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
Tools: David Wiswell, Jon Frederick, Erik Bonser to 5th place.
Reese Fans: Eduardo Cocina, Kevin Belz, Trevor Matulys to 4th place.
Racing: Andy Sparks, Andy Lakatosh, Mark Guerin to 3rd place.
Coast Velo: Ben Barczewski, Josh Weir, Mike Beers to 2nd place.
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
Quinn was the local favorite, coming back from injury and time off the
bike to win the Women's 5 Mile Scratch Race.
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
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.
Duvendeck of Focus 2004 cracked a fast time of 1:07.641 which held until
Mike "Speedy" Beers knocked two tenths off.
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.
Nothstein had no trouble qualifying in a 20k Points Race heat that eliminated
only 7 riders.
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
Pearce worked hard to assure Jame Carney's victory in the Men's Points
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.
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.
Carney totally controlled the Men's Points race with the help of a few
- Tanya Lindenmuth
sets the standard for the womens match sprint competition at US Elite Track
- 2001 UCI World Junior
match sprint gold medalist Sarah Uhl qualified second to Lindenmuth
Lindenmuth of Focus 2004 seems pretty relaxed before the first ride of
the 1/4 finals at Nationals - much less than coach Lucy Tyler.
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.
focused on Pettinato in the first ride of the 1/4 finals.
Lindenmuth lights it up for the win.
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.
Reed keeps her eyes riveted on the competition.
Wooten leads out the sprint under the watchful gaze of Jennie Reed.
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.
Tignor gets the jump on Martha Dunne from behind in their first ride in
the quarter finals of the women's sprint.
clearly looking at the body of Dunne even when the bike is aimed in a
feint toward the pole.
(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
Tignor gave top seed Tanya Lindenmuth a run for her money in the Women's
Match Sprint Semi Finals.
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.
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.
Reed takes ride three over Suzie Tignor to claim the Bronze Medal.
Lindenmuth comes around 2001 Junior World Sprint Champion Sarah Uhl on
her way to winning the Gold Medal.
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
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.
of Kissena pulled at the front for three laps and then dropped out to
call out splits. Interesting idea.
of Atlanta - Steve Hogan, Adam Payne, Peter Antonovich, Wayne Whitesides.
de Oro - Rad Cunningham leads Stephen Prokopiw, Marcus Black and the one
rider in CdO colors - Joey D'Antoni
State Velo - Tim Reinhart, Nathan Rouse, Andy Crater and Michael Luther
rode fourth and put themselves into first.
Alliance - Kenny Williams led off for Michael Tillman, Jame Carney and
Whitehead called the shots for Prime Alliance.
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.
Garth Blackburn entered the competition as a dark horse, even though he
had been very successful on the 2002 Track World Cup tour.
by a keirin legend in his own right, Gil Hatton, defending National Keirin
Champion Marty Nothstein has never lost a keirin competition in his home town.
first shot across Nothstein's bow came in first round, where Blackburn
came the long way around the defending champ to win the heat.
took the initiative in the final, but Blackburn's Focus 2004 squad had
qualified all but one rider (Duvendeck) into the heat (L-R - Massie, Blackburn
comes the long way around again - to claim his first Elite National Gold
Medal over Nothstein and Josh Weir.
for Mom - Blackburn in the Stars and Stripes jersey.
mom! Guess what!
- The whole happy
gang - (L-R) Massie, Nothstein, Blackburn, Weir, Larry Detris (places
- 4, 2, 1, 3, 5)
Men's 4000m Individual Pursuit
Women's 3000m Individual Pursuit
Vargas gets last minute instructions from her coach, world class pursuiter
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
- 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
- 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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