Though known as a sprinter Coryn Rivera (Proman Hit Squad) is no slouch on the dirt. The talented racer added another cyclo-cross national title to her collection on Friday in the women's 17-18 age group race, taking the win almost one minute ahead of Planet Bike's Kaitlin Antonneau.
"I took the hole shot and Kaitlin and I fought for the lead a few times," said Rivera. "I was able to ride the run-up and they ran it so I got some time from there. I put in a lot of work this year, so I'm happy."
Sarah Huang (Planet Bike), last year's 13-14 winner, moved up to the 15-16 age division and dethroned the reigning champ Alexis Ryan (SoCal Cross).
"The 15-16 division is a lot faster," said Huang, a two-time criterium national champion. "The course was much more technical and slick, but it was a lot of fun."
Tiziana DeHorney (Active Knowledge), the 2007 sixth-place finisher in the 10-12 age group, moved to the top step of the podium this year taking the 13-14 national title in a tight finish with silver medalist Emma White (Capital Bicycle Racing Club).
"I was so excited," said DeHorney. "I'm even more excited to wear my new [stars-and-strips] jersey. I love the color blue; [I] think I'm going to frame it."
A four-year cyclo-cross veteran, 11-year-old Mina Anderburg (Team Fuji) defended her stars-and-stripes from a year ago against nearly a dozen other 10-12 year-olds in the youngest female age division.
|1||Coryn Rivera (Proman Hit Squad)||0:29:53|
|2||Kaitlin Antonneau (Planet Bike)||0:00:47|
|3||Kendall Ryan (Socalcross)||0:02:04|
|4||Emily Shields (Carolina Masters Cycling Club)||0:03:21|
|5||Clarissa Freeman (Team Cross)||0:03:59|
|6||Katherine Shields (Carolina Masters Cycling)||0:04:46|
|DNS||Sarah Tannyhill (Rmcef-westside)|
|1||Sarah Huang (Planet Bike)||0:33:00|
|2||Alexis Ryan (Socalcross)||0:00:34|
|6||Madeleine Myall (California Giant Berry Farms/s)||0:02:13|
|7||Hannah Finchamp (Team C.i.c.l.e.)||0:02:43|
|8||Larisa Wade (Rad Racing)||0:03:08|
|9||Catherine Maier (Rad Racing Nw)||0:04:41|
|10||Maxime Schimmel (Bike Trip/scjcc)||0:07:42|
|DNS||Laura Wright (BMW-Bianchi)|
|1||Tiziana DeHorney (Active Knowledge)||0:16:45|
|2||Emma White (Capital Bicycle Racing Club/ C)||0:00:01|
|3||Laurel Rathbun (5280 Magazine)||0:00:23|
|4||McCauley Smith (Boulder Junior Cycling)||0:01:29|
|5||Andrea Casebolt (Rad Racing Nw)||0:01:37|
|6||Anna Suter (Black Sheep Jr Racing)||0:03:04|
|7||Rachel Dobrozsi (Qcw Lionhearts)||0:03:40|
|8||Kirsten Williams (Natural Grocers P/b Xp Compani)||0:03:59|
|9||Ellie Welshon (Black Sheep Junior Cycling)||0:04:02|
|10||Mackenzie Green (Lionhearts)||0:04:25|
|11||Anna Beshlian (20/20 Fuel)||0:04:55|
|12||Marisa Reid (Zteam)||0:05:58|
|1||Mina Anderberg (Team Fuji)||0:18:38|
|6||Frances Haley (Red Zone Cycling)||0:07:34|
|7||Cate McShane (Red Zone Cycling)||0:10:13|
|DNF||Veda Gerasimek (One Call Now)|