VERONA, WISCONSIN—It was one very happy Trek Cyclocross Collective rider from Portland, Maine, who sailed across the finish line, mud-splattered, arms in the air and utterly, completely thrilled to take home her first National Championship win. Ellen Noble, wiping mud off of her face, grinned and simply said, “I’m thrilled.” And she has a lot to be happy about: not only did she take the 17-18 win, she also took home second place in the women’s singlespeed race on Wednesday, and it’s clear that she’s not slowing down anytime soon. And fellow New Englander Emma White (Cyclocrossworld) was equally pleased with her race as she came across the finish line just a couple of minutes later, having made her way through nearly the entire 17-18 field, which started a minute ahead of her. White is no stranger to the top step of the junior podium, having won last year and years prior, but she loved this year in particular because the “weather was very New England.”

Ellen Noble (Trek Cyclocross Collective) takes a big win in the Junior Women 17-18 group. © Cyclocross Magazine

Ellen Noble (Trek Cyclocross Collective) takes a big win in the Junior Women 17-18 group. © Cyclocross Magazine

Women’s 17-18

A hard-charging and determined Noble took the holeshot, rocketing ahead of her competition, namely, last year’s champion Corrie Osborne (Team Extreme). A crash in the first corner forced Noble to keep pushing the pace to keep her competition at bay, but though Osborne was able to tighten the gap, she never made it onto Noble’s wheel. Behind them, Hannah Finchamp (Team Luna Chix) battled her way through the thin mud, along with Bailey Semian (Pure Energy Cycling). Behind them, there was a gap to the rest of the field.

Ellen Noble dropped the hammer at the start, and never picked it up. © Cyclocross Magazine

Ellen Noble dropped the hammer at the start, and never picked it up. © Cyclocross Magazine

With only three laps of racing, Noble seemed unstoppable, while Osborne seemed to have second place wrapped up. The fight for third between Semian and Finchamp was brought to a close when a mechanical forced Semian to run to the pits, losing valuable time.

Noble took the win, and as she later told Cyclocross Magazine, she was racing for her dad, who passed away last year. “That’s why I’m so emotional. When he got sick in March, people asked, ‘Are you still going to do this? All pressure is off.’ And I was like, ‘Hell yes, I’m going to do this. I’m going to come back with a vengeance.'”

Interview with Ellen Noble:

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Women’s 15-16

Katherine Santos (Red Zone Cycling) was able to snag the holeshot on the pavement, but it was White who led as the group hit the mud. However, she crashed in the same spot that Noble had crashed moments before. However, White’s superior handling skills allowed her to keep her gap established, and she began to cut through not only her field, but the field that had started a minute ahead.

Emma White was dominant in her defense of her 15-16 National Championship. © Cyclocross Magazine

Emma White was dominant in her defense of her 15-16 National Championship. © Cyclocross Magazine

Behind her, Mina Anderberg (Team FUJI), last year’s 13-14 National Champion, was closing with an impressive ride through the 17-18 field as well, but never came near White. Santos stayed steadily in third, battling with Emma Schwartz (Junior Dropouts/Brazen Dropouts), Victoria Gates (JAM Fund) and Hannah Arensman (Fiets Maan Racing).

White moved up so far through the 17-18 field that the only women to finish ahead of her were the top three 17-18 racers.

Interview with Emma White:

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2013 Cyclocross Nationals Junior Women 15-16 Results

Place Points NameCity, StateTime BibTeam
1166.91Emma WHITE   Delanson, NY0:33:46 51 Cyclocrossworld
2183.14Mina ANDERBERG   Boulder, CO34:42 52 T.E.A.M. Fuji/Sports T.E.A.M.
3199.37Hannah ARENSMAN   Rutherford College, NC35:15 53 Fiets Maan Racing p/b Luna Cycles
4215.61Emma SWARTZ   Madison, WI35:19 66 Junior Dropouts/Brazen Dropouts
5231.84Katherine SANTOS   Louisville, KY35:39 64 Red Zone Cycling
6248.07Victoria GATES   Fitchburg, MA36:16 59 JAM Fund / NCC /Tenet Racing
7264.31Tiziana DEHORNEY   Albuquerque, NM36:18 54 Get Out! New Mexico
8280.54Shannon MALLORY   Bellingham, WA36:50 62 Shuksan Velo Club
9296.77Melissa SEIB   Bryantpond, ME37:05 65
10313.01Danielle MULLIS   Rochester, MI38:23 63 Wolverine Sports Club
11329.24Hailey FORTIN   Albuquerque, NM39:23 58 Get Out! New Mexico
12345.47Hannah ECKVAHL   Alta Loma, CA@1Lap 56 The TEAM SoCalCross/The TEAM
13361.71Gina JOHNSON   Park Ridge, IL@1Lap 61 Village-Verdigris Cycling
14377.94Mackenzie GREEN   Mason, OH@1Lap 60 Queen City Wheels
15394.17Rachel DOBROZSI   Loveland, OH@1Lap 55 Lionhearts/Queen City Wheels
16410.4Emily FALK   Louisville, KY@1Lap 57 Red Zone Cycling
17426.64Jocelyn VIDES   Reno, NV@1Lap 67 Velo Reno P/B Tamarack Junction


2013 Cyclocross Nationals Junior Women 17-18 Results

Place Points NameCity, StateTime BibTeam
1147.13Ellen NOBLE   Kennebunkport, ME0:32:54 90 Trek Cyclocross Collective
2168.65Corrie OSBORNE   Mequon, WI33:24 76 Team Extreme
3190.17Hannah FINCHAMP   Altadena, CA33:56 82 Team LUNA Chix
4211.69Bailey SEMIAN   Mertztown, PA36:29 92 Pure Energy Cycling-ProAirHFA
5233.21Sarah HUANG   Pleasant Prarie, WI36:52 83 ExergyTWENTY16
6254.73Andrea CASEBOLT   Olympia, WA36:59 79 Revel Consulting/Rad Racing NW
7276.25Kelly CATLIN   Arden Hills38:33 80 Gopher Wheelmen
8297.77GINNY JEPPI   Baltimore, MD39:23 86 Sublime Athletics Velo
9319.29Karen BROCKET   Raytown, MO39:43 78 JETCycling/JET Cycling
10340.81Emily HUEBNER   Waterford, VA39:54 84 Evolution Cycling Club p/b Long & Foster
11362.33Madeleine MYALL   Lafayette, CA40:04 88 California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized/California Giant Cycling
12383.85McCauley SMITH   Boulder, CO40:40 93 Boulder Junior Cycling
13405.37Madelaine MELCHER   Mentone, CA41:03 87 The TEAM SoCalCross/The TEAM
14426.89Rachael JENSEN   Shell Lake, WI41:37 85 RACC pb GG/Racers Against Childhood Cancer
15448.41Lauryn ANDRE   Longmont, CO@1Lap 77 
16469.93Mei ZHAO   Los Angeles, CA@1Lap 94 The TEAM SoCalCross/The TEAM
17491.45Emily NEICE   Granger, IN@1Lap 89 Spin Zone Racing Women/Spin Zone Racing
18512.97Alex CHRISTOFALOS   Lake Bluff, IL@1Lap 81 Activator Cycle Club