Thursday, August 28, 2014

Masters Track Nationals End Sunday with Team Competitions

Redmond, Wash. (August 24, 2014) –The 2014 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships came to a close on Sunday as riders combined forces for the team pursuit, team sprint, and Madison competitions. In addition to the 14 national titles awarded, the Best-All-Around Teams were named. Those winning teams can be found here.

Team Pursuits

The Odd Man Out foursome of Kurt Broadhag (Los Angeles, Calif.), Jonathan Davy (Torrance, Calif.), Kevin Phillips (Redondo Beach, Calif.), and Benjamin Sharp (Boulder, Colo.) posted a finishing time of 4:45.250 in the men's 35+ team pursuit to beat out the East Plains Mt Men team of Daniel Casper (Northfield, Minn.), Brian Haas (Chicago, Ill.), Gregory Pent (Boulder, Colo.), and Jason Meidhof (Ramona, Calif.).

The men's 45+ team pursuit was won by Team Sofa King riders David Brinton (Los Angeles, Calif.), Chris Carlson (Plano, Texas), Dean Peterson (Indianapolis, Ind.), and Curtis Tolson (Louisville, Ky.)They beat out the Many More Marymoor team of Vern Cole (Kent, Wash.), Timothy Hughes (Olympia, Wash.), Ronald Sielinski (Redmond, Wash.), and Thomas Wick (Seattle, Wash.).

In the men's 55+ team pursuit, James Host (Plainfield, Ill.) joined forces with Lawrence Nolan (Fremont, Calif.), Christopher Regan (Washington DC), and Mark Sommers (Washington DC) to make up Healed Up Host and beat out the Boulder Orthopedics Team of Shannon Fox (Englewood, Colo.), Paul Mack (Lafayette, Colo.), Barry Messmer (Fort Collins, Colo.), and Steven Worley (Boulder, Colo.).

The Beach Bums foursome of Gerald Agnew (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.), Richard Lilleberg (Seattle, Wash.), Leo Pettus (Yorba Linda, Calif.), and Alan Wignall (Los Alamitos, Calif.) won the men's 65+ team pursuit with a 4:03.400 compared to the 4:21.395 clocked by California Dreamers' Richard Allen (San Mateo, Calif.), Jack Kelso (Pleasanton, Calif.), and John Petrakis (Sonoma, Calif.).

The first women's team pursuit was in the 35+ age group and it was the West Coast Women trio of Lana Atchley (Huntington Beach, Calif.), Beverly Chaney (Carmel, Calif.), and Jennifer Kalich (Aromas) to take the win. They bested the Pedal Pushers which was comprised of Danielle Cooper (West Hollywood, Calif.), Sarah Munoz (Redondo Beach, Calif.), and Elise Traylor (San Pedrosan Pedro, Calif.)

In the women's 45+ team pursuit, Jane Evely (Carnation, Wash.) joined Cynthia Maree (Seattle, Wash.) and Annette Williams (Kenmore, Wash.) to make up the Center Cycles-Starbucks team and to claim the national title ahead of Annabell Holland (Livermore, Calif.), MaryAnn Levenson (Menlo Park, Calif.), and Andi Smith (Menlo Park, Calif.) of the Fast Fourty Five.

Team Sprints

In the first team sprint of the day, the men's 35+, Brian Kesselman (Portland, Ore.), Stephen McLaughery (Portland, Ore.), and Kirk Whiteman (Portland, Ore.) teamed up to form Tempo Central and to outsprint the It's Raining Men trio of Mark Andersen (San Francisco, Calif.), Ethan Boyes (San Francisco, Calif.) and Kenneth Lo (San Francisco, Calif.).

In the men's 45+ team sprint, Patrick Larabee D.C. (Longmont, Colo.)  teamed up with fellow Colorado riders James Lawrence (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Peter Lucke (Louisville, Colo.) to form Team L3 and to take the national title ahead of Team Dixie Flyer trio of David Broekema (San Francisco, Calif.), Timothy Montagne (Sunnyvale, Calif.), and Bobby Walthour IV (Carmel, Calif.).

Raymond Gildea (Emerald Hills, Calif.), Keith Macbeth (Santa Cruz, Calif.), and Lawrence Nolan (Fremont, Calif.) formed Vintage Uncorked and sprinted their way into Stars-and-Stripes jerseys ahead of second-place team Last Minute...Again which was comprised of William Byatt (Cedar Crest, NM) and James Host (Plainfield, Ill.).

In the men's 65+ team sprint, Stanley Gregg (Kirkland, Wash.) collaborated with Mark Rodamaker (Los Altos, Calif.) and Reid Schwartz (Chicago, Ill.) to form Gregg's and to take first place against runner-up team South By Paramount which included Richard Lilleberg (Seattle, Wash.), Leo Pettus (Yorba Linda, Calif.), and Alan Wignall (Los Alamitos, Calif.).

Cheryl Fuller-Muller (Cumming, Ga.) and Gea Johnson (Scottsdale, Ariz.) formed a formidable duo as Make It Good and they won the women's 35+ team sprint ahead of EPS/Riptide Evolution team of Gwen Afton (Reston, Va.) and Andrea Brennan (Manasquan, NJ).

In the women's 45+ event, the SJBC Dixie Chix duo of Annabell Holland (Livermore, Calif.) and Buffie Wuestewald (Sunnyvale, Calif.) outsprinted Center Cycles pair Jane Evely (Carnation, Wash.) and Annette Williams (Kenmore, Wash.).


In the men's 35+ Madison, Jonathan Davy (Torrance, Calif.) and Kevin Phillips (Redondo Beach, Calif.) formed Team Spy Fly. They scored 31 points to take the win ahead of second-place duo Peter Coulson (San Diego, Calif.) and Kevin Schiller (San Diego, Calif.) who formed CFC 35MAD and scored 28 points.

In the men's 45+ event, one of the most exciting races of the day, Chris Carlson (Plano, Texas) and Curtis Tolson (Louisville, Ky.) took the victory as Team Whatchahadgotdat. The pair won the final sprint to score 22 points to claim the top step of the podium ahead of the silver medal squad of Matthew Chambers (Ramona, Calif.) and David Klipper (Portland, Ore.) who combined forces as Team CFC 45.

And that's a wrap from Redmond. Can't get enough of Masters Track Nationals? Check out the  COMPLETE RESULTS

Article Source: USA Cycling 

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