Redmond, Wash. (August 22, 2014) – Seventeen more masters athletes slipped into Stars-and-Stripes jerseys at the Marymoor Velodrome on Friday as day four of the 2014 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships featured more individual pursuits, time trials, scratch races, points races, and sprints.
Russell Murphy (Kirkwood, Mo./Penrose Park Velo Team) added a gold medal to the bronze he won on Wednesday in the scratch race when he secured the win in the men's 50-54 individual pursuit on Friday. Murphy bested Curtis Tolson (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Flyers Cycling Inc.) in the two-kilometer event. In the women's 55-59 event, Elizabeth Heller (St. Louis, Mo./Quantum Mesa Cycles) grabbed another national title ahead of MaryAnn Levenson (Menlo Park, Calif./B4T9 Foundation). Among women 60-64, it was Jane Rinard (Brazen Dropouts Cycling Team) to take the win ahead of silver medalist Jan Palchikoff (Los Angeles, Calif./Velo Club LaGrange). The women's 65-69 competition saw Patricia Riddle (La Jolla, Calif./Edde B Cycling) take the top step of the podium again ahead of Jo Johnson (Wilmington, Del.Team EPS-CSS p/b Shebell & Shebell) while Bonnie Woodbury (Escondido, Calif./Eddie B Cycling) took the gold medal for women 70-74 and Patricia Baker took the gold medal for women 75-79.
Annette Williams (Kenmore, Wash./Kenmore Velo) took another win over Annabel Holland (Livermore, Calif./SJBC) when she posted a 39.719 in the women's 50-54 500-meter time trial to best Holland's time of 40.079. In the men's 60-64 500-meter event, it was Bill Ziegler (Encinitas, Calif./Eddie B Cycling) to time trial his way into a Stars-and-Stripes jersey. Ziegler clocked a time of 37.376 to beat the 37.418 posted by runner up Keith Macbeth (Santa Cruz, Calif./24 Hours of Flathead). Kurt Sato (San Pedro, Calif./South Bay Wheelmen) took another win by posting a 35.722 in the men's 55-59 time trial to take the top of the podium ahead Aron Seiken (Fort Worth, Texas/Momentum Coaching Group) .
In the men's 45-49 scratch race, David Brinton (Los Angeles, Calif./Serious Cycling) rode his way into the Stars-and-Stripes jersey ahead of Brian Haas (Chicago, Ill./Pact-DISH Network Cycling). Michael Williams (Metairie, La.) took the national title among men 70-74 when he bested silver medalist Leo Menestrina (San Jose, Calif./Alto Velo Racing Club). James Kloss (Huntington Beach, CAlif./South Bay Wheelmen) grabbed another win in the men's 75-59 group ahead of J. Robert Beck (Hanover Park, Ill./Midwest Masters Cycling Team)
Jenn Triplett (Boulder, Colo./Boulder Orthopedics) took another national title on Friday night when she won the women's 35-39 points race. With 23 points, she bested Agnes Sauvage (Seattle, Wash./Seattle Race Club) who came in second with 17 points. In the men's 40-44 event, it was Kevin Phillips (Redondo Beach, Calif./ironfly) to take the top of the podium. He did so with an incredible 53 points compared to the 18 picked up by second place rider Jason Garner (Glenview, Ill./Tehuan Management Group).
Mark Rodamaker (Los Altos, Calif./Performance Cycle Coaching) outsprinted Ronald Hargrave (Colorado Springs, COlo./Hammer Racing Team – TGV LTD.) in the finals of the men's 65-69 event to take the top step of the podium. In the women's 40-44 event, Cheryl Fuller-Muller (Cumming, Ga./Garneau Factory Team) took yet another national title when she outsprinted Emily Nevin (Seattle, Wash.) in the finals. The final sprint of the night was won by Ethan Boyes (San Francisco, Calif.). He took the national title for men 35-39 when he beat out Brian Kesselman (Portland, Ore./TEMPO-KWC) in the finals.
Coming up tomorrow
Action resumes at the Marymoor Velodrome on Saturday with more individual pursuit, time trial, scratch race, points race, and sprint competition. Click here for a complete schedule with start lists. Stay tuned to www.usacycling.org for a wrap-up of each day.