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USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships 2009

Date range:
December 10-13, 2009

December 11, 60-64:

Howe, Barnholt and Hall earn Master women's titles

By:
Stephanie Chase
Published:
December 11, 2009, 23:15 GMT,
Updated:
December 13, 2009, 15:11 GMT

Seven stars-and-stripes jerseys up for grabs on Friday for Master women

Kerry Barnholt (Scott Ritchey) made quite a comeback to racing with her win today.

Kerry Barnholt (Scott Ritchey) made quite a comeback to racing with her win today.

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Barb Howe (Vanderkitten) and Kari Studley (Velo Bella) are no strangers to the front of the race and the two riders took it upon themselves to decide the Master women's 30-34 race.

Studley pushed the tempo from the start leaving Howe to chase the Velo Bella rider down. It wasn't until the final laps when Howe caught and passed Studley that a significant gap established.

Howe's lead was so firmly established that she almost managed to sneak across the finish line without the announcers noticing the Vanderkitten rider. Studley faded to fourth behind Deidre Winfield and Andrea Smith (Minuteman).

Kerry Barnholt (Scott Ritchey) took a commanding victory in the 35-39 division, besting runner-up Linda Sone (Planet Bike) by 1:24. Nicole Duke finished in third place 21 seconds later.

Gina Hall won the 40-44 national title, soloing to victory 20 seconds ahead of a charging Wendy Williams (Hudz/Subaru), the defending 40-44 national champion. After faltering in the final laps, Williams fought back on the slick and muddy run-up to catch Elizabeth Frye (Boone Velo) and Shannon Gibson (Velo Bella) for a too-close-to-call sprint finish. It was the former national champ Williams who nudged the line first and her effort awarded her second place ahead of Frye and Gibson on the podium.

After catching and passing most of the younger field on the course, Kris Walker (Church of the Big Ring) and Karen Hogan (Chipotle-Titus) provided the day's most exciting finish in the Master women's 45-49 championship. Walker was able to hold off the surging Hogan to retain her stars-and-stripes jersey, but only after officials reviewed the photo finish camera.

"She was really closing the gap on me," said Walker. "I didn't really want it to be quite that close."

Marilyn Ruseckas (Seven Cycles) got the best of the nearly 25 riders in the 50-54 age division.

Multi-time national champion Diane Ostenso (Planet Bike) grabbed yet another title in the 55-59 age group as did Martha Iverson (Durango Wheel Club), the 60-64 champion, and Julie Lockhart (NEBC-CycleLoft-Devonshire), victor in the 65+ event.

Results

Master Female 65-99
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Julie Lockhart (Nebc/cycleloft/devonshire Dent) 0:43:11  
Master Female 60-64
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Martha Iverson (Durango Wheel Club) 0:38:50  
2 V. Sandy Gilliard    
DNS Flo Leibowitz (Pacific Power Blue Sky)    
Master Female 55-59
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Diane Ostenso (Planet Bike) 0:42:04  
2 Tove Shere (Thenationalsproject.com) 0:01:57  
3 Margaret Thompson (Team Hammer Nutrition) 0:02:24  
4 Carol Ruckle (Team Possibilities) 0:02:42  
One lap down
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
5 Tracy Lea (Team Fuji)    
6 Barbara Thiele (Team Rose City)    
7 Frances Summerhill (La Forza)    
8 Robin Macdonald-Foley (Judgement Velo/tbov)    
Two laps down
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
9 Andrea Carvey (Team Cross)    
10 Deb Creamer (Two Wheeler)    
11 Melissa Boyd (Pacific Power Blue Sky)    
Master Female 50-54
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Marilyn Ruseckas (Seven Cycles) 0:40:12  
2 Jane Finsterwald (Chipotle-titus) 0:00:46  
3 Ruth Sherman (Corning Race Team) 0:01:33  
4 Karen Kenlan (Bend Bike N Sport) 0:02:31  
5 Lee Smith (Team Group Health) 0:02:33  
6 Julie Bates (Team Roaring Mouse) 0:02:45  
7 Deirdre Garvey (Aca) 0:02:48  
8 Lori Smith (Lactic Acid Cycling) 0:03:17  
9 Pam Reid (Team Rose City) 0:03:47  
10 Karen Wilkinson (Team Group Health) 0:03:56  
11 Jennifer Hollibaugh 0:04:01  
One lap down
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
12 Linda Elgart (Webcor/alto Velo)    
13 Lynn Pitson (Carolina Masters Cycling)    
14 Carol Johnson (Team Group Health)    
15 Jeanine Bates (Hopkins Honda/code 3 Racing)    
16 Linda Bitner (Swift Cycling)    
Two laps down
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
17 Sandra Morrrissey    
18 Cindy Klyn    
Three laps down
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
19 Mary Ross (Multnomah Athletic Club)    
20 Adelaida Miro    
21 Renee Milton    
Master Female 45-49
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kris Walker (Church Of The Big Ring/realcyc) 0:38:17  
2 Karen Hogan (Chipotle-titus)    
3 Karen Brems (Webcor Builders) 0:00:04  
4 Beverly Chaney (Team Roaring Mouse) 0:00:23  
5 Lauri Webber (Secret Henry's Team) 0:00:44  
6 Catherine Walberg (Team Kenda) 0:00:52  
7 Katrina (trina) Baumsteiger (Team Rambuski Law) 0:00:57  
8 Beth Lyndon-Griffith (Hagens Berman Cycling) 0:01:15  
9 Michele Bliss (Chipotle-titus) 0:02:11  
10 Dorothy Wong (Team Cicle) 0:02:23  
11 Eileen Kelly-Foulston (Sorella Forte) 0:02:31  
12 Julie Jennings (Sunnyside Sports) 0:02:46  
13 Wanda Howlett 0:02:58  
14 Kathleen Bortolussi (HRS/Rocklobster) 0:03:23  
15 Jackie Cohen 0:03:34  
16 Julie Lewis-Sroka (Lake Effect Cycling Team) 0:04:17  
17 Elizabeth Harlow (C3-athletes Serving Athletes) 0:04:23  
18 Anne Linton (Sorella Forte) 0:04:33  
19 Janel Lodge (Blackmarket Racing) 0:04:44  
20 Susan Prieto 0:04:51  
21 Darcy Tiglas 0:04:55  
22 Teri Carilli (Nebc/cycle Loft/devonshire Den) 0:05:41  
23 Winona Hubbard (Bike Trip/santa Cruz)    
24 Jill Ballantyne (Sunnyside Sports) 0:05:55  
One lap down
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
25 Karen Goritski    
26 Jan Moss (Team Group Health)    
27 Sheilagh Griffin    
Two laps down
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
28 Lillian Schiavo    
29 Linda Maza-Sparks (Double Check)    
DNF Tammy Ebersole (Evolution Racing)    
DNF Jitka Cole (Starbucks / Scca)    
DNF Diane Conway    
DNF Cynthia Freed (Cucina Fresca)    
Master Female 40-44
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gina Hall 0:36:30  
2 Wendy Williams 0:00:20  
3 Elizabeth Frye (Boone Velo)    
4 Shannon Gibson (Velobella) 0:00:21  
5 Allison Baumhefner (Unattached) 0:01:01  
6 Kim Rueter (Sorella Forte) 0:01:43  
7 Brenna Lopez-Otero (Velo Bella/kona) 0:01:48  
8 Lora Heckman (Peloton Cycles - Specialized) 0:02:40  
9 Erika Krumpelman (Velo Bella) 0:03:28  
10 Jill Fattor (Unattached)    
11 Stephanie Uetrecht 0:03:34  
12 Becky Bjork (Bend Bike N Sport)    
13 Molly Martin (Nrc/kona) 0:03:38  
14 Rhonda Morin (Sorella Forte) 0:03:47  
15 Katrina Dowidchuk (Team DRT/Deep Blue) 0:03:49  
16 Joanne Stevens (Sunnyside Sports) 0:04:12  
17 Rachel Farrett 0:04:22  
18 Aimee Baker (Hopkins Honda/code 3) 0:04:23  
19 Julie Swearingen (Mountain View Cycles Hood Rive) 0:04:24  
20 Leah Sanda (Flatlandia) 0:04:35  
21 Virginie Calmé 0:04:41  
22 Sami Fournier 0:04:45  
23 Antonia Leal (Planet Bike) 0:04:48  
24 Suz Falvey 0:04:59  
25 Sharon Gregg (Blue Rooster/thesports Medicin) 0:05:01  
26 Rena Simpson 0:05:37  
27 Colleen Mcclenahan (Sorella Forte/specialized) 0:05:51  
28 Cynthia Engel (Webcyclery.com) 0:06:43  
29 Deborah Driver (Ragnarok Racing) 0:06:50  
30 Susanna Julber (Bend Bike N Sport) 0:07:18  
31 Karen Oppenheimer 0:07:37  
32 Wanda Simchuk (Twin Six/volker Bicycles) 0:07:42  
33 Allison Braddock (Momentum Racing) 0:08:27  
One lap down
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
34 Gina Miller (Sunnyside Sports)    
35 Penny Collins    
36 Dinorah Lawson (Celo Pacific)    
37 Kimberly Nuffer (Tough Girl / Scott)    
38 Cary Steinman (Bend Bike N Sport)    
39 Jenny Feix    
40 Rebecca Bozarth    
Two laps down
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
41 Kayla Thomason (Blue Sky Velo)    
Three laps down
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
42 Beth Mason (Verge Test Pilot)    
43 Annette Padilla (Celo Pacific)    
DNF Julie Browning (Cyclepath Racing)    
DNF Trudy Bjornsen (Davis Bike Club)    
DNF Renee Beckloff (Roaring Mouse)    
DNF Carrie Edwards (Sheila Moon/ Big Swingin' Cycl)    
DNF Mary Yax (Bend Bike N Sport)    
DNF Angela Connaughton    
DNS Jodi Connolly    
Master Female 35-39
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kerry Barnholt (Scott Ritchey) 0:42:55  
2 Linda Sone (Planet Bike) 0:01:24  
3 Nicole Duke 0:01:45  
4 Jenni Gaertner (Riverstone Women's Racing Team) 0:01:52  
5 Sally Annis (Nebc/cycleloft/devonshire Dent) 0:02:43  
6 Kristal Boni (Blue Sky Velo) 0:02:45  
7 Hollie Mcgovern (Sert / Sho Air) 0:03:12  
8 Amy Frykman (Team Delphine) 0:03:22  
9 Beth Burns (Veloce) 0:03:55  
10 Elizabeth Marzolf (Hagens Berman Cycling Team) 0:04:13  
11 Jadine Riley (Team Group Health) 0:04:22  
12 Holly Klug (Courage) 0:04:56  
13 Deb Whitmore (Bmw/bianchi) 0:05:01  
14 Renee Scott (Sunnyside Sports) 0:05:32  
15 Patricia Dowd (Team Delphine) 0:05:57  
16 Allison Snooks (Minuteman Road Club) 0:05:59  
17 Michelle Sinnott 0:06:16  
18 Dayna Deuter (Church Of The Big Ring) 0:06:58  
19 Ali Ritter (Hagens Berman) 0:07:01  
20 Maren Nelson (Buy Local) 0:07:07  
21 Jennifer Jordan (Hopkins Honda/code 3 Racing) 0:08:50  
One lap down
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
22 Kimberly Flynn (Vantaggio/ Specialized Scv)    
23 Jennifer Horn (Sorella Cycling P/b Bvm Engine)    
24 Kimberly Dubeck (Beans Bikes)    
Two laps down
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
25 Janet Trubey (Nccx)    
26 Laura Kozlowski (Velo Bella)    
27 Julie Holman (T.e.a.m. Fuji)    
28 Elaine Prause (Super Relax)    
29 Kristie Hamilton (Team Beer)    
30 Shellie Heggenberger    
31 Lara Sirois (Soulsport)    
Three laps down
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
32 Amanda Mcnabb (Team Group Health)    
DNF Stella Carey (Hrs-rock Lobster)    
DNF Meredith Miller (California Giant Berry Farms/s)    
DNF Nikole Rock (Ragnarok Racing)    
DNF Kathleen Mcmahon (Cucina Fresca)    
DNS Jessica Gallagher    
DNS Kate Bavuso (Team Kate)    
DNS Michelle Mishoe (Specialized River City Bicycle)    
DNS Tara Walhart (Team Campmor)    
Master Female 30-34
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Barbara Howe (Vanderkitten) 0:41:53  
2 Deidre Winfield 0:00:24  
3 Andrea Smith (Minuteman Road Club) 0:00:45  
4 Kari Studley (Velo Bella)    
5 Sarah Maile (Ventana Mountain Bikes) 0:01:29  
6 Kristi Berg (Redline Bicycles) 0:01:54  
7 Serena Bishop (Sunnyside Sports) 0:02:07  
8 Emily Van Meter 0:02:43  
9 Megan Faris 0:02:52  
10 Erika Powers (Revolution / Peak Fasteners) 0:03:04  
11 Heather Clark (Bend Bike N Sport) 0:03:20  
12 Shannon Holden (Vanderkitten) 0:03:25  
13 Kathleen Hannon    
14 Corey Coogan (Ridley Factory Team) 0:03:29  
15 Kristin Wentworth (Planet Bike) 0:03:30  
16 Nikki Thiemann (Pabst Blue Ribbon) 0:03:34  
17 Kristine Church (Humanzoom/ Pabst Blue Ribbon) 0:04:27  
18 Veronica Vega (Sunnyside Sports) 0:04:49  
19 Natalia Gardiol (Cambridge Bicycle / Igleheart) 0:05:09  
20 Marsa Daniel 0:05:48  
21 Becca Blay (Mafia Racing) 0:06:04  
22 Lindsay Kandra (Hammer Velo)    
23 Anne Love (Ubrdo Team Project) 0:06:15  
24 Mary "Evie" Boswell-Vilt (Unattached) 0:06:23  
25 Emily Kachorek (Beer) 0:06:42  
26 Haley Beann (Vanderkitten Racing) 0:06:51  
27 Lea Stralka 0:06:52  
28 Katie Melena (Hrs Rock Lobster) 0:06:57  
29 Elizabeth Allbut (Team Voler Tuesday Velo) 0:07:00  
30 Megan Cordes 0:07:07  
31 Karyn Abraham (Cycle U) 0:07:11  
32 Lindsay Jones (N/a) 0:07:16  
33 Courtney Green (Unattached) 0:07:22  
34 Allison Beall (Riverstone Women's Racing Team) 0:07:50  
35 Lea Julson 0:08:00  
36 Jennie Wade (The Church Of The Big Ring/rea) 0:08:14  
One lap down
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
37 Emily Thurston (Team Vegan)    
38 Beth Welliver (Vello Bella - Ellsworth)    
39 Bess Tonkinson    
40 Marissa Axell (Team Roaring Mouse)    
41 Michelle Monroe (Joselyn's/burnham Coaching)    
Two laps down
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
42 Erin Lindheim (Hopkins Honda/code 3 Racing)    
43 Annie Cheeney    
DNF Amanda Carey (Kenda/trainwitheric.com)    
DNF Rachel Cieslewicz (Monavie/cannondale)    
DNF Lyndsey Hawkins (Hunter Freewheel)    
DNF Kathryn Meckle (Cucina Fresca)    
DNS Miss Mary Perez (Vello Bella)    
DNS Amy Breyla (C3-athletes Serving Athletes)