  • Tanya Lindenmuth sets the standard for the womens match sprint competition at US Elite Track Nationals
  • 2001 UCI World Junior match sprint gold medalist Sarah Uhl qualified second to Lindenmuth

Quarter finals

  • Tanya Lindenmuth of Focus 2004 seems pretty relaxed before the first ride of the 1/4 finals at Nationals - much less than coach Lucy Tyler.
  • Jamie Pettinato of East Coast Velo appears focused on the job at hand - beating top seed Lindenmuth in the best of three ride 1/4 finals.
  • Lindenmuth focused on Pettinato in the first ride of the 1/4 finals.
  • Tanya Lindenmuth lights it up for the win.
  • One lap later - were back to spins and grins.
  • Sarah Uhl, 2001 Junior World Sprint Champion keeping her eyes on her competition.
  • Sarah Uhl and "The Reaper" - Liz Reap - match speeds at the rail.
  • Sarah Uhl holds Liz Reap on the rail in their second ride.
  • Jennie Reed keeps her eyes riveted on the competition.
  • Karen Wooten leads out the sprint under the watchful gaze of Jennie Reed.
  • Martha Dunne gets a generous push from Mike Fraysse in her first ride of the sprint 1/4 finals.
  • Suzie Tignor of Frisco, Texas enters the competition fresh off her match Sprint victory at Masters Nationals.
  • Suzie Tignor gets the jump on Martha Dunne from behind in their first ride in the quarter finals of the women's sprint.
  • Tignor clearly looking at the body of Dunne even when the bike is aimed in a feint toward the pole.
  • Dunne (R) led it out the first ride, was forced into the lead in the second, and for the second time the result is the same at the line as Susie Tignor wins.

Semi finals

  • Suzie Tignor gave top seed Tanya Lindenmuth a run for her money in the Women's Match Sprint Semi Finals.
  • Tanya Lindenmuth keeps an eye on Suzie Tignor in their second and deciding ride of the Women's Match Sprint Semi Finals.
  • Liz Reap claims fifth place overall in the Women's Match Sprint Minor Final (over Jamie Pettinato, Martha Dunne and Karen Wooten.


  • Suzie Tignor stretches the final for Bronze out to three rides by taking the second ride of the best of three Final in the Match Sprint v. Jennie Reed.
  • Jennie Reed takes ride three over Suzie Tignor to claim the Bronze Medal.
  • Tanya Lindenmuth comes around 2001 Junior World Sprint Champion Sarah Uhl on her way to winning the Gold Medal.
  • Tanya Lindenmuth wipes her eyes on the cool down lap after winning the Gold Medal in the Women's Match Sprint.

Women's 500m TT

Men's 4000m Team Pursuit


  • Kissena of New York was first team pursuit out of the blocks - magazine publisher J.P. Partland leads out, followed by Jared Bunde, Greg Durovich and Eric Ragot.
  • Partland of Kissena pulled at the front for three laps and then dropped out to call out splits. Interesting idea.
  • Adrenaline of Atlanta - Steve Hogan, Adam Payne, Peter Antonovich, Wayne Whitesides.
  • Cycles de Oro - Rad Cunningham leads Stephen Prokopiw, Marcus Black and the one rider in CdO colors - Joey D'Antoni
  • Tri State Velo - Tim Reinhart, Nathan Rouse, Andy Crater and Michael Luther rode fourth and put themselves into first.
  • Prime Alliance - Kenny Williams led off for Michael Tillman, Jame Carney and Colby Pearce.
  • Mark Whitehead called the shots for Prime Alliance.
  • Michael Tillman, crowned Individual Pursuit Champ the previous night, brings Prime Alliance (Carney, Pearce and Williams) home in the fastest qualifying time for the team pursuit.

Men's Keirin

Men's 4000m Individual Pursuit

Women's 3000m Individual Pursuit

  • 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).

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