Carson, Calif. (October 6, 2007) National champions were crowned Friday on day three of the 2007 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships as elite and U23 categories of the men’s and women’s sprint and points race were contested.
In the women’s sprint, Jennie Reed
(Kirkland, Wash./Momentum) began the day by qualifying first in the 200-meter time trial with a time of 11.708 seconds and finished it by winning two straight rides over second-seeded Liz Reap
(Jim Thorpe, Pa./T-Town Express) to win the national title. In the consolation round, Anna Lang
(San Diego, Calif./Home Depot Center) took two of three head-to-head-rides against Cari Higgins
(Boulder, Colo./Cody Racing) for third place.
In the four-woman heat to decide fifth place, Becky Lang (Paramount, Calif./Home Depot Center) claimed the final podium spot over Cristin Walker (Houston, Texas/Northwest Cycling Club), Heather Vanvalkenburg (Mira Loma, Ala.) and Mindi Martin (Saint Louis, Mo./Dent Wixard).
In the women’s points race, Becky Quinn (Manhattan Beach, Calif./South Bay Wheelmen) scored 29 points to take the national title by just one point over Heather Albert (Eagle, Idaho/America’s Dairyland). Although Albert lapped the field once to collect 20 of her 28 points, Quinn managed to score enough points in the ten intermediate sprints, placing in the top four in eight of them including a critical first-place finish in the final dash across the line to clinch the win.
Katharine Lundby (Solana Beach, Calif./Karl Strauss-SDBC), Catherine Fiedler (Long Beach, Calif./Home Depot Center) and Shelley Olds (Los Gatos, Calif./Proman-Paradigm) completed the elite women’s points race podium with 23, 13 and 9 points respectively, while 14th-place overall finisher Kacey Manderfield (Davisburg, Mich./Lees-McRae College) won the U23 national title.
2007 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships
Day Three Results:
1. Jennie Reed (Kirkland, Wash.)
2. Liz Reap (Jim Thorpe, Pa.)
3. Anna Lang (San Diego, Calif.)
4. Cari Higgins (Boulder, Colo.)
5. Becky Lang (Paramount, Calif.)
6. Cristin Walker (Houston, Texas)*
Women’s Points Race
1. Becky Quinn (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) 29
2. Heather Albert (Eagle, Idaho) 28
3. Katharine Lundby (Solana Beach, Calif.) 23
4. Catherine Fiedler (Long Beach, Calif.) 13
5. Shelley Olds (Los Gatos, Calif.) 9
14. Kacey Manderfield (Davisburg, Mich.) 0 *
*U23 National Champions
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