Sep 22

Marian and Colorado Mesa top groups as Collegiate Track Nationals conclude

Colorado Springs, Colo. (September 21, 2013) – Marian University and Colorado Mesa University won the team omniums on Saturday night as the 2013 USA Cycling Collegiate Track Nationwide Championships came to an end at the Colorado Springs Velodrome.

Marian University successfully defended its Division I team omnium title from 2012, taking top honors for the eighth consecutive 12 months after claiming 20 top-five finishes over the weekend, including six gold medals. Grabbing second and third in the DI team omnium competition were Fort Lewis College and Lindenwood University .

In Division II, it was Colorado Mesa University to claim top honors after grabbing a handful of top-five finishes, including a silver medal in the women’s team pursuit. The U. S. Air Pressure Academy and the U. S. Military Academy were second plus third.

See the complete team omnium standings.

Climbing onto the top step of the podium for the men’s individual omnium upon Saturday night was Zack Noonan (Fort Lewis College). Among the results assisting to secure his victory were his silver medals in both the individual quest and the points race. Jessica Prinner (Midwestern State University) also claimed a well-deserved Stars-and-Stripes jersey for her win in the women’s individual omnium. Contributing to her title were her gold medals in both the individual pursuit plus points race, and her magical medal in the scratch race.

See the complete individual omnium standings.


A big contributor to Marian’s overall victory was Stephanie Torres whom added a 500-meter time trial win on Saturday to the sprint gold she took on Fri night. In the time test, the particular 20-year-old posted a time of thirty-five. 919 to take the win over Mandy Marquardt (Penn State) who clocked a 36. 830. Jennifer Valente made her way to the podium again for your bronze she earned with a time of 37. 335. Torres’ Marian teammates Coryn Rivera and Elizabeth Engwis rounded out the top five with times of thirty seven. 704 and 38. 311.

Penn California’s Matthew Baranoski added more hardware in order to his collection in the men’s kilometer time trial on Saturday, publishing a 1: 01. 920 for your gold medal. Marian University carried on its podium appearances though since the school’s Kaleb Koch and Colton Barrett were on the podium’s second and third steps with times of 1: 05. 046 and 1: 05. 260. Fourth and fifth places went to Santiago Velasquez (Colorado State University) plus Aaron Kacala (Pikes Peak Community College) with times of 1: 06. 601 and 1: 06. 715 respectively.


Providing quite a bit of excitement during the evening session was your women’s scratch race. Over the final’s eight kilometers, there were several unsuccessful breakaway attempts by Marian University, Colorado Mesa University and Midwestern State University riders. In the end nevertheless , it came down to a sprint win by Nicolle Bruderer (University of Co at Boulder). The sophomore crossed the line ahead of silver medalist Jessica Prinner (Midwestern State University) who has their self claimed two gold medals this particular weekend.

“The scratch race is a very unstable race so I just tried to remain in the front and it went kind of soft. If women attacked I made sure I was on their wheel. I just got luck I guess. ”

See below for your YouTube video of USA Cycling’s job interview with Nicole:

The scratch race bronze went to Coryn Rivera (Marian University) while Christa Ghent (University of Colorado – Boulder) plus Elspeth Huyett (Kutztown University of Pennsylvania) rounded out fourth and 5th.

Within the men’s scratch race, sophomore Dean Haas (Fort Lewis College) took a thrilling victory after having only taken part in a few scratch races ever. Johnathan Freter (Lindenwood University), who constantly tried to break away, grabbed the magical medal while Colt Peterson (University of Colorado at Boulder) collected bronze. Zachary Carlson (Marian University) and Michael Garrett (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) were fourth and fifth.


Marian University strengthened its number-one spot in the standings during the first event from the evening session when its mens and women’s team pursuit squads defended their national titles from a year ago. In the women’s event, Allie Dragoo , Emily Elbers , Corrie Karas , and Coryn Rivera clocked a 5: 09. 471 to take the gold medal ahead of Co Mesa University and the University of Co . In the men’s event, Marian’s Zachary Carlson , Jos Chalmers , Matt Gittings , and Adam Leibovitz posted a four: 35. 084 over the four kms to beat out Fortification Lewis College plus Lindenwood University .


Marian University claimed yet another success when it won the final event from the night – the Mixed Group Sprint. As the last heat, the particular six-person team of Zachary Carlson , Jos Chalmers , Matt Gittings , Kaleb Koch , Coryn Rivera , and Stephanie Torres posted a time of 2: fourteen. 427 to take the win ahead of Fort Lewis College and Colorado Mesa University .

ADDITIONAL LINKS : Schedule and Start Lists — Results — Photo Gallery

2013 USA Cycling Collegiate Track Nationwide Championships
Colorado Springs, CO – Sept. 19-21, 2013

Division I Team Omnium

1 . Marian University – 1200

2 . Fort Lewis College – 843

3. Lindenwood University – 768

four. University of Colorado at Boulder – 764

5. Midwestern State University – 742

Department II Team Omnium

1 . Colorado Mesa University – 1077

2 . U. S. Air Force Academy – 854

3 or more. U. S. Military Academy – 847

4. Ma Institute of Technology – 840

5. Penn Condition – Lehigh Valley – 486

Mens Individual Omnium

1 . Zack Noonan (Fort Lewis College) – 372

2 . Colton Barrett (Marian University) – 364

3 or more. Johnathan Freter (Lindenwood University) – 315

4. Dean Haas (Fort Lewis College) – 304

5. Zachary Carlson (Marian University) – 282

Can certainly Individual Omnium

1 . Jessica Prinner (Midwestern Condition University) – 474

2 . Jennifer Valente (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs) — 422

3. Coryn Rivera (Marian University) – 376

4. Nicolle Bruderer (University of Colorado at Boulder) – 374

5. Christa Ghent (University of Co at Boulder) – 332

Women’s 500-meter Time Trial

1 . Stephanie Torres (Marian University) – 35. 919

2 . Mandy Marquardt (Penn State) – 36. 830

3. Jennifer Valente (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs) – 37. 335

four. Coryn Rivera (Marian University) – 37. 704

5. Elizabeth Engwis (Marian University) – 38. 311

Men’s Kilometer Time Trial

1 . Matt Baranoski (Penn State) – 1: 01. 920

2 . Kaleb Koch (Marian University) – 1: 05. 046

3. Colton Barrett (Marian University) – 1: 05. 260

4. Santiago Velasquez (Colorado State University) – 1: 06. 601

5. Aaron Kacala (Pikes Peak Community College) – 1: 06. 715

Women’s Group Pursuit

one Marian University: Allie Dragoo, Emily Elbers, Corrie Karas, and Coryn Rivera – 5: 09. 471

2 . Colorado Mesa University: Ariana Dittmer, Ariane Horbach, Alexis Skarda, and Lexie Millard – 5: 19. 645

3. University of Co: Nicolle Bruderer, Christa Ghent, Robin the boy wonder Hackercary – 5: 22. 425

4. Fort Lewis College: Lauren Catlin, Maddie Chaves, Ivie Crawford, and Meghan Kane – 5: 24. 994

5. Midwestern State University: Jessica Prinner, Madeleine Steele, Angela Streadwick, and Ashley Weaver – 5: 25. 526

Men’s Team Quest

1 . Marian University: Zachary Carlson, Jos Chalmers, Matt Gittings, Adam Leibovitz – 4: 35. 084

2 . Fort Lewis College: Dean Haas, Troy Meeker, Zack Noonan, Max Thilen – 4: 38. 828

3. Lindenwood University: Devin Clark, Johnathan Freter, Jonathon Schilling, Cameron Rex – 4: 42. 895

4. Cumberland University: Logan Luker, Aubrey Moore, Thomas Schubert, Ryan Sullivan – 4: 43. 386

5. University of Colorado at Boulder: Bill Golembieski, Danny Hiller, Colt Peterson, Kevin Selker – 4: 45. 228

Can certainly Scratch Race

1 . Nicolle Bruderer (University of Colorado – Boulder)

2 . Jessica Prinner (Midwestern Condition University)

3. Coryn Rivera (Marian University)

4. Christa Ghent (University of Colorado – Boulder)

5. Elspeth Huyett (Kutztown University of Pennsylvania)

Men’s Scratch Race

1 . Dean Haas (Fort Lewis College)

2 . Johnathan Freter (Lindenwood University)

3. Colt Peterson (University of Colorado at Boulder)

4. Zachary Carlson (Marian University)

5. Michael Garrett (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Team Sprint

1 . Marian University

2 . Fort Lewis College

3. Colorado Mesa University

4. Colorado Condition University

5. Midwestern State University

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