Howe, Barnholt, Hall Lead the Master Women’s Charge

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Masters Women 30+ Start , Cyclocross National Championships Day 2. © Amy Dykema

Masters Women 30+ Start , Cyclocross National Championships Day 2. © Amy Dykema

After 180 singlespeed riders pounded the course into submission, the superfast Masters Women duked it out for eight titles over the course of the day. We’ll see many of the racers from the 30-34, 35-39 and 40-44 categories battling again on Sunday in the Elite race – so these are clearly racers with talent and kick. The sun defrosted some of the icy and snowy sections enough to spatter racers’ faces with some mud to make it look like ‘cross out there, but there was still plenty of slick black ice in the corners and off-cambers.

Women’s 30-34 Kari Studley took an early lead in the Women’s 30-34 race and was joined by Barb (Barbarella) Howe and Andrea Smith. Smith faltered, losing contact with the two west coast riders while Howe and Studley traded the lead and took shots at each other like it was a championship boxing match.  As the weather warmed up, course conditions took a sharp turn as riders started crossing the finish streaked in mud.  While Howe and Studley traded blows, Deidre (Dee Dee) Winfield worked her way into third and by the last lap passed Studley to finish second.  In the final straight Studley found herself in a two-up sprint with Andrea Smith. After some contact between the two riders, Smith crossed the line third, much to Studley’s disappointment (and subsequent protest).  Howe’s commanding win in the final laps of the 30+ race demonstrated her drive and commitment after several years of health issues and injuries that have kept her readjusting expectations from her level of three to four years ago.

1. Barbara Howe (Vanderkitten)
2. Deidre Winfield
3. Andrea Smith (Minuteman Road Club)
4. Kari Studley (Velo Bella)
5. Sarah Maile (Ventana Mountain Bikes)

Women’s 35-39 Starting behind the 30-34 women, Kerry Barnholt might have been at a disadvantage due to traffic. Barnholt, however, used the younger women as rabbits. After taking the holeshot, Barnholt ripped her way through the field in front to the point that, if she were racing in the 30-34 race, she’d have come in fifth. Linda Sone, a firefighter out of Minneapolis, and Nicole Duke, a pro downhill racer, rounded out the top-three but never caught sight of Barnholt once she stormed out of the starting gate.

1. Kerry Barnholt (Scott Ritchey)
2. Linda Sone (Planet Bike)
3. Nicole Duke
4. Jennifer Gaertner (Riverstone Women’s Racing Team)
5. Sally Annis (Nebc/Cycleloft)

In the Masters 40-44 Women’s race, Gina Hall (Cal Giant) capped her return to cyclocross racing with an impressive, gritty win in a tight, dramatic race. Four women quickly separated themselves from the field with “professor” Elizabeth Frye taking the holeshot and dragging defending champion Wendy Williams (Hudz Subaru), Hall and Shannon Gibson (Velo Bella) with her. While Gibson struggled a bit on the rideable run-up, the other three took turns at the front in their bid to take the stars and stripes jersey. But Williams took a spill with a lap and a half to go and Frye seized the opportunity to gap the defending champ. Hall clung tight and Gibson stayed within reach and, with one to go, it looked like the top three were set.

Hall, used to big-time cyclocross from racing Super Cups and in European events, took charge on the last lap and opened up the gap over Frye and Gibson, rolling in to an easy win. Behind, Williams remained determined in her chase and, with a ferocious sprint, just took Frye at the line. In the process the two collided and Frye hit the deck hard. Behind, Gibson rolled across in fourth. Allison Baumhefner finished in fifth.

1. Gina Hall (Cal Giant Strawberries)
2. Wendy Williams (Hudz / Subaru)
3. Elizabeth Frye (Boone Velo)
4. Shannon Gibson (Velo Bella)
5. Allison Baumhefner

In the Masters 45-49 race, Kris Walker (Church of the Big Ring) defended her title and kept the jersey with a narrow sprint victory over fast-finishing Karen Hogan (Chipotle – Titus) with former time trial World Champ Karen Brems (Webcor) closing a big gap to finish in third, just four seconds off the pace.

1. Kris Walker (Church of the Big Ring)
2. Karen Hogan (Chipotle – Titus)
3. Karen Brems (Webcor Builders)
4. Beverly Chaney (Team Roaring Mouse)
5. Lauri Webber (Secret Henry’s Team)

In the Masters 50-54 race, Marilyn Ruseckas (Seven Cycles) entered her first National Championships after many years out of the sport and, in the process, took a dominant win. Jane Finsterwald (Chipotle – Titus) finished in second, 46 seconds back, with Ruth Sherman (Corning Race), Karen Kenlan (Bend Bike N Sport) and Lee Smith (Team Group Health) rounding out the podium.

1. Marilyn Ruseckas (Seven Cycles)
2. Jane Finsterwald (Chipotle – Titus)
3. Ruth Sherman (Corning Race Team)
4. Karen Kenlan (Bend Bike N Sport)
5. Lee Smith (Team Group Health)

Women’s 55-59 Diane Ostenso (Planet Bike) took her third National Championship in a row, blowing past younger riders and stretching her lead out to a two-minute gap over former National Champ Tove Shere (Thenationalsproject.com). Margaret Thompson (Hammer) finished in third.

1. Diane Ostenso (Planet Bike)
2. Tove Shere (TheNationalsProject.com)
3. Margaret Thompson (Team Hammer Nutrition)
4. Carol Ruckle (Team Possibilities)
5. Tracy Lea (Team Fuji)

Women’s 60+ Martha Iverson (Durango Wheel Club) racing in the 60-64 age group, and Julie Lockhart (NEBC/Cycle Loft/Devonshire Dental / MCRA) racing in the 65-69 recaptured their 2008 titles for another year.  With several national titles to her name, Lockhart shows no sign of retiring after a full schedule of road, track and ‘cross races in 2009.

60-64
1. Martha Iverson (Durango Wheel Club)
2. Sandy V. Gilliard

65+
1. Julie Lockhart (NEBC/CycleLoft)

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Full Results:

1. Julie LOCKHART (Nebc/cycleloft/devonshire Dent) Female 65-99

1. Martha IVERSON (Durango Wheel Club) Female 60-64
2. V. Sandy GILLIARD () Female 60-64

1. Diane OSTENSO (Planet Bike) Female 55-59
2. Tove SHERE (Thenationalsproject.com) Female 55-59
3. Margaret THOMPSON (Team Hammer Nutrition) Female 55-59
4. Carol RUCKLE (Team Possibilities) Female 55-59
5. Tracy LEA (Team Fuji) Female 55-59
6. Barbara THIELE (Team Rose City) Female 55-59
7. Frances SUMMERHILL (La Forza) Female 55-59
8. Robin MACDONALD-FOLEY (Judgement Velo/tbov) Female 55-59
9. Andrea CARVEY (Team Cross) Female 55-59
10. Deb CREAMER (Two Wheeler) Female 55-59
11. Melissa BOYD (Pacific Power Blue Sky) Female 55-59

1. Marilyn RUSECKAS (Seven Cycles) Female 50-54
2. Jane FINSTERWALD (Chipotle-titus) Female 50-54
3. Ruth SHERMAN (Corning Race Team) Female 50-54
4. Karen KENLAN (Bend Bike N Sport) Female 50-54
5. Lee SMITH (Team Group Health) Female 50-54
6. Julie BATES (Team Roaring Mouse) Female 50-54
7. Deirdre GARVEY (Aca) Female 50-54
8. Lori SMITH (Lactic Acid Cycling) Female 50-54
9. Pam REID (Team Rose City) Female 50-54
10. Karen WILKINSON (Team Group Health) Female 50-54
11. Jennifer HOLLIBAUGH () Female 50-54
12. Linda ELGART (Webcor/alto Velo) Female 50-54
13. Lynn PITSON (Carolina Masters Cycling) Female 50-54
14. Carol JOHNSON (Team Group Health) Female 50-54
15. Jeanine BATES (Hopkins Honda/code 3 Racing) Female 50-54
16. Linda BITNER (Swift Cycling) Female 50-54
17. Sandra MORRRISSEY () Female 50-54
18. Cindy KLYN () Female 50-54
19. Mary ROSS (Multnomah Athletic Club) Female 50-54
20. Adelaida MIRO () Female 50-54
21. Renee MILTON () Female 50-54
999. Ina MCLEAN (Bend Bike N Sport) Female 50-54
999. Heidi PEYTON () Female 50-54
999. Katherine CHRISTENSEN () Female 50-54

1. Kris WALKER (Church Of The Big Ring/realcyc) Female 45-49
2. Karen HOGAN (Chipotle-titus) Female 45-49
3. Karen BREMS (Webcor Builders) Female 45-49
4. Beverly CHANEY (Team Roaring Mouse) Female 45-49
5. Lauri WEBBER (Secret Henry’s Team) Female 45-49
6. Catherine WALBERG (Team Kenda) Female 45-49
7. Katrina (trina) BAUMSTEIGER (Team Rambuski Law) Female 45-49
8. Beth LYNDON-GRIFFITH (Hagens Berman Cycling) Female 45-49
9. Michele BLISS (Chipotle-titus) Female 45-49
10. Dorothy WONG (Team Cicle) Female 45-49
11. Eileen KELLY-FOULSTON (Sorella Forte) Female 45-49
12. Julie JENNINGS (Sunnyside Sports) Female 45-49
13. Wanda HOWLETT () Female 45-49
14. Kathleen BORTOLUSSI (HRS/Rocklobster) Female 45-49
15. Jackie COHEN () Female 45-49
16. Julie LEWIS-SROKA (Lake Effect Cycling Team) Female 45-49
17. Elizabeth HARLOW (C3-athletes Serving Athletes) Female 45-49
18. Anne LINTON (Sorella Forte) Female 45-49
19. Janel LODGE (Blackmarket Racing) Female 45-49
20. Susan PRIETO () Female 45-49
21. Darcy TIGLAS () Female 45-49
22. Teri CARILLI (Nebc/cycle Loft/devonshire Den) Female 45-49
23. Winona HUBBARD (Bike Trip/santa Cruz) Female 45-49
24. Jill BALLANTYNE (Sunnyside Sports) Female 45-49
25. Karen GORITSKI () Female 45-49
26. Jan MOSS (Team Group Health) Female 45-49
27. Sheilagh GRIFFIN () Female 45-49
28. Lillian SCHIAVO () Female 45-49
29. Linda MAZA-SPARKS (Double Check) Female 45-49
996. Tammy EBERSOLE (Evolution Racing) Female 45-49
996. Jitka COLE (Starbucks / Scca) Female 45-49
996. Diane CONWAY () Female 45-49
996. Cynthia FREED (Cucina Fresca) Female 45-49

1. Gina HALL (Cal Giant Berry Farm) Female 40-44
2. Wendy WILLIAMS (Hudz-Subaru) Female 40-44
3. Elizabeth FRYE (Boone Velo) Female 40-44
4. Shannon GIBSON (Velobella) Female 40-44
5. Allison BAUMHEFNER (Unattached) Female 40-44
6. Kim RUETER (Sorella Forte) Female 40-44
7. Brenna LOPEZ-OTERO (Velo Bella/kona) Female 40-44
8. Lora HECKMAN (Peloton Cycles – Specialized) Female 40-44
9. Erika KRUMPELMAN (Velo Bella) Female 40-44
10. Jill FATTOR (Unattached) Female 40-44
11. Stephanie UETRECHT () Female 40-44
12. Becky BJORK (Bend Bike N Sport) Female 40-44
13. Molly MARTIN (Nrc/kona) Female 40-44
14. Rhonda MORIN (Sorella Forte) Female 40-44
15. Katrina DOWIDCHUK (Team DRT/Deep Blue) Female 40-44
16. Joanne STEVENS (Sunnyside Sports) Female 40-44
17. Rachel FARRETT () Female 40-44
18. Aimee BAKER (Hopkins Honda/code 3) Female 40-44
19. Julie SWEARINGEN (Mountain View Cycles Hood Rive) Female 40-44
20. Leah SANDA (Flatlandia) Female 40-44
21. Virginie CALMÉ () Female 40-44
22. Sami FOURNIER () Female 40-44
23. Antonia LEAL (Planet Bike) Female 40-44
24. Suz FALVEY () Female 40-44
25. Sharon GREGG (Blue Rooster/thesports Medicin) Female 40-44
26. Rena SIMPSON () Female 40-44
27. Colleen MCCLENAHAN (Sorella Forte/specialized) Female 40-44
28. Cynthia ENGEL (Webcyclery.com) Female 40-44
29. Deborah DRIVER (Ragnarok Racing) Female 40-44
30. Susanna JULBER (Bend Bike N Sport) Female 40-44
31. Karen OPPENHEIMER () Female 40-44
32. Wanda SIMCHUK (Twin Six/volker Bicycles) Female 40-44
33. Allison BRADDOCK (Momentum Racing) Female 40-44
34. Gina MILLER (Sunnyside Sports) Female 40-44
35. Penny COLLINS () Female 40-44
36. Dinorah LAWSON (Celo Pacific) Female 40-44
37. Kimberly NUFFER (Tough Girl / Scott) Female 40-44
38. Cary STEINMAN (Bend Bike N Sport) Female 40-44
39. Jenny FEIX () Female 40-44
40. Rebecca BOZARTH () Female 40-44
41. Kayla THOMASON (Blue Sky Velo) Female 40-44
42. Beth MASON (Verge Test Pilot) Female 40-44
43. Annette PADILLA (Celo Pacific) Female 40-44
996. Julie BROWNING (Cyclepath Racing) Female 40-44
996. Trudy BJORNSEN (Davis Bike Club) Female 40-44
996. Renee BECKLOFF (Roaring Mouse) Female 40-44
996. Carrie EDWARDS (Sheila Moon/ Big Swingin’ Cycl) Female 40-44
996. Mary YAX (Bend Bike N Sport) Female 40-44
996. Angela CONNAUGHTON () Female 40-44
999. Jodi CONNOLLY () Female 40-44

1. Kerry BARNHOLT (Scott Ritchey) Female 35-39
2. Linda SONE (Planet Bike) Female 35-39
3. Nicole DUKE () Female 35-39
4. Jenni GAERTNER (Riverstone Women’s Racing Team) Female 35-39
5. Sally ANNIS (Nebc/cycleloft/devonshire Dent) Female 35-39
6. Kristal BONI (Blue Sky Velo) Female 35-39
7. Hollie MCGOVERN (Sert / Sho Air) Female 35-39
8. Amy FRYKMAN (Team Delphine) Female 35-39
9. Beth BURNS (Veloce) Female 35-39
10. Elizabeth MARZOLF (Hagens Berman Cycling Team) Female 35-39
11. Jadine RILEY (Team Group Health) Female 35-39
12. Holly KLUG (Courage) Female 35-39
13. Deb WHITMORE (Bmw/bianchi) Female 35-39
14. Renee SCOTT (Sunnyside Sports) Female 35-39
15. Patricia DOWD (Team Delphine) Female 35-39
16. Allison SNOOKS (Minuteman Road Club) Female 35-39
17. Michelle SINNOTT () Female 35-39
18. Dayna DEUTER (Church Of The Big Ring) Female 35-39
19. Ali RITTER (Hagens Berman) Female 35-39
20. Maren NELSON (Buy Local) Female 35-39
21. Jennifer JORDAN (Hopkins Honda/code 3 Racing) Female 35-39
22. Kimberly FLYNN (Vantaggio/ Specialized Scv) Female 35-39
23. Jennifer HORN (Sorella Cycling P/b Bvm Engine) Female 35-39
24. Kimberly DUBECK (Beans Bikes) Female 35-39
25. Janet TRUBEY (Nccx) Female 35-39
26. Laura KOZLOWSKI (Velo Bella) Female 35-39
27. Julie HOLMAN (T.e.a.m. Fuji) Female 35-39
28. Elaine PRAUSE (Super Relax) Female 35-39
29. Kristie HAMILTON (Team Beer) Female 35-39
30. Shellie HEGGENBERGER () Female 35-39
31. Lara SIROIS (Soulsport) Female 35-39
32. Amanda MCNABB (Team Group Health) Female 35-39
996. Stella CAREY (Hrs-rock Lobster) Female 35-39
996. Meredith MILLER (California Giant Berry Farms/s) Female 35-39
996. Nikole ROCK (Ragnarok Racing) Female 35-39
996. Kathleen MCMAHON (Cucina Fresca) Female 35-39
999. Jessica GALLAGHER () Female 35-39
999. Kate BAVUSO (Team Kate) Female 35-39
999. Michelle MISHOE (Specialized River City Bicycle) Female 35-39
999. Tara WALHART (Team Campmor) Female 35-39

1. Barbara HOWE (Vanderkitten) Female 30-34
2. Deidre WINFIELD () Female 30-34
3. Andrea SMITH (Minuteman Road Club) Female 30-34
4. Kari STUDLEY (Velo Bella) Female 30-34
5. Sarah MAILE (Ventana Mountain Bikes) Female 30-34
6. Kristi BERG (Redline Bicycles) Female 30-34
7. Serena BISHOP (Sunnyside Sports) Female 30-34
8. Emily VAN METER () Female 30-34
9. Megan FARIS () Female 30-34
10. Erika POWERS (Revolution / Peak Fasteners) Female 30-34
11. Heather CLARK (Bend Bike N Sport) Female 30-34
12. Shannon HOLDEN (Vanderkitten) Female 30-34
13. Kathleen HANNON () Female 30-34
14. Corey COOGAN (Ridley Factory Team) Female 30-34
15. Kristin WENTWORTH (Planet Bike) Female 30-34
16. Nikki THIEMANN (Pabst Blue Ribbon) Female 30-34
17. Kristine CHURCH (Humanzoom/ Pabst Blue Ribbon) Female 30-34
18. Veronica VEGA (Sunnyside Sports) Female 30-34
19. Natalia GARDIOL (Cambridge Bicycle / Igleheart) Female 30-34
20. Marsa DANIEL () Female 30-34
21. Becca BLAY (Mafia Racing) Female 30-34
22. Lindsay KANDRA (Hammer Velo) Female 30-34
23. Anne LOVE (Ubrdo Team Project) Female 30-34
24. Mary “Evie” BOSWELL-VILT (Unattached) Female 30-34
25. Emily KACHOREK (Beer) Female 30-34
26. Haley BEANN (Vanderkitten Racing) Female 30-34
27. Lea STRALKA () Female 30-34
28. Katie MELENA (Hrs Rock Lobster) Female 30-34
29. Elizabeth ALLBUT (Team Voler Tuesday Velo) Female 30-34
30. Megan CORDES () Female 30-34
31. Karyn ABRAHAM (Cycle U) Female 30-34
32. Lindsay JONES (N/a) Female 30-34
33. Courtney GREEN (Unattached) Female 30-34
34. Allison BEALL (Riverstone Women’s Racing Team) Female 30-34
35. Lea JULSON () Female 30-34
36. Jennie WADE (The Church Of The Big Ring/rea) Female 30-34
37. Emily THURSTON (Team Vegan) Female 30-34
38. Beth WELLIVER (Vello Bella – Ellsworth) Female 30-34
39. Bess TONKINSON () Female 30-34
40. Marissa AXELL (Team Roaring Mouse) Female 30-34
41. Michelle MONROE (Joselyn’s/burnham Coaching) Female 30-34
42. Erin LINDHEIM (Hopkins Honda/code 3 Racing) Female 30-34
43. Annie CHEENEY () Female 30-34
996. Amanda CAREY (Kenda/trainwitheric.com) Female 30-34
996. Rachel CIESLEWICZ (Monavie/cannondale) Female 30-34
996. Lyndsey HAWKINS (Hunter Freewheel) Female 30-34
996. Kathryn MECKLE (Cucina Fresca) Female 30-34
999. Miss Mary PEREZ (Vello Bella) Female 30-34
999. Amy BREYLA (C3-athletes Serving Athletes) Female 30-34

 

 

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