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Team Fuji-Salamander teammates Shane Kline and Nik Reinert both collected their third national titles of the week Monday as the 2007 USA Cycling Junior Track National Championships continued at the 7-Eleven Velodrome in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Kline won the men’s 17-18 sprint and later teamed up with Reinert to win the Madison, adding a second and third stars-and-stripes jersey to the one he won in Sunday’s kilometer time trial. For Reinert, the victory in the Madison complemented his earlier wins in the individual pursuit and the points race.
Kline posted the fastest time in the 200-meter qualifying round of the sprint — 10.685 seconds, which surpassed the time standard for an automatic nomination to the U.S. team headed to track world’s later this summer in Mexico. Keirin winner Justin Williams (Rock Racing) also met the standard, turning a 10.707 and collecting an automatic nomination.
In the final, Kline lost his first match in the best-of-three format to Williams, but bounced back to take two consecutive wins for the gold. David Engwis (Speed Zone) beat Lanell Rockmore (Young Medalist Cycling) in two straight rides to take the bronze.
In the Madison, Kline and Reinert teamed up to lap the field and score 17 points. Silver went to Team Rock (Ignacio Silva and Williams) and bronze to AMD-Discovery Channel (Ben Barsi-Rhyne and Grant Boursaw.
Also contested on Monday was the women’s 17-18 2km individual pursuit. There were only two entries, and Lauren Shirock (BMW Bianchi) clocked a 2:34.702 to win the gold over Morgan Farnsworth (Young Medalist Cycling), Shirock’s time was good enough for an automatic nomination to the world’s team.
In the final national-title race of the evening, Catherine Fiedler (Home Depot Center) outsprinted Colleen Hayduk and Dana Feiss in the finals of the women’s 17-18 keirin to win her second national title of the week. Fiedler also won the scratch race on Saturday.
Four national titles were also decided after overall omnium points were tabulated in the 10-12 and 13-14 age groups. The men’s 10-12 competition concluded with the 2km scratch race, in which Calan Farley (Young Medalist Cycling) rode to his third straight victory and earned the overall national title. With additional victories in the both the 500-meter time trial and the 1km scratch race earlier in the week, Farley scored a total of 21 points. Chris Baranoski (Cycle Sport Zaveta) took silver with 15 and Noah Williams (GS Tenzing), won bronze with 8.
In the women’s 10-12 2km scratch race, Sarah Huang (Kenosha Velosport) took the victory, but Sarah Chen (Home Depot Center) held on to win the overall title with a second-place effort. Chen also placed second in the 500-meter time trial and won the 1km scratch race to score a total of 17 points. Huang finished second overall with 15 points while Tara McCormick won the bronze medal with 13 points.
In the women’s 13-14 8km points race, Karla Lopez (Major Motion) took the win, but finished the overall omnium competition in second place behind winner Hannah Hayduk (Team Fuji-Salamander). Hayduk’s national title was a result of a fourth-place finish in the points race, plus a third-place effort in the 500-meter time trial and a win in the 4km scratch race. Hayduk finished with 12 points, with Lopez second and Kaitlyn Lawrence (Vortex) third.
In the men’s 13-14 omnium, Jesse Marans (Major Motion) finished on top with 19 points thanks to victories in the 500-meter time trial and 4km scratch race, as well as a second-place effort in Monday’s 10km points race. Nick Roeder (Bike Line) won the points race to secure second place overall with seven points ahead of third place finisher Amir Merali, who scored six points.
In addition to the stars-and-stripes jersey, the overall omnium winners of the women’s 10-12 and 13-14 categories were presented with brand-new Felt track bikes by two-time world champion Sarah Hammer during the awards presentation. Hammer will also present a Felt to the women’s 15-16 omnium winner and the top overall performer from the 17-18 age group on Tuesday.
The 15-16 categories also continued its omnium competitions as the women contested a 6km scratch race. Jessica Prinner (Athletes by Design) sprinted to a win over Coryn Rivera (Kahala-LaGrange) and Mary Costelloe (East Coast Velo). The men contested an 8km scratch race, won by Jacob Rathe (Beaverton Bicycle Club) over Daniel Heeley (Peninsula Cycle Club) and Kit Karzen (South Bay Wheelmen).
The championships conclude on Tuesday with the men’s team pursuit and team sprint, the women’s 17-18 points race, the men’s 17-18 scratch race and the men’s and women’s 15-16 omnium competitions.
2007 USA Cycling Junior Track National Championships
Colorado Springs, CO
June 30-July 3
Women’s 17-18 2km individual pursuit
1. Lauren Shirock (Emmaus, Pa.), 2:34.702
2. Morgan Farnsworth (Schnecksville, Pa.), 2:52.623
Men’s 17-18 sprint
1. Shane Kline (Bally, Pa.)
2. Justin Williams (Los Angeles, Calif.)
3. David Engwis (Kenosha, Wis.)
Men’s 17-18 Madison
1. Shane Kline (Bally, Pa.), Nik Reinert (Mertztown, Pa.) – Team Fuji-Salamander)
2. Ignacio Silva (San Diego, Calf.), Justin Williams (Los Angeles, Calif.) – Team Rock
3. Ben Barsi-Rhyne (Los Gatos, Calif.), Grant Boursaw (Stanwood, Wash.) – AMD Discovery Channel
Women’s 17-18 keirin
1. Catherine Fiedler (Long Beach, Calif.)
2. Colleen Hayduk (Kutztown, Pa.)
3. Dana Feiss (Telford, Pa.)
Men’s 10-12 omnium
1. Calan Farley (Pittstown, N.J.), 21
2. Chris Baranoski (Perkasie, Pa.), 15
3. Noah Williams (Flower Mound, Texas), 8
Women’s 10-12 omnium
1. Sarah Chen (San Marino, Calif.), 17
2. Sarah Huang (Kenosha, Wis.), 15
3. Tara McCormick (Long Beach, Calif.), 13
Men’s 13-14 omnium
1. Jesse Marans (Newport Coast, Calif.), 19
2. Nick Roeder (Orefield, Pa.), 7
3. Amir Merali (Miami, Fla.), 6
Women’s 13-14 omnium
1. Hannah Hayduk (Kutztown, Pa.), 12
2. Karla Lopez (El Paso, Texas), 11
3. Kaitlyn Lawrence (Emmaus, Pa.), 11