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Sep 21

Six national titles awarded on time two of Collegiate Track National Championships

Colorado springs municipal airport, Colo. (September 20, 2013) – The first six nationwide titles of the 2013 USA Bicycling Collegiate Track National Championships had been awarded at the Colorado Springs Velodrome on Friday night.


After a stellar day of racing, Midwestern State University’s Jessica Prinner claimed two of the day’s six gold medals.

Women’s Individual Pursuit


Prinner’s first success arrived the individual pursuit which was held beneath the morning’s grey skies. Prinner was on fire, clocking a time of three or more: 55. 315 to take the day’s first gold medal ahead of Allie Dragoo (Marian University) who completed three kilometers in 3: 59. 069. Christa Ghent (University of Colorado) gathered bronze with a 4: 02. 602, finishing ahead of Nicolle Bruderer (University of Colorado) who posted a 4: 02. 622. Rounding out the podium in fifth was Alexis Skarda (Colorado Mesa University) with a time of 4: 05. 446.

Women’s Points Race


As the evening session rolled around, Prinner was victorious once more – this time in the women’s 20-kilometer points race final.

“It was a decent sized field. There were a lot of great racers in there. It was actually quite a sprinter heavy field, ” the particular 20-year-old said. “I knew which i had to get away at some point in the competition and that opportunity came at about 30 laps to go. I just got away and kept going and heading and going. I thought maybe they might catch me but they didn’t. inch


Find below for a YouTube video of UNITED STATES Cycling’s conversation with Jessica.

Prinner’s victory arrived by virtue of her twenty-eight points with gave her the particular podium’s top step ahead of silver precious metal and bronze medalists Jennifer Valente (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs) and Coryn Rivera (Marian University) who also amassed 17 and 15 factors respectively. Grabbing the fourth and fifth steps were Alexis Skarda (Colorado Mesa University) with eight points and pursuit silver medalist Allie Dragoo (Marian University) with seven.

Men’s Individual Pursuit

David Novak (Lindsey Wilson College) finished the four kilometers of the mens individual pursuit on Friday morning with a time of 4: 43. 319 to claim the second gold medal of the day. He beat out silver and bronze medalists Zack Noonan (Fort Lewis College) and Cameron Rex (Lindenwood University) who clocked 4: 46. 585 and 4: 51. 838 correspondingly. Rounding out the podium in fourth and fifth were Garrett Braun (US Air Force Academy) and Jonathan Freter (Lindenwood University) in 4: 53. 736 and 4: 53. 851

Men’s Sprint

Matthew Baranoski (Penn State) successfully defended his sprint title from a year ago when he bested silver medalist Aaron Kacala (Pikes Peak Community) in the first two trips of the gold medal final. Within the race for bronze, Kaleb Koch (Marian University) beat out Conor Klupar (Bellevue College) while Colton Barrett (Marian University) earned the race for fifth.

Women’s Sprint

Stephanie Torres (Marian University) rode her way into a Stars-and-Stripes jersey within the women’s sprint when she beat Jennifer Valente (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs) in the gold medal final. Penn State’s Mandy Marquardt stated bronze after winning against Coryn Rivera (Marian University). Corrie Karas (Marian University) won the contest for the podium’s final step.

Men’s Points Race

Jos Chalmers (Marian University ) scored forty two points to take the national title in the men’s points race before silver and bronze medalists Zack Noonan (Fort Lewis College ) and Colton Barrett (Marian University ) who also totaled 38 and 37 factors. Scoring 32 points for fourth place was Tyler Nothstein (Lees-McRae College) while Zack Lavergne (Colorado Mesa University) grabbed fifth with 31 factors.

Racing wraps up in the Colorado Springs Velodrome on Saturday with the time trials, scratch races, team pursuits, and team sprints. The entire individual and team omnium winners will also be named on Saturday, so stay tuned to www.usacycling.org for the competition report or follow #CollNats and @USACcollegiate on twitter for updates!

ADDITIONAL LINKS

Schedule and Start Lists — Results — Photo Gallery

2013 USA Cycling Collegiate Monitor National Championships
Colorado Springs, CO – Sept. 19-21, 2013

Women’s Individual Pursuit

1 . Jessica Prinner (Midwestern State University) – three or more: 55. 315

second . Allie Dragoo (Marian University) – 3: 59. 069

3. Christa Ghent (University of Colorado) – 4: 02. 602

4. Nicolle Bruderer (University of Colorado) – 4: 02. 622

5. Alexis Skarda (Colorado Mesa University) – 4: 05. 446.

Men’s Individual Pursuit

1 . David Novak (Lindsey Wilson College) – 4: 43. 319

2 . Zack Noonan (Fort Lewis College) – 4: fouthy-six. 585

3. Cameron Rex (Lindenwood University) – 4: 51. 838

4. Garrett Braun (US Air Push Academy) – 4: 53. 736

5. Jonathan Freter (Lindenwood University) – 4: 53. 851

Women’s Points Race

1 . Jessica Prinner (Midwestern State University) – 28

2 . Jennifer Valente (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs) – 17

three or more. Coryn Rivera (Marian University) – 15

4. Alexis Skarda (Colorado Mesa University) – 8

5. Allie Dragoo (Marian University) – seven

Mens Sprint

1 . Matthew Baranoski (Penn State)

2 . Aaron Kacala (Pikes Peak Community College)

3. Kaleb Koch (Marian University)

4. Conor Klupar (Bellevue College)

5. Colton Barrett (Marian University)

Women’s Run

1 . Stephanie Torres (Marian University)

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

3. Mandy Marquardt (Penn State)

4. Coryn Rivera (Marian University)

5. Corrie Karas (Marian University)

Mens Points Race

1 . Jos Chalmers (Marian College ) – 42

2 . Zack Noonan (Fort Lewis College ) – 38

3. Colton Barrett (Marian University ) – 37

4. Tyler Nothstein (Lees-McRae College) – 32

Zack Lavergne (Colorado Mesa College ) – 31

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