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Anton, Swart seal Division 1 wins

The nation’s best collegiate cyclists travelled to Madison, Wisconsin on Friday to contest a portion of the proposed 2016 Olympic road race course on the opening day of the 2010 USA Cycling Road Cycling National Championships. More than 350 riders braved the brutally wet and cold conditions – and over 6,000-feet of climbing around the course at Blue Mound State Park, 30 miles west of Madison.

Cal Poly was the story of the morning’s men’s Division I contest, taking first and third in surprising fashion. There were no surprises in the DI women’s race however as Carla Swart (Banner Elk, N.C./Lees-McRae College) took her third consecutive USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championship. The DII men’s race provided one of the most exciting races of the day with a strong group staying away to the finish, while Dartmouth and MIT set the stage for another tight omnium contest after dominating the DII women’s race.

After more than 70 miles and 8,000 feet of grueling climbing, Blake Anton (San Luis Obispo, Calif./Cal Polytechnic-San Luis) grabbed the DI men’s title over Adam Wisseman (Fort Collins, Colo./Colorado State University) and teammate Menso de Jong (Cupertino, Calif./California Polytechnic-San Luis). A strong chase group of around five riders including Adam Leibovitz of Marian College, Jeremy Durrin of UMass and Will Nowak of Northwestern got away and maintained a slim lead much of the five lap race, but the massive peloton reeled them back in with half a lap to go. The contest then blew apart up the final climb with some of the nation’s top climbers proving themselves on the road up to the finish. A dramatic near-photo finish ensued with Anton coming away with the narrow win.

“Our teammate was patrolling for us, so we got to sit in for a while,” said de Jong. “On the second to last climb Blake just started time trialing and everyone just kind of sat up – and it worked.”

While Swart grabbed yet another collegiate national title, it did not come easily in the DI women’s race. A group of 10 strong leaders emerged following the first big climb near the end of the first of four loops for the ladies. The group dwindled each time through leaving seven riders representing University of Colorado-Boulder, UCLA, UC-Davis, Lees-McRae and Marian University, left in contention. Rachel Warner (Luray, Va./Lees-McRae) continued to mount attack after attack on the final lap, but just when it appeared that she might get away, the aggressive rider suffered an untimely flat. Despite a push by UC-Davis, Warner and teammate Swart were able to catch back on at the base of the climb. Swart, Courtney O'Donnell (El Segundo, Calif./UCLA) and Sinead Miller (Pittsburgh, Pa./Marian College) were then able to separate themselves up the hill, with Swart pulling away for the 30 second victory.

“There was no real attack,” explained Miller. “We just pushed up the hill and whoever was stronger was going to win.”

In the DII men’s race Cory Scott (Williamsburg, Va./William and Mary), Pat Lemieux (Mankato, Minn./Minnesota State-Mankato) and Richard Geng (Grand Junction, Colo./Mesa State) emerged from a early lead group of five to provide an exciting race up the finishing hill and across the line. The trio was a part of a powerful early break, including Patric Rostel of Mesa State as well as Andrew Baker (Easley,S.C/Furman University) and Colin Gibson (Walla Walla, Wash./Whitman College), who gained as much as a four minute lead on the field and held out under the harsh conditions.

The Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference showed its prowess in the DII women’s race with four of the top five riders hailing from its ranks. Reigning USA Cycling Collegiate Cyclo-cross National Champion Arielle Filiberti (Worcester, Mass./Dartmouth College) triumphed over conference rival Martha Buckley (Cambridge, Mass./MIT) to add a road national title to her resume. The powerful MIT squad basically led a three-woman team time trial from the line but were reeled back in by a strong front group in time for the fourth and final lap. Filiberti, along with Whitman’s Kendi Thomas (Walla Walla, Wash.) as well as Elle Anderson (Hanover, N.H./Dartmouth College) was then able to assert herself on that infamous final climb to earn the title.

Collegiate cycling is one of few sports to award an overall team omnium, a cumulative score comprised of the top three men and women from each squad. In the early going, Lees-McRae leads DI while Mesa State jumped out from in DII.

With the team omnium battle heating up, racing will continue on Saturday afternoon with the men’s and women’s criteriums around downtown Madison’s Capitol Square.

Men's Division 1
1Blake Anton (USA) California Polytechnic-San Luis3:22:34
2Adam Wisseman (USA) Colorado State University
3Menso De Jong (USA) California Polytechnic-San Luis0:00:44
4Rotem Ishay (USA) Fort Lewis College0:00:59
5Chad Haga (USA) Texas A & M University0:01:03
6Alister Ratcliff (USA) Fort Lewis College0:01:06
7Josh Yeaton (USA) University of Colorado-Boulder0:01:20
8Gregory Christian (USA) Michigan State University0:01:23
9Joseph Welsh (USA) Lees-McRae College0:01:24
10Robert Bush (USA) Marian College0:01:29
11Kerry Werner (USA) Lees-McRae College0:01:33
12David Glick (USA) University of Arizona0:01:43
13Pavel Gonda (USA) New York University0:01:45
14Jonathan Baskin (USA) University of California-Los An0:01:50
15Caley Fretz (USA) Colorado State University0:01:54
16Adam Switters (USA) University of California-Davis0:01:57
17Kip Spaude (USA) Lindsey Wilson College0:02:11
18Will Riffelmacher (USA) University of California-Davis0:02:14
19Scot Ferguson (USA) University of Nevada-Reno0:02:18
20John Bennett (USA) California Polytechnic-San Luis
21Jason Short (USA) Midwestern State University0:02:20
22Jason Woods (USA) University of Colorado-Boulder0:02:26
23Max Korus (USA) University of Pennsylvania0:02:36
24Dylan Jones (USA) Colorado State University0:02:49
25Joseph Kukolla (USA) Marian College0:02:58
26Stephen Leotis (USA) Georgia Institute of Technology0:03:01
27Michael Sencenbaugh (USA) University of Arizona0:03:05
28Cody Foster (USA) Texas A & M University0:03:43
29Nils Johnson (USA) University of California-Davis
30Will Niemann Ross (USA) University of Oregon0:04:53
31Alexander Yeh (USA) University of California-Los An0:04:58
32Nathaniel Wilson (USA) University of Colorado-Boulder0:07:51
33Hogan Sills (USA) Purdue University0:08:06
34Weston Luzadder (USA) Marian College0:08:32
35Bradford Perley (USA) Lees-McRae College0:09:14
36Jeremy Durrin (USA) University of Massachusetts-Amh0:10:31
37Jacob Bobrow (USA) University of Vermont0:11:06
38Nathan Larson (USA) Lees-McRae College0:11:29
39David Kuhns (USA) University of Oregon0:12:55
40Hippolyte Goux (USA) University of California-Los An0:14:22
41Jesse Goodrich (USA) University of Colorado-Boulder0:14:58
42Braden Kappius (USA) University of Colorado-Boulder0:18:39
43Justin Crawford (USA) Virginia Polytechnic University0:21:11
44Nathan Trimble (USA) Lees-McRae College0:21:30
45Nicholas Reinert (USA) University of Pittsburgh0:21:57
46Ian Murray (USA) Northwestern University0:22:04
47Arnaud Borner (USA) Pennsylvania State University0:22:05
48Elliot Hawkes (USA) Stanford University0:22:15
49Christopher Bogedin (USA) Lindsey Wilson College0:22:35
50Ian Burnett (USA) Fort Lewis College0:22:43
51Chris Gundling (USA) University of Wyoming0:22:51
52John Cahoy (USA) Stanford University0:22:55
53Eric Lau (USA) Stanford University0:23:03
54Chris Moore (USA) University of Iowa0:23:23
55Wyatt Stoup (USA) Pennsylvania State University0:24:00
56Adrian Richardson (USA) Portland State University0:24:40
57Julio Jacobo (USA) University of Wisconsin-Madison0:24:56
58Nick Hutchinson (USA) US Naval Academy0:26:20
59Ross Marklein (USA) University of Pennsylvania0:26:40
60Trevor Connor (USA) Colorado State University0:28:40
61Michael Miller (USA) Stanford University0:29:56
62Gregg Izzo (USA) Northeastern University0:33:19
63Kyle Bruley (USA) Boston University
64Brendan Benson (USA) University of Michigan-Ann Arbo0:36:47
65Marc Schwartz (USA) University of Washington-Seattl0:37:11
66Matt Johnson (USA) Clemson University0:39:09
67Jacob Roche (USA) US Naval Academy0:42:27
68Kyle Mcelhaney (USA) University of Florida0:59:44
DNFReiss Kohl (USA) US Naval Academy
DNFDanny Robertson (USA) Midwestern State University
DNFMatthew Brandt (USA) Lindenwood University
DNFFrank Marrs (USA) University of California-Davis
DNFJonathan Heile (USA) University of Wisconsin-Madison
DNFMatias Perret (USA) University of Iowa
DNFJoshua Carter (USA) Midwestern State University
DNFDavid Williams (USA) Marian College
DNFAllen Stewart (USA) University of Oregon
DNFChristopher Hall (USA) Colorado State University
DNFTodd Elenz (USA) Midwestern State University
DNFKyle Rohan (USA) University of Florida
DNFSam Bassetti (USA) University of California-Davis
DNFRyan O Hara (USA) University of Connecticut
DNFAustin Turner (USA) University of Iowa
DNFJonathan Teeter (USA) University of California-Davis
DNFGalen Mittermann (USA) University of Oregon
DNFWalker Owen (USA) North Carolina State University
DNFRussell Brown (USA) Fort Lewis College
DNFAzul Eckman (USA) University of Oregon
DNFNathan Pfaff (USA) University of California-Santa
DNFShawn Gravois (USA) University of Florida
DNFMatthew Fox (USA) Midwestern State University
DNFNathan Kupperstock (USA) Boston University
DNFZachary Mcintyre (USA) US Naval Academy
DNFAlexi Martinez (USA) Midwestern State University
DNFRobert Bush (USA) Marian College
DNFPeter Haile (USA) Lees-McRae College
DNFDaniel Estevez (USA) Lindsey Wilson College
DNFDavid Stroot (USA) Lindenwood University
DNFMatthew Miyamoto (USA) Colorado State University
DNFBryan Derstine (USA) Florida State University
DNFRobert Stumpf (USA) University of Pittsburgh
DNFOwen Belton (USA) Lindenwood University
DNFMatthew Buckley (USA) University of Vermont
DNFCedric Bosch (USA) University of Arizona
DNFJose Molina (USA) University of California-Los An
DNFDavis Shepherd (USA) University of Washington-Seattl
DNFKyle Gheres (USA) Pennsylvania State University
DNFJohn Crow (USA) North Carolina State University
DNFHunter Garrison (USA) University of Georgia
DNFChris Rodgers (USA) Pennsylvania State University
DNFJonathan Cook (USA) University of Wisconsin-Madison
DNFWilliam Nowak (USA) Northwestern University
DNFJoshua Nagode (USA) Lindsey Wilson College
DNFCody Stephenson (USA) Fort Lewis College
DNFDaniel Katz (USA) University of California-Santa
DNFMatthew Furlow (USA) University of Pennsylvania
DNFMatthew Jones (USA) University of Arizona
DNFAdam Leibovitz (USA) Marian College
DNFJames Pradun (USA) University of Wisconsin-Madison
DNFAlex Wieseler (USA) Marian College
DNFPeters (USA) University of Vermont
DNFChris Hurst (USA) University of Colorado-Boulder
DNFSeitz (USA) University of Pittsburgh
DNFNicholas Chevalley (USA) Lindenwood University
DNFSean Whiteman (USA) University of Pennsylvania
DNFScott Rosenfield (USA) Northwestern University
DNFJoey Iuliano (USA) Purdue University
DNFJordan Louie (USA) University of Washington-Seattl
DNFChristopher Haga (USA) Texas A & M University
DNFTristan Baldwin (USA) University of Vermont
DNFZamastil S Charles (USA) Temple University
DNFReid Beloni (USA) Virginia Polytechnic University
DNFDerek Harnden (USA) University of Vermont
DNFJeremy Shirock (USA) Pennsylvania State University
DNFClayton Omer (USA) Lindsey Wilson College
DNFStehlin (USA) US Naval Academy
DNFBenjamin Hobson (USA) University of Arizona
DNFNat Bricker (USA) University of Florida
DNFJulian Martinez (USA) University of California-Santa
DNFAndrew Buntz (USA) University of Iowa
DNFSteven Scalia (USA) University of Vermont
DNFNellis (USA) University of Iowa
DNFOtteandrew (USA) Purdue University
DNFJesse Dekrey (USA) Fort Lewis College
DNFRoberto Torres Aguiar (USA) Pennsylvania State University
DNFSean Vig (USA) University of Minnesota-Twin Ci

Women's Division 1
1Carla Swart (USA) Lees-McRae College3:06:14
2Courtney O'Donnell (USA) University of California Los Angeles0:00:38
3Sinead Miller (USA) Marian College0:00:45
4Melanie Meyers (USA) University of Arizona0:01:09
5Larissa Fitchett (USA) University of California-Davis0:01:43
6Flora Duffy (USA) University of Colorado-Boulder0:01:50
7Rachel Warner (USA) Lees-McRae College0:01:54
8Amy Chandos (USA) University of California-Davis0:04:05
9Jennifer Purcell (USA) Midwestern State University0:06:04
10Chloe Forsman (USA) University of Arizona0:08:51
11Stephanie Skoreyko (USA) University of Utah0:09:58
12Erica Zaveta (USA) Lees-McRae College0:10:10
13Whitney Schultz (USA) University of Texas-Austin0:10:11
14Sara Painter (USA) University of California-Los An0:10:37
15Tammy Wildgoose (USA) University of California-San Di0:10:55
16Megan Melack (USA) University of California-Santa0:11:17
17Kelley Hess (USA) University of Wisconsin-Madison0:11:41
18Leia Tyrrell (USA) Oregon State University0:11:43
19Rae Brownsberger (USA) Stanford University0:11:51
20Peggy Legrand (USA) US Naval Academy0:11:59
21Kristin Parrinella (USA) University of California-Davis0:12:09
22Lisa Auchincloss (USA) University of California-Davis0:12:15
23Heather Fischer (USA) University of Colorado-Boulder0:12:21
24Magen Long (USA) Fort Lewis College0:13:57
25Anna Young (USA) Marian College0:15:05
26Cinthia Lehner (USA) Lees-McRae College0:16:42
27Rebecca Finley (USA) Marian College0:17:03
28Kira Shoemaker (USA) Lees-McRae College0:17:15
29Katy Applin (USA) Northeastern University0:17:55
30Holly Mathews (USA) University of Wisconsin-Madison0:20:26
31Sarah Sturm (USA) Fort Lewis College0:20:38
32Lindsey Durst (USA) University of Wisconsin-Madison0:20:45
33Megan Somerville (USA) Marian College0:20:48
34Natalie Koch (USA) University of Colorado-Boulder0:20:52
35Eun Young Choi (USA) Harvard University0:20:55
36Judy Jenkins (USA) University of Arizona0:21:06
37Kelly Egan (USA) University of Wisconsin-Madison0:22:05
38Zoe Roy (USA) University of Utah0:22:16
39Ashley Nice (USA) Colorado State University0:25:44
40Kim Trenbath (USA) University of Colorado-Boulder0:26:47
41Jena Greaser (USA) University of Connecticut0:27:08
42Lisa Toner (USA) University of Washington-Seattl0:29:47
43Axie Navas (USA) Northwestern University0:31:05
44Tisza Bell (USA) University of Colorado-Boulder0:31:10
45Marilyn Cullinane (USA) Midwestern State University0:31:15
46Loren Eggenschwiler (USA) Midwestern State University0:33:23
47Sarah Patz (USA) University of California-Santa0:36:37
48Rachel Nosheny (USA) Stanford University0:36:45
49Tiffany Stewart (USA) Midwestern State University0:38:53
50Melissa Erickson (USA) Fort Lewis College0:40:40
51Kathryn Tolle (USA) Ohio State University0:41:04
52Kimberly Truitt (USA) University of Arizona0:41:16
53Brenna Wozniak (USA) Colorado State University0:41:47
54Kathryn Hicks (USA) California Polytechnic-San Luis0:47:46
55Natalie Smith (USA) Purdue University0:48:34
56Marlena Grovenstein (USA) Colorado State University0:49:29
57Maggie Sullivan (USA) Northeastern University0:54:18
58Rachelle Hobson (USA) University of Oregon0:55:49
59Erin Lauterbach (USA) University of Arizona1:07:13
60Katherine Reinhart (USA) University of Oregon1:09:07
61Carolyn Horiye (USA) US Naval Academy1:56:27
DNFKristin Jo Markham (USA) Lees-McRae College
DNFAshley James (USA) Lindsey Wilson College
DNFEmily Fancher (USA) University of Georgia
DNFMindy Burns (USA) Midwestern State University
DNFDanielle Haulman (USA) University of California-Davis
DNFSage Wilderman (USA) Fort Lewis College
DNFJacqueline Kurth (USA) Marian College
DNFJessica Kutz (USA) Pennsylvania State University
DNFNora Olson (USA) University of Colorado-Boulder
DNFEmily Foxman (USA) University of California-Davis
DNFSacha Horn (USA) University of Wisconsin-Madison
DNFKimberlyann Zubris (USA) Boston University
DNFLauren Shirock (USA) Pennsylvania State University
DNFSummer Ohlendorf (USA) University of Wisconsin-Madison
DNFClaire Routledge (USA) Midwestern State University
DNFClara Smart (USA) Northwestern University
DNFAllie Dragoo (USA) Lindsey Wilson College
DNFAnna Sklorenko (USA) Marian College
DNFCourtney O'Neill (USA) Northwestern University
DNFSarah Lukas (USA) Lindsey Wilson College

Men's Division 2
1Cory Scott (USA) College of William and Mary3:30:49
2Pat Lemieux (USA) Minnesota State University-Mank0:00:35
3Richard Geng (USA) Mesa State College0:00:39
4Andrew Baker (USA) Furman University0:00:57
5Colin Gibson (USA) Whitman College0:01:12
6Logan Wetzel (USA) Western Washington University0:03:39
7Adam Koble (USA) University of Wisconsin-Eau Cla0:04:36
8Ian Crane (USA) Whatcom Community College0:04:37
9Ben Damhoff (USA) University of Wisconsin-Plattev0:04:39
10Scott Lipp (USA) Montana State University-Bozema0:04:44
11Colin Don (USA) University of Denver0:04:47
12Benjamin Rathkamp (USA) Western Washington University0:04:48
13John Shalekbriski (USA) US Air Force Academy0:05:01
14Ryan Sullivan (USA) Cumberland University0:05:15
15Steve Fisher (USA) Western Washington University0:05:47
16Matthew Willing (USA) Mars Hill College0:05:53
17Corey Meyer (USA) Brevard College0:05:55
18Jonathan Dreher (USA) Massachusetts Institute of Tech0:05:58
19Tristin Bentzler (USA) University of Wisconsin-Eau Cla0:06:11
20Robert Ferris (USA) Duke University0:06:32
21Kevin Mullervy (USA) Mesa State College0:06:49
22Gael Hagan (USA) Duke University0:07:06
23Ryan Smolko (USA) Kutztown University of Pennsylv0:07:28
24Joe Lewis (USA) University of Denver0:09:15
25Ryan Short (USA) Western Washington University0:09:17
26Luke Ramseth (USA) Humboldt State University0:11:53
27John Rhoden (USA) Massachusetts Institute of Tech0:13:16
28Paul Webb (USA) Mars Hill College0:14:15
29Timbah Bell (USA) Whitman College0:15:49
30Ross White (USA) University of Wisconsin-Whitewa0:17:29
31Maxwell Anderson (USA) University of Wisconsin-Plattev0:18:20
32Tim Humpton (USA) Massachusetts Institute of Tech0:21:57
33Douglass Endrizzi (USA) Yale University0:27:54
34Gregory Keith (USA) US Military Academy0:41:27
35Kyle Knott (USA) Mars Hill College
36Maciej Balajewicz (USA) Duke University0:41:28
37Tony Damhoff (USA) University of Wisconsin-Plattev
38Francisco Fuster (USA) Mars Hill College0:41:29
DNFEvan Cooper (USA) Tufts University
DNFAlex Abarbanel Grossman (USA) Middlebury College
DNFTucker Sawin (USA) Georgetown University
DNFArthur Moran (USA) Wentworth Institute of Technolo
DNFMariusz Czarnomski (USA) University of North Dakota
DNFThomas Brown (USA) Emory University
DNFCory St Clair (USA) Xavier University
DNFNikola Milanovic (USA) Mars Hill College
DNFRobert Burnett (USA) Franklin and Marshall College
DNFPatrick Barter (USA) Dartmouth College
DNFMatthew Nichols (USA) Dartmouth College
DNFJeffrey Salvitti (USA) Bucknell University
DNFBen Chaddock (USA) Whitman College
DNFThomas Clark (USA) University of Wisconsin-Plattev
DNFAaron Cravez (USA) Bucknell University
DNFBrian Kaker (USA) University of Wisconsin-Whitewa
DNFSpencer Beamer (USA) Furman University
DNFConor Mullervy (USA) Mesa State College
DNFMichael Niemi (USA) Duke University
DNFMatt St Marie (USA) Brevard College
DNFJonathan Marshall (USA) Shippensburg University of Penn
DNFAlejandro Padilla (USA) Cumberland University
DNFAaron Meyers (USA) Bucknell University
DNFJoe Pigga (USA) Lehigh University
DNFMichael Garrett (USA) Massachusetts Institute of Tech
DNFBrendon Gallant (USA) Willamette University
DNFDouglas Ansel (USA) University of Notre Dame
DNFJustin Goodin (USA) US Air Force Academy
DNFJoe Magro (USA) University of Notre Dame
DNFZachary Labry (USA) Massachusetts Institute of Tech
DNFBrock Logan (USA) US Air Force Academy
DNFCraig Mckinney (USA) Furman University
DNFPatric Rostel (USA) Mesa State College
DNFJames Mitchell (USA) Furman University
DNFWagner (USA) Lehigh University
DNFElliot Dumont (USA) Claremont Colleges Consortium
DNFWaylon Janowiak (USA) Illinois Institute of Technolog
DNFTrevor Eide (USA) Dartmouth College

Women's Division 2
1Arielle Filiberti (USA) Dartmouth College3:28:46
2Martha Buckley (USA) Massachusetts Institute of Tech0:00:11
3Kendi Thomas (USA) Whitman College0:00:37
4Elle Anderson (USA) Dartmouth College0:00:51
5Laura Ralston (USA) Massachusetts Institute of Tech0:01:03
6Rita Klofta (USA) DePauw University0:01:16
7Lindsy Campbell (USA) University of Montana0:01:34
8Yuri Matsumoto (USA) Massachusetts Institute of Tech0:02:12
9Elizabeth Lauer (USA) University of Wisconsin-Whitewa
10Kimberley Turner (USA) Seattle Pacific University0:03:57
11Courtenay Mcfadden (USA) Western Washington University0:04:29
12Claire Mckenna (USA) Dartmouth College0:04:52
13Emily Rodriguez (USA) Whitman College0:04:53
14Silvia Moelk (USA) Mesa State College0:07:34
15Sarah Bowman (USA) Yale University0:08:36
16Chelsea Momany (USA) Whitman College0:11:22
17Elizabeth Martin (USA) University of Northern Colorado0:14:07
18Elizabeth Lee (USA) Mercer University0:19:54
19Caitlin Marine (USA) St. Olaf College0:26:55
20Hotimsky (USA) Mesa State College0:41:59
21Klara Rossouw (USA) Mars Hill College1:08:36
22Yolanda Colon (USA) Mars Hill College1:12:51
23Kelsey Hassin (USA) US Military Academy1:31:14
DNFMia Huth (USA) Whitman College
DNFJennifer Perricone (USA) University of Notre Dame
DNFJulia Tellman (USA) Brevard College
DNFEloise Zimbelman (USA) Whitman College
DNFRoxanne Pierson (USA) Whitman College
DNFZuzana Trnovcova (USA) Massachusetts Institute of Tech
DNFElena Dorr (USA) Illinois Institute of Technolog


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