National Championships Masters Women: Iverson, Lockhart, Elgart, Hogan Take Titles – Full Results, Brief Reports

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Linda Elgart wins her second national title. Cyclocross Nationals Day 2 © Janet Hill

Linda Elgart wins her second national title. Cyclocross Nationals Day 2 © Janet Hill

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BEND, ORE. – The Masters Women’s title races got underway Thursday morning with a course that met with extremely positive feedback from competitors as the terrain continued to thaw, providing the perfect blend between technical and grippy. Last year’s main climb, which was unrideable by most in the early Championship races, was easily tackled this year, and the blend between twisty and wide-open power sections favored riders with balanced strengths.

Lockhart Goes it Alone, Iverson Prevails
Nationals has only just gotten started, and Martha Iverson has already added a second title to the Durango Wheel Club’s tally, with Walt Axthelm bringing home the win in the men’s 75+ event earlier in the morning. Iverson won the 60-64 race in front of Flo Leibowitz. Julie Lockhart lined up with the younger women and rode to the women’s 70+ title uncontested.

Linda Elgart Emerges from Lead Trio in Women’s 55-59
Tove Shere (KHSNM.com) stormed off the start line to an early lead, with Linda Elgart (Alto Velo Racing Club) and Lee Smith (Sound Velo) hot on her heels. The trio quickly built an insurmountable lead over the rest of the field. Shere began to fade as the laps wore on, and with two-and-a-half laps to go, Elgart only got stronger, building up a lead of almost a minute by the time she claimed her Nationals’ jersey. Smith would narrowly edge out Shere for second.

“We’ve been blessed with a muddy season around Sacramento, so I was well prepared for the course conditions today.” Linda’s husband John had brought home a title earlier in the day, making this the second time that the husband and wife duo won championships on the same day, with the previous instance in Napa, California, in 2002.

Walker Wins Thrilling Duel with Ruseckas in 50-54 race
Kris Walker
(Church of the Big Ring) aged up a group for this itieration of Nationals, but the result was much the same as she was able to bring home a 2010 National title. The race did not, however, go off without a hitch, as Walker ran into trouble with an early crash.

Marilyn Ruseckas, the defending 50-54 champion, took advantage and was off to an early lead. But Walker proved resourceful and battled her way back to the front, making for a two-woman race. After establishing a slim gap, a bobble by Walker with a half lap to go would enable Ruseckas to rejoin her at the front.

The two continued to battle, with Walker maintaining a slim lead. Walker quickly got around a lapped rider as she neared the end of the race, and Ruseckas was momentarily hung up, adding a little extra cushion to Walker’s winning margin.

Karen Hogan was dominant in the 45+ race. © Tim Westmore

Karen Hogan was dominant in the 45+ race. © Tim Westmore

Hogan Outpaces Gibson, Women’s 45-49
Karen Hogan
quickly established herself as the woman to beat in the Masters women 45-49 event, carving out a gap in the technical turns on the eastern part of the course. Hogan’s gap would grow to 30 seconds over Velo Bella’s Shannon Gibson, who was relentless in her chase. Hogan, who was able to keep an eye on her competitor thanks to the twists and turns, was quick to credit Gibson’s chase. “I wasn’t gaining much on her lap to lap, she was pushing me,” said Hogan.

Hogan improved her 2009 Nationals result by one important spot, and she was quick to credit the strong local race scene she has. “I’m pack fodder in Colorado,” said Hogan. “I’m measuring myself against some of the girls who are going to do really well in the Elite race there.”

Full reports, quotes, more photos coming soon!

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Full Results:

Masters Women 70+

Place Points Name City, State Time License Bib Team
1 150 Julie Lockhart Dunstable, MA 226695 129 Northeast Bicycle Club (NEBC)

Masters Women 60-64:

Place Points Name City, State Time License Bib Team
1 150 Martha Iverson Durango, CO 0:50:49 80010 126 Durango Wheel Club
2 135 Flo Leibowitz Corvallis, OR 51:02:00 301415 127

Masters Women 55-59:

Place Points Name City, State Time License Bib Team
1 150 Linda Elgart Sacramento, CA 0:43:28 45299 108 Alto Velo Racing Club/Webcor/Al
2 135 Lee Smith Seattle, WA 44:51:00 236239 109 Sound Velo Cycling Club/Team Gr
3 120 Tove Shere Santa Fe, NM 45:33:00 73854 103 Khsnm.Com/Thenationalsproject.C
4 105 Carol Ruckle Redlands, CA 47:24:00 30799 110 Pull Thru Racing/Team Possabili
5 90 Margaret Thompson Clinton, NY 48:01:00 35453 104 Team Hammer Nutrition
6 85 Melissa Boyd Corvallis, OR 53:48:00 303214 107
7 80 Barbara Thiele Hillsboro, OR 54:49:00 268052 106
8 75 Frances Summerhill Centennial, CO 54:52:00 203904 102 Front Rangers Cycling Club

Masters Women 50-54:

Place Points Name City, State Time License Bib Team
1 150 Kris Walker Pocatello, ID 0:39:51 48743 210 Church Of The Big Ring
2 135 Marilyn Ruseckas Waitsfield, VT 39:59:00 78836 201
3 120 Jane Finsterwald Basalt, CO 40:12:00 83503 206 Colobikelaw.Com
4 105 Kathy Sarvary Lunenburg, MA 42:36:00 31327 207 Blue Steel Cyclery
5 90 Karen Kenlan Bend, OR 43:39:00 28009 209
6 85 Tami Reed Eagle, ID 44:14:00 297551 227 Lost River Cycling Club/Intermo
7 80 Betsy Richards Durango, CO 44:40:00 295646 223 Durango Wheel Club/Durango Whee
8 75 Deirdre Garvey Boulder, CO 44:50:00 68552 211 American Cycling Association
9 70 Julie Bates San Francisco, CA 45:01:00 205183 228 Team Roaring Mouse
10 65 Jan Moss Portland, OR 45:16:00 177551 225
11 60 Jitka Cole Kent, WA 45:30:00 235552 216 Scca/Starbucks Cycling
12 55 Lori Smith Boise, ID 45:45:00 220378 220 Coeur D ‘Alene Velo Racers (Cda
13 50 katherine christensen Portland, OR 45:54:00 302814 208
14 45 Linda Fanning Portland, OR 46:42:00 330632 215
15 40 Linda Bitner Longmont, CO 47:25:00 286321 219
16 38 Carol Johnson Seattle, WA 47:42:00 197530 214 Sound Velo Cycling Club/Team Gr
17 36 Yvonne Walbroehl Mountain View, CA 48:01:00 219164 226 Peninsula Velo Cycling Club/Pen
18 34 Karen Wilkinson Seattle, WA 48:17:00 236442 205 Sound Velo Cycling Club/Team Gr
19 32 Marta Medcalf Vashon, WA @1Lap 206931 212
20 30 Lynn Pitson Salisbury, NC @1Lap 235467 203 Carolina Masters /Carolina Mast
21 28 Millie Milton Northborough, MA @1Lap 286254 213
22 26 Jeanine Bates San Francisco, CA @1Lap 195292 217 Team Affinity/Team Ipass
23 24 Sandra Morrissey Albuquerque, NM @1Lap 286505 218 Team Cross (Tcnm)
24 22 Sherri Thompson Louisville, KY @1Lap 290519 224 Rogue Racing Project
25 20 Mary Ross Portland, OR @2Lap 30645 222 Multnomah Athletic Club
DNS 0 Elizabeth Heller St. Louis, MO DNS 49234 221
DNF 0 Kari Myrland Oregon, WI DNF 324156 204

Masters Women 45-49:

Place Points Name City, State Time License Bib Team
1 150 Karen Hogan Louisville, CO 0:38:29 248610 152 Justin’S / Titus Mountain Bike
2 135 Shannon Gibson Durango, CO 38:59:00 156279 165 Velo Bella
3 120 Lauri Webber Newmark, DE 39:52:00 160128 175 Secret Henrys Team
4 105 Catherine Walberg Topeka, KS 40:01:00 36933 172 Team Kenda Presented By Geargri
5 90 Karen Brems Redwood City, CA 40:03:00 20017 167 Alto Velo Racing Club
6 85 Katrina (Trina) Baumsteiger San Luis Obispo, CA 40:07:00 2947 163 Team Rambuski Law
7 80 Stacey Barbossa Rutherford, NJ 40:15:00 290272 153 Montclair Cyclists
8 75 Rhonda Morin Gresham, OR 41:31:00 68540 184
9 70 Michele Bliss Boulder, CO 42:09:00 60539 161 Justin’S / Titus Mountain Bike
10 65 Julie Lewis-Sroka N Royalton, OH 42:40:00 143111 171 Lake Effect Cycling Team
11 60 Beverly Chaney Carmel, CA 43:11:00 221127 182 Team Roaring Mouse
12 55 Colleen McClenahan Portland, OR 43:13:00 200490 183
13 50 Tamara Donnelly Seattle, WA 44:04:00 236577 180
14 45 Elizabeth Harlow Baltimore, MD 44:14:00 236188 168 Charm City Cycling Llc
15 40 Julie Jennings Hermiston, OR 44:21:00 302421 156
16 38 Kathleen Bortolussi Aptos, CA 44:41:00 146732 173 Velo Bella
17 36 Susanna Julber Bend, OR 44:54:00 302552 177
18 34 Janel Lodge Santa Cruz, CA 45:30:00 136126 160
19 32 Dorothy Wong Altadena, CA 45:39:00 104462 179 The Team /The Team Socalcross
20 0 Katy Curran Herndon, VA 45:43:00 303838 164 Evolution Cycling Club P/B Long
21 28 Darcy Tiglas Loveland, CO 46:13:00 255031 174
22 26 Sharon Gregg Seattle, WA 48:41:00 270361 158 Avanti Racing Club/Blue Rooster
23 24 Cary Steinman Bend, OR 49:19:00 297341 154
24 22 Monica DeWald Seattle, WA 50:13:00 269694 157
25 20 Kathryn Schaus Chippewa Falls, WI 50:57:00 317982 181 Planet Bike
26 19 Sheilagh Griffin Portland, OR @1Lap 303648 170
27 18 Julia Fudge Eugene, OR @1Lap 331162 155
28 17 Rebecca Bozarth Portland, OR @1Lap 303539 169 Webcyclery Racing
29 16 Lillian Schiavo Klamathfalls, OR @1Lap 303513 159
DNS 0 Eileen Kelly-Foulston Portland, OR DNS 271856 162
DNS 0 Soni Andreini Poulsen Arnold, CA DNS 235758 176 Velo Bella

 

 

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