Courtney Comer Sprints to Win the 13-14 National Title in a Third Discipline – 2013 Cyclocross National Championships – Updated: Full Results, Photo Gallery, Video Interview
VERONA, WISCONSIN–Not content with the road and time-trial National jerseys already sitting in her closet, Courtney Comer (CFC Racing Team) unleashed a devastating sprint over a close chasing Sydney Lach (Team Kenda) to take a comfortable win in the women’s 13-14 category of the National Cyclocross Championships.
The young women only raced a single lap in the foggy, muddy conditions, which saw more than a few of the 21 racers sliding out in the slick corners. Comer and Lach established an early lead, using the open straights and the long climb to escape from chasers Ashley Zoerner (Groove Subaru-Alpha), Anya Malarski (County Cycles) and Turner Ramsay (Killington Mountain School). By the final turns, Comer had managed to slip away from Lach, and once her wheels found pavement there was no closing the gap as the multi-discipline champion rocketed down the finishing straight, so focused she did not even slow to raise her hands for the win. Lach came in a few moments later, followed by Zoerner, Ramsay, and Abigail Youngwerth (BYRDS).
Interview with Courtney Comer:
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Junior Women 13-14 Photo Gallery:
2013 Cyclocross Nationals Junior Women 13-14 Results
|1||251.64||Courtney COMER||San Marcos, CA||0:12:05||5||CCF Racing Team/CPT|
|2||265.72||Sydney LACH||Cincinnati, OH||12:13||11||Team Kenda presented by RACC|
|3||279.81||Ashley ZOERNER||Highlandsranch, CO||12:18||21||Groove Subaru-Alpha Bicycle Co|
|4||293.89||Turner RAMSAY||Rutland, VT||12:32||17||Killington Mountain School|
|5||307.97||Abigail YOUNGWERTH||Boise, ID||12:33||20||BYRDS (Boise Young Rider Dev Squad)|
|6||322.06||Anya MALARSKI||Duluth Mn||12:35||12||County Cycles/Gopher Wheelmen|
|7||336.14||Allison MOORHEAD||Lone Tree, CO||13:15||13||Groove Subaru-Alpha Bicycle Co|
|8||350.22||Kennedy ADAMS||Stow, OH||13:27||2||WAS Labs Cycling|
|9||364.31||Carrley SMITH||Boulder, CO||13:37||18||Boulder Junior Cycling|
|10||378.39||Kate DIETRICH||Prospect, KY||13:48||6||Red Zone Cycling|
|11||392.47||Alijah BEATTY||Washington, IA||13:48||4||Twisted Spokes Racing Team|
|12||406.56||Anica KOONTZ MILLER||Craftsbury Common, VT||14:09||9||Verge Sport/Test Pilot|
|13||420.64||Emma HAYES||Cincinnati, OH||14:43||8||Queen City Wheels|
|14||434.72||Danielle KREBS||Saint Charles, IL||16:23||10||Verdigris-Village CX Team/Village-Verdigris Cycling|
|15||448.81||Ella NEUROHR||Chicago, IL||16:38||15||Chicago Cuttin Crew|
|16||462.89||Tess ANDERSON||South Elgin, IL||17:39||3||Spin Doctor Cyclewerks/Spin Doctor Cyclewerks Cycling Club|
|17||476.97||Amelia VAN MALDEGIAM||Bartlett, IL||17:58||19||Spin Doctor Cyclewerks/Spin Doctor Cyclewerks Cycling Club|
|DNS||Isabella MYRAH||San Jose, CA||14|
|DNS||Veda GERASIMEK||Transfer, PA||7||Red Zone Cycling|
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