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Corrie Osborne takes the 17-18 junior women's title, after winning 15-16 last year. 2012 Cyclocross National Championships. © Tim Westmore

Corrie Osborne takes the 17-18 junior women's title, after winning 15-16 last year. 2012 Cyclocross National Championships. © Tim Westmore

by Chris Bagg and Molly Hurford


Women 17-18

Corrie Osborne (ISCorp Cycling Team) rode away from Allison Arensman (Fiets Maan Racing), her closest competitor, to take her third National Championship here in Madison today. Coming off two wins at the 15-16 age group in 2009 and 2010, Osborne gave up a year to her rival but not much else on her way to a 30-second victory. Arensman challenged Osborne by riding up to her wheel at the close of the first lap, but the more experienced ISCorp rider “wasn’t going to work for her,” and waited for Arensman to make a mistake. Osborne attacked later that lap, and Arensman went down in one of the slick corners, letting Osborne ride safely away.

At the finish, Arensman was upbeat, happy to finish so high in only her second season of racing cyclocross. New to road racing, too (she completed her first road season just last year), the senior in high school is contemplating attending the collegiate cycling powerhouse Lees-McRae. Osborne, only a high school junior this year, is confident that cycling will figure in her college plans, but as of yet hasn’t made any concrete decisions.

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Women 15-16

Emma White dominates the 15-16 Junior Women's field despite some early tumbles. © Cyclocross Magazine

Emma White dominates the 15-16 Junior women's field despite some early tumbles. © Cyclocross Magazine

A dominant performance by now two-time national champion Emma White ( left most of the 15-16 field in the dust even on the first lap. With a race strategy centered around her ability to start well, White snagged the holeshot early on and continued to build her lead, weaving around the 15-16 women. However, the race wasn’t strictly about White, and not far behind her, Tiziana DeHorney (Get Out! New Mexico) was also slicing between racers in the field that started ahead of them. About a minute back from White, DeHorney managed to maintain her position throughout the race. In the three lap race, the positions of the top five were determined early and stayed the same throughout the race, with White and DeHorney leading. They were followed by Laurel Rathbun (JET Cycling), Andrea Casebolt (Revel Consulting-Rad Racing NW) and Victoria Gates (JAM Fund).

White sped into the finish smiling, her victory all but assured from the first minutes of the race. Stay tuned for an interview with, as one announcer declared, “the girl who could be the next Katie Compton.”

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Junior Women 15-16 Cyclocross National Championship 2012

1Emma WHITEDelanson,
2Tiziana DEHORNEYAlbuquerque, NMGet Out! New Mexico
3Laurel RATHBUNMonument, COJET Cycling
4Andrea CASEBOLTOlympia, WARevel Consulting/Rad Racing NW
5Victoria GATESFitchburg, MATenet Racing/J.A.M. Fund / NCC
6Katherine SANTOSLouisville, KYRed Zone Cycling
7Ksenia LEPIKHINABoulder, COBoulder Junior Cycling
8Rachel DOBROZSILoveland, OHQueen City Wheels/Lionhearts
9Melissa SEIBBryantpond,
10McCauley SMITHBoulder, COBoulder Junior Cycling
11Mackenzie GREENMason, OHQueen City Wheels
12Rachael JENSENShell Lake, WIRacers Against Childhood Caner/Team Geargrinder
13Danielle MULLISRochester, MIWolverine Sports Club
DNSEmma SWARTZMadison, WIBrazen Dropouts/Junior Dropouts
DNSEmily FALKLouisville, KYRed Zone Cycling

Junior Women 17-18 Cyclocross National Championship 2012

1Corrie OSBORNEMequon, WIISCorp Cycling Team
2Allison ARENSMANRutherford College, NCFiets Maan Racing
3Erin DONOHUENorwich, VTWoodstock Bicycle Club/Killington Mountain School Cycling Team
4Bailey SEMIANMertztown, PAMid-Atlantic Cycling Club
5Sarah HUANGKenosha, WIPeanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12/Exergy TWENTY12
6Ellen NOBLEKennebunkport, METrek
7Hannah FINCHAMPAltadena, CAThe TEAM /The TEAM - SoCalCross
8Elizabeth WHITEBedford, NHBlue Steel Cyclery
9Karen BROCKETRaytown, MOEthos Racing
10Madeleine MYALLLafayette, CACalifornia Giant Cycling
11Catherine MAIERYakima, WARevel Consulting/Rad Racing NW
12Anna MILTONNorthborough, MAMinuteman Road Club