Sunday was a big day for Team Fuji-Salamander at the 2007 USA Cycling Junior Track National Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Colleen Hayduk collected her second national title of the weekend at the 7-Eleven Velodrome with a victory in the women’s 17-18 sprint. Nik Reinert also captured a second title, in the men’s 17-18 3km individual pursuit. And Shane Kline won the men’s 17-18 kilometer time trial.
After earning the top seed with a 200-meter qualifying time of 12.273 seconds, Hayduk took two straight rides from Dana Feiss (Young Medalist Cycling) in the final to claim another stars-and-stripes jersey.
Hayduk’s qualifying mark also earned her a second nomination to the team that will represent the United States at the UCI Junior Track World Championships in Mexico later this summer.
On Saturday, she broke an 11-year-old national record in the 500-meter time trial and earned an automatic nomination to the U.S. team. After eclipsing the world team time standard of 12.572 seconds and winning Sunday’s sprint, Hayduk will also receive a nomination to compete in that event as well.
Hayduk’s teammate Kline also turned in a solid performance on Sunday, winning the men’s 17-18 kilo with a time of 1:06.633 and beating the world team time standard of 1:07.888 to earn an automatic nomination to the U.S. team.
David Espinoza (Herbal Life-Bike America) clocked a 1:07.348 to earn the silver medal, while Ian Crane (Rad Racing NW) won bronze in 1:09.954.
Reinert took the men’s 17-18 3km individual pursuit with a victory over J.P. LeClair (Adobe-Schwalbe). After earning the second seed in the morning qualifying session with a time of 3:46.040, Reinert shaved nearly seven seconds off his time in the final against the top-seeded LeClair, clocking a winning time of 3:39.500. In the bronze-medal final, Joey Rosskopf (Aarons-L5 Flyers) beat fourth-place finisher Joseph Kukolla (Nova-ISCorp).
Reinert’s first stars-and-stripes jersey of the weekend came in Saturday night’s points race.
Although he won his second national title of the weekend, Reinert’s time of 3:39.500 in the pursuit wasn’t fast enough to earn an automatic nomination to the world’s team.
In the younger categories, several more events were contested that factor into the overall omnium standings. Sarah Chen (Home Depot Center) won the women’s 10-12 1km scratch-race final, moving into the overall lead with only the 2km scratch race remaining. Chen leads Tara McCormick (Lightning Velo) 12-10.
In the men’s 10-12 1km kilometer scratch race, Calan Farley (Young Medalist Cycling) added a victory to his win in Saturday’s 500-meter time trial to hold his lead in the omnium classification over Chris Baranoski (Cycle Sport Zaveta), 14-10.
In the junior women’s 13-14 4km scratch race, Hannah Hayduk (Team Fuji-Salamander) took the victory and moved into the overall lead with a 10-9 advantage over Christine Barron (Home Depot Center).
Jesse Marans (Major Motion Cycling) added a men’s 13-14 4km scratch-race victory to his earlier win in the 500-meter time trial to take a commanding 14-5 lead over Zachary Semian (Young Medalist Cycling) into the final event of the omnium.
In the junior women’s 15-16 500-meter time trial, Coryn Rivera (Kahala La Grange) set a new national record with a time of 37.364 seconds, breaking Hayduk’s previous mark of 37.470.
Alan Ting (Northwest Cycling Club) won the men’s 15-16 500-meter time trial with a time of 34.680 seconds.
The championships continue Monday with four more national titles at stake in the 17-18 categories – the women’s individual pursuit, the men’s sprint, the madison and the women’s keirin.
2007 USA Cycling Junior Track National Championships
Colorado Springs, CO
June 30-July 3
Men’s 17-18 3km individual pursuit
1. Nik Reinert (Mertztown, Pa.) 3:39.500
2. JP LeClair (Moraga, Calif.) 3:40.870
3. Joey Rosskopf (Decatur, Ga.) 3:44.218
Men’s 17-18 kilometer time trial
1. Shane Kline (Bally, Pa.) 1:06.633
2. David Espinoza (Wellington, Fla.) 1:07.348
3. Ian Crane (Sammamish, Wash.) 1:09.954
1. Colleen Hayduk (Kutztown, Pa.)
2. Dana Feiss (Telford, Pa.)
3. Crystal Nunnemacher (Allentown, Pa.)