Leibovitz strongest of the men in Wisconsin

Marian University won its second consecutive Division I team omnium title, in part, due to criterium wins by Adam Leibovitz (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Kaitlin Antonneau (Racine, Wisc.).

The Mars Hill College Mountain Lions used a solid team finish in the men's criterium to overtake a strong squad from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology squad and win the DII team omnium crown.

"Today, we thought it was nearly impossible to win the team omnium," said Hugh Moran, Mars Hill College cycling coach. "We knew our women had to do very well; they ended up second in team points and that gave us a shot. We had to come from behind and beat MIT and stay ahead of Mesa. Everything just worked to perfection. All of the women rode well and with Kyle (Knott) winning the crit and the individual omnium - I couldn't be happier."

Alister Ratcliff (Durango, Colo./Fort Lewis College), who won the men's DI road race on Friday and placed 18th in Sunday's criterium, earned the DI men's individual omnium. Antonneau, who placed fifth in the women's road race before winning Sunday's criterium, earned the DI women's individual omnium as a freshman at Marian University. Kyle Knott (Mars Hill, N.C./Mars Hill College) finished fourth in the men's DII road race before winning the DII men's criterium and taking home the DII men's individual omnium title. Laura Ralston (Cambridge, Mass/Massachusetts Institute of Technology) won Sunday's criterium after finishing second in Friday's DII women's road race to garner the DII women's individual omnium.

Women's DII criterium

The morning started early with MIT continuing their domination of the DII women's division this time with Ralston winning the field sprint to take the criterium crown. With only one lap remaining in the 60-minute affair, the 31-woman DII field was mostly intact.

On the final time around the .9-mile circuit however a minor crash on the backside split up the group. Friday's road race national champion and last year's fourth-place finisher in the criterium, Martha Buckley (Cambridge, Mass/MIT) continued leading the sprint around to the finish with Ralston on her wheel and five others hanging on. Following Buckley, Ralston instantly opened a gap, executing a lead out in text book fashion to earn the sweep for MIT in the DII women's division. Dartmouth's Elle Anderson (Lebanon, N.H) and Kimberley Turner (Seattle, Wash./Seattle Pacific University) sprinted into silver and bronze medal position.

"It was a pretty fun, tactical race for the first half," said silver medalist Anderson. "MIT was definitely dominating, trying to get a breakaway, but I think the course today didn't really favor that because it wasn't quite technical enough. So, the first half of the race was just a lot of watching and trying to cover everything. It cooled down a little bit for the second half and it just lined up fine for the sprint. Since I don't have any other teammates, I just looked to the other biggest team, MIT, and I just lined myself up to be on the tail end of their lead out train. That worked out pretty well."

DI Women's Criterium

Collegiate cyclo-cross national championship silver medalist Antonneau captured her first road individual national title in the DI women's criterium. Robin Bauer (Shorewood, Wisc./University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and Madison local Holly Mathews (Madison, Wisc./University of Wisconsin-Madison) were able to stick to Antonneau and earn silver and bronze in the sprint.

"We pretty much stuck to our plan that we had as a team to go for all of the prime points," explained Antonneau. "Once we got past that it was time to go for the win, so we followed our plan and it worked to our advantage. It was really nice to race here, in front of my friends and family. I could hear them cheering every time I passed."

The DI women's field took off hard, losing many of the starters pushing to hang on just as the 60-minute race began. Despite the fast pace and aggressive primes, more than 50 of the 67 starters were able to finish with the main group; attesting to the growing depth of talent in the women's collegiate cycling.

DII Men's Criterium

Halfway through the 75-minute race Alejandro Padilla (Lebanon, Tenn./Cumberland University), Paul Webb (Bellevue, Neb./Mars Hill College) and Kevin Mullervy (Centennial, Colo./Mesa State) were comfortably off the front. With six or seven laps to go however, Western Washington's Steve Fisher (Bellingham, Wash.) drilled it, helping to bring back the break with two remaining. Team time trial champs Mesa State then took the reins and led the pack around to the final sprint.

"Going into turn two, my teammate, Paul Webb, screamed to get on him and we got around," explained Knott. "We jumped the Mesa State train and Paul took me all the way into turn four and then Mesa took back over. I came out of turn that final turn in fourth wheel. I jumped and never looked back; then I got it! It feels better than I thought. It feels amazing.

Ian Crane (Bellingham, Wash./Western Washington University) finished just off Knott's wheel for silver while Maxwell Anderson (Waukesha, Wisc./University of Wisconsin-Platteville) earned bronze.

DI Men's Criterium

Adam Leibovitz (Indianapolis, Ind./Marian University), Nicholas Inabinet (Boone, N.C./Appalachian State University), Stephen Bedford (Beaverton, Ore./Portland State University) and Gregory Christian (East Lansing, Mich./Michigan State University) got away mid-way through the 75-minute DI men's criterium and were able to hold off the field. Leibovitz, the reigning elite pursuit national champion, was then able to out-kick the group to win the title.

With Leibovitz in the break, the strong Marian squad organized at the front as the clocked ticked down and the final lap ensued; helping the leaders hold off the pack.

"We worked really well together in the break; just keeping the field off," said Leibovitz. "We could see the field on the longer stretches and they were a ways back. I did know how close they were and if I saw them getting too close, I was going to hit it. Ultimately it was a great team effort by Marian to shut the field down so people couldn't get up to my break."

Sam Bassetti (San Geronimo, Calif./University of California-Davis) won the field sprint, and nearly caught the break group, to grab the final podium spot.

The 2011 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships wrapped up with an awards ceremony honoring the criterium champions and all of the weekend's omnium winners.

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Criterium Men D2 Nationals Crit
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kyle Knott (Mars Hill College)1:14:29
2Ian Crane (Western Washington University)0:00:01
3Maxwell Anderson (University of Wisconsin-Platteville)Row 2 - Cell 2
4Conor Mullervy (Mesa State College)Row 3 - Cell 2
5Robin Carpenter (Swarthmore College)Row 4 - Cell 2
6Richard Geng (Mesa State College)Row 5 - Cell 2
7Nicholas Boulle (Southern Methodist University)Row 6 - Cell 2
8James Bird (University of Montana)Row 7 - Cell 2
9Sebastian Scherf (Mars Hill College)0:00:02
10John Wofford (Wake Forest University)Row 9 - Cell 2
11Evan Murphy (Rhode Island School of Design)Row 10 - Cell 2
12Nick Garcia (US Military Academy)Row 11 - Cell 2
13Andrew Baker (Furman University)Row 12 - Cell 2
14Matthew Rinehart (Duke University)Row 13 - Cell 2
15Brooks Bostick (College of Charleston)Row 14 - Cell 2
16Robert Ferris (Duke University)0:00:03
17Spencer Schaber (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)Row 16 - Cell 2
18Scott Hoffner (Brevard College)Row 17 - Cell 2
19Brian Arne (College of Charleston)0:00:04
20Joe Magro (University of Notre Dame)Row 19 - Cell 2
21Patric Rostel (Mesa State College)Row 20 - Cell 2
22Gael Hagan (Duke University)Row 21 - Cell 2
23Brian Parker (Boise State University)Row 22 - Cell 2
24Rodney Kauffman (Millersville University-Pennsylvania)0:00:05
25Carson Christen (University of Northern Iowa)0:00:04
26Kaleb Naegeli (Duke University)0:00:05
27Ryan Short (Western Washington University)Row 26 - Cell 2
28Frank Cusimano (Southern Methodist University)Row 27 - Cell 2
29Jeffrey Salvitti (Bucknell University)Row 28 - Cell 2
30Brenden Siekman (US Military Academy)Row 29 - Cell 2
31Steven Rusnak (US Military Academy)0:00:06
32Nathan Keck (University of Montana)Row 31 - Cell 2
33Mathew Meunier (Cumberland University)0:00:07
34Bryan Underwood (Brevard College)Row 33 - Cell 2
35Brian Boyle (University of Notre Dame)Row 34 - Cell 2
36James McCabe (Wake Forest University)Row 35 - Cell 2
37Gregory Grosicki (College of William and Mary)Row 36 - Cell 2
38Alejandro Padilla (Cumberland University)Row 37 - Cell 2
39Michael Robinson (Mars Hill College)Row 38 - Cell 2
40James Thornton (US Military Academy)0:00:08
41Logan Evans (University of North Dakota)Row 40 - Cell 2
42Corey Meyer (Brevard College)Row 41 - Cell 2
43Michael Palevo (Brevard College)0:00:09
44Edward Grystar (Brown University)Row 43 - Cell 2
45ryan Spaulding (Humboldt State University)Row 44 - Cell 2
46Cody Goettl (University of Wisconsin-Stout)0:00:10
47Bryce Daviess (University of Montana)Row 46 - Cell 2
48Samuel Forsyth (Montana State University-Bozeman)Row 47 - Cell 2
49Benjamin Barry (Humboldt State University)0:00:11
50Frank Herbst (University of Denver)Row 49 - Cell 2
51John Rhoden (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)Row 50 - Cell 2
52Robert Burnett (Franklin and Marshall College)0:00:12
53Will Boylston (Dartmouth College)Row 52 - Cell 2
54Evan Cooper (Tufts University)0:00:15
55Britton Kinnard (Cumberland University)0:00:16
56Steve Fisher (Western Washington University)0:00:17
57Arthur Moran (Wentworth Institute of Technology)0:00:20
58Paul Webb (Mars Hill College)0:00:22
59Peter Hagerty (Rochester Institute of Technology)Row 58 - Cell 2
60Ryan Sullivan (Cumberland University)0:00:25
61Kevin Mullervy (Mesa State College)0:00:33
62Alejandro Gomez (New Mexico State University)Row 61 - Cell 2
63Taylor Kobayashi (University of St Thomas)Row 62 - Cell 2
DNFJesse Williams (University of Chicago)Row 63 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Spring (Western Washington University)Row 64 - Cell 2
DNFZachary LaBry (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)Row 65 - Cell 2
DNFErik Sanders (University of North Dakota)Row 66 - Cell 2
DNFDan Ipp (Rochester Institute of Technology)Row 67 - Cell 2
DNFMatthew Nichols (Dartmouth College)Row 68 - Cell 2
DNFCharles Salzer (Franklin and Marshall College)Row 69 - Cell 2
DNFRobert Abramo (Villanova University)Row 70 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Garrett (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)Row 71 - Cell 2
DNFBenjamin Grass (Dartmouth College)Row 72 - Cell 2
DNFDavid Talbott (University of Tennessee-Chattanooga)Row 73 - Cell 2
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Criterium Men D1 Nationals Crit
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Adam Leibovitz (Marian University)1:14:03
2nicholas inabinet (Appalachian State University)Row 1 - Cell 2
3Stephen Bedford (Portland State University)0:00:01
4Gregory Christian (Michigan State University)0:00:02
5Sam Bassetti (University of California-Davis)0:00:04
6Christopher Haga (Texas A & M University)0:00:05
7Eric Young (Indiana University-Bloomington)Row 6 - Cell 2
8Bryan Larsen (University of California-Irvine)Row 7 - Cell 2
9Zack Allison (Colorado State University)Row 8 - Cell 2
10Joe Iannarelli (California State University-Sacramento)Row 9 - Cell 2
11Cody Foster (Texas A & M University)Row 10 - Cell 2
12Alex Wieseler (Marian University)Row 11 - Cell 2
13Gabriel Baca (Midwestern State University)Row 12 - Cell 2
14Clayton Omer (Appalachian State University)0:00:06
15Zachary Felpel (Lees-McRae College)Row 14 - Cell 2
16Wyatt Stoup (Pennsylvania State University)Row 15 - Cell 2
17Eric Lau (Stanford University)Row 16 - Cell 2
18Alister Ratcliff (Fort Lewis College)Row 17 - Cell 2
19Josh Yeaton (University of Colorado-Boulder)Row 18 - Cell 2
20Brandon Feehery (Lindenwood University)0:00:07
21Christopher Dudley (University of Nevada-Reno)Row 20 - Cell 2
22Max Korus (University of Pennsylvania)Row 21 - Cell 2
23Tim Norris (Lindenwood University)Row 22 - Cell 2
24Brian Sheedy (Lees-McRae College)Row 23 - Cell 2
25Steven Larsen (California Polytechnic-San Luis Obispo)Row 24 - Cell 2
26Jesse Goodrich (University of Colorado-Boulder)Row 25 - Cell 2
27Daniel Katz (University of California-Santa Barbara)Row 26 - Cell 2
28Arnaud Borner (Pennsylvania State University)Row 27 - Cell 2
29Andre Vandenberg (Appalachian State University)Row 28 - Cell 2
30Alexander Yeh (Stanford University)Row 29 - Cell 2
31Alexander Meyer (University of Wisconsin-Madison)Row 30 - Cell 2
32Griffin Easter (Fort Lewis College)Row 31 - Cell 2
33Luke Harris (Colorado State University)0:00:08
34Nick Hutchinson (US Naval Academy)Row 33 - Cell 2
35Andrew Otte (Purdue University)Row 34 - Cell 2
36John (Jackie) Simes (Marian University)Row 35 - Cell 2
37Bill Golembieski (University of Colorado-Boulder)Row 36 - Cell 2
38Josh Fangman (University of Wisconsin-Madison)Row 37 - Cell 2
39Jonathan Heile (University of Wisconsin-Madison)Row 38 - Cell 2
40Ryan Cleveland (Fort Lewis College)Row 39 - Cell 2
41S Charles Zamastil (Temple University)Row 40 - Cell 2
42Stuart McManus (Harvard University)Row 41 - Cell 2
43Alexander Walters (University of California-Davis)Row 42 - Cell 2
44Daniel Mosquera (University of Florida)Row 43 - Cell 2
45Duncan Oliver (West Virginia University)Row 44 - Cell 2
46David Glick (University of Arizona)0:00:09
47Jake Boening (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities)0:00:08
48Matias Perret (University of Iowa)0:00:09
49Andrew Buntz (University of Iowa)Row 48 - Cell 2
50Blake Anton (California Polytechnic-San Luis Obispo)Row 49 - Cell 2
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Criterium Women D2 Nationals Crit
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Laura Ralston (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)1:00:31
2Elle Anderson (Dartmouth College)Row 1 - Cell 2
3Kimberley Turner (Seattle Pacific University)Row 2 - Cell 2
4Kimberly Flynn (University of Tennessee-Chattanooga)Row 3 - Cell 2
5Traci Kroll (Humboldt State University)Row 4 - Cell 2
6Klara Rossouw (Mars Hill College)Row 5 - Cell 2
7Katie Quinn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)Row 6 - Cell 2
8Elizabeth Martin (University of Northern Colorado)0:00:01
9Kelly Desharnais (Bucknell University)Row 8 - Cell 2
10Emily Brown (US Air Force Academy)Row 9 - Cell 2
11Martha Buckley (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)Row 10 - Cell 2
12Rachel Hoar (Whitman College)Row 11 - Cell 2
13Sarah Madsen (Mesa State College)0:00:02
14Irene Hurst (Tulane University)Row 13 - Cell 2
15Yuri Matsumoto (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)Row 14 - Cell 2
16Stephanie Rynas (University of Tennessee-Chattanooga)0:00:06
17Elizabeth Lee (Mercer University)0:00:07
18Sinead ODwyer (Bucknell University)Row 17 - Cell 2
19Stephanie Bunnett (Mars Hill College)0:00:08
20Gabriella Allong (US Military Academy)Row 19 - Cell 2
21Catherine Harnden (Union College-KY)0:00:09
22Rebekah Morris (Bucknell University)0:00:15
23Yolanda Colon (Mars Hill College)0:00:18
24Esmeralda MartinezRamos (Mesa State College)0:00:47
25CHELSEA MOMANY (Whitman College)0:00:51
26Jennifer Perricone (University of Notre Dame)0:01:40
27Roxanne Pierson (Whitman College)0:00:26
28Lauren Heiliger (US Military Academy)0:00:44
DNFLindsy Campbell (University of Montana)Row 28 - Cell 2
DNFLauren De Crescenzo (Emory University)Row 29 - Cell 2
DNFRachel Yodis (Millersville University-Pennsylvania)Row 30 - Cell 2
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Criterium Women D1 Nationals Crit
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kaitlin Antonneau (Marian University)0:55:31
2Robin Bauer (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)0:00:01
3Holly Mathews (University of Wisconsin-Madison)Row 2 - Cell 2
4Melissa (Missy) Erickson (Fort Lewis College)Row 3 - Cell 2
5Jacqueline Kurth (Marian University)Row 4 - Cell 2
6Cinthia Lehner (Lees-McRae College)Row 5 - Cell 2
7Kelley Hess (University of Wisconsin-Madison)Row 6 - Cell 2
9Carly Rivezzo (Colorado State University)Row 7 - Cell 2
10Anna McLoon (Harvard University)Row 8 - Cell 2
11Claire Routledge (Midwestern State University)Row 9 - Cell 2
12Erica Zaveta (Lees-McRae College)0:00:02
13Megan Melack (University of California-Santa Cruz)Row 11 - Cell 2
14Rachel Warner (Lees-McRae College)Row 12 - Cell 2
15Brooke Crum (Lindsey Wilson College)Row 13 - Cell 2
16Natalie Klemko (Midwestern State University)Row 14 - Cell 2
17Sarah Sturm (Fort Lewis College)Row 15 - Cell 2
18Ashley Rethemeyer (Lindenwood University)Row 16 - Cell 2
19Kimberly Ann Zubris (Boston University)0:00:03
20Melanie Colavito (University of Arizona)Row 18 - Cell 2
21Stephanie Skoreyko (University of Utah)Row 19 - Cell 2
22Christa Ghent (University of Colorado-Boulder)Row 20 - Cell 2
23Judy Jenkins (University of Arizona)Row 21 - Cell 2
24Allie Dragoo (Marian University)Row 22 - Cell 2
25Ashley James (Appalachian State University)Row 23 - Cell 2
26Axie Navas (Northwestern University)Row 24 - Cell 2
27Lauren Catlin (Fort Lewis College)Row 25 - Cell 2
28Emily Foxman (University of California-Davis)Row 26 - Cell 2
29Anna Young (Marian University)0:00:04
30Katharine Hall (University of California-Berkeley)Row 28 - Cell 2
31Kaila Hart (Fort Lewis College)Row 29 - Cell 2
32Danielle Haulman (University of California-Davis)0:00:05
33Heather Fischer (University of Colorado-Boulder)Row 31 - Cell 2
34Melinda Balchan (Indiana University-Bloomington)0:00:06
35Gracia Folkeringa (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities)Row 33 - Cell 2
36Maggie Sullivan (Northeastern University)0:00:07
37Lindsey Durst (University of Wisconsin-Madison)0:00:08
38Claire Bensard (University of Colorado-Boulder)Row 36 - Cell 2
39Nina Laughlin (Appalachian State University)0:00:03
40Kathryn Tolle (Ohio State University)0:00:04
41Adormarie Martinez (Lees-McRae College)Row 39 - Cell 2
42Sunshine Townsend (University of California-Davis)0:00:06
43Julia Manley (Colorado State University)Row 41 - Cell 2
44Eun Young Choi (Harvard University)Row 42 - Cell 2
45Fiona Strouts (Stanford University)Row 43 - Cell 2
46Mandy Marquardt (Pennsylvania State University)0:00:07
47Loren Eggenschwiler (Midwestern State University)0:00:08
48Karianne Burns (University of California-Davis)0:00:09
49Meghan Lapeta (University of Illinois-Chicago)Row 47 - Cell 2
50Sarah Lukas (Lindenwood University)0:00:10
51Molly Hubbard (Clemson University)Row 49 - Cell 2
52Sacha Horn (University of Wisconsin-Madison)0:00:26
DNFMorgan Moon (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)Row 51 - Cell 2
DNFKelsey Markham (Lindsey Wilson College)Row 52 - Cell 2
DNFErin Lauterbach (University of Arizona)Row 53 - Cell 2
DNFAbigail Mickey (University of Colorado-Boulder)Row 54 - Cell 2
DNFSophy Lee (Harvard University)Row 55 - Cell 2
DNFKatie Barry (US Naval Academy)Row 56 - Cell 2
DNFMegan Kelly (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities)Row 57 - Cell 2
DNFKristen Metherd (Indiana University-Bloomington)Row 58 - Cell 2
DNFHannah Calvert (Indiana University-Bloomington)Row 59 - Cell 2
DNFMorgan Farnsworth (Pennsylvania State University)Row 60 - Cell 2
DNFKatie Mueller (Ohio State University)Row 61 - Cell 2
DNFAriana Peck (Stanford University)Row 62 - Cell 2
DNFLiz Gerrity (Florida State University)Row 63 - Cell 2

 

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