Marian College dominates team events

Hayduk takes women's points race; Espinoza wins men's sprint final

Four more national titles were awarded on Friday as the 2009 USA Cycling Collegiate Track National Championships continued at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center in T-town.

Marian College showed its strength on day two, winning both team titles up for grabs: the women's team pursuit and the co-ed team sprint.

In the team pursuit, veteran Marian riders Rebecca Finley, Sierra Siebenlist, and Megan Sommerville joined forces with newcomer Jacqueline Kurth who only got her first taste of track racing one month ago.

According to Sommerville, the foursome used Sienbenlist more this year. "Sierra took two full lap pulls this year," she said, explaining that the power rider took only half-lap pulls last year.

The result was a 1.2-second improvement over their 2008 victory even though last year's win came in the altitude of Colorado. The squad's 2009 time of 4:05.308 bested the 4:12.470 posted by the silver medal Lees-McRae team and the 4:17.204 posted by bronze medalist Fort Lewis College.

In the coed team sprint, Marian College was on top again, beating out the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Colorado State University.

Also on day two, Colleen Hayduk (Kutztown University) took her second national title in as many days with her win in the women's points race. The 60-lap contest featured sprints every six laps, and Hayduk crossed the line in first with 32 points compared to the 12 accumulated by silver medalist Missy Erickson (Fort Lewis College) and the 11 earned by bronze medalist Jacqueline Kurth (Marian College).

David Espinoza (Penn State) also scored his second gold medal of the week when he defeated Matthew Fox (Midwestern State) in the final of the men's sprint to defend his national title earned a year ago.

Espinoza says his performance bodes well for him as he heads into the USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships which are slated for next week in Carson, California. "I'm relaxed, having fun and feeling good," he said.

Eric Young (Indiana University) beat our Ben Barczewski (Columbia University) in the race for bronze.

The 2009 USA Cycling Collegiate Track National Championships will conclude on Saturday with the overall individual and team omnium winners being announced.

Interviews courtesy of Race Announcer John Beckman

Results

Men sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Espinoza  
2Matthew Fox  
3Eric Young  
4Benjamin Barczewski  
5Adam Leibovitz  
6Joshua Carter  
7Joseph Kukolla  
8Alex Siegel  
9Matt Jones  
10Weston Luzadder  
11Zack Allison  
12Patric Rostel  
13Nicholas Reinert  
14Matthew Holub  
15Tyler Matthies  
16Guo-Liang Chew  
17Zachary Felpel  
18Brett Sisto  
19Jose Soltren  
20Gregory Wesolowich  
Coed sprint, Division 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marian College (Sierra Siebenlist , Jacqueline Kurth , Matt Jones , Alex Wieseler)0:01:03.700 
2MIT (Yuri Matsumoto , Laura Ralston , Nick Loomis , Guo-Liang Chew)0:00:02.200 
Coed sprint, Division 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Colorado State University (Brenna Wozniak , Garrison Schulte , Christopher Hall , Zack Allison)0:01:04.700 
2Lees-McRae College (Chloe Jackson , Jennifer Greenberg , Wentworth Knipe , Christopher Dale)0:00:02.000 
Women points race
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Colleen Hayduk  
2Melissa (Missy) Erickson  
3Jacqueline Kurth  
4Brooke Crum  
5Elena Dorr  
6Rebecca Finley  
7Megan Somerville  
8Lauren Shirock  
9Martha Buckley  
10Tammy Wildgoose  
11Chloe Jackson  
12Yuri Matsumoto  
13Jennifer Greenberg  
14Stephanie Torres  
15Kelsey Hassin  
16Morgan Farnsworth  
17Lauren Tracy  
18Anna Sklorenko  
19Brenna Wozniak  
20Leah Oppenheimer  
21Sarah Sturm  
Women 3km Team pursuit
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marian College (Rebecca Finley , Jacqueline Kurth , Sierra Siebenlist , Megan Somerville)0:04:05.300 
2Lees-McRae College (Jennifer Greenberg , Kristin Jo Markham , Adormarie Martinez , Erica Zaveta)0:00:07.200 
3Fort Lewis College (Melissa (Missy) Erickson , Stephanie Falls , Ashley Grubb , Sarah Sturm)0:00:11.900 
4Penn State (Morgan Farnsworth , Jessica Kutz , Lauren Shirock)0:00:14.800 
5MIT (Martha Buckley , Yuri Matsumoto , Laura Ralston)0:00:15.300 
6DePauw University (Christine DiGangi , Emily Eissenberg , Jessica Hawkins)0:00:33.800 
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