Nine Masters Women tackled the bumpy, heavy course to compete for the Masters Women 40-44 title at Cantigny Park.
The race was the fourth race on Friday at the 2021 USA Cyclocross National Championships.
Erin Feldhausen opened up a commanding lead on lap two of the four-lap race.
Feldhausen finished second in 2019 in the Masters 35-39, and like Elizabeth Sheldon earlier in the day, moved up a category and moved up a step.
Also moving up an age group was 2018 Masters 35-39 National Champ Holly Lavesser, who also finished second in 2019.
Lavesser and Alexandra Campbellforte were locked in a back-and-forth battle, before Lavesser escaped late to secure second.
Campbellforte gets the Most Improved title, as she finished the 35-39 race in 2019 in 14th.
The race followed the trend of large time gaps and smaller fields compared to 2019. Twenty two racers took the start in 2019 in Lakewood.
Full results below.
Featured photo: Z. Schuster, 2019 Cross Fire Halloween Race.
2021 USA Cycling Cyclocross Nationals, Cantigny Park, DuPage County Results Masters Women 45-49
|1||201||Melissa BARKER||Feedback Sports Racing||41:08:00||4|
|2||204||Kristin WEBER||LOCKTON FULL CYCLE TEAM||42:16:00||4|
|3||207||Joanne GROGAN||BMB Racing||42:46:00||4|
|5||202||Evie EDWARDS||Inga Thompson Foundation/Save Womens Sport||43:50:00||4|
|6||208||Jennifer NOWLIN||The Fix Studio||44:32:00||4|
|7||211||Abby WALKER||Industry Nine||48:18:00||4|
|8||203||Stephanie SWAN||Pathfinder of West Virginia||49:56:00||4|
|9||213||Anne-Marie OSWALD||xXx Racing-Athletico||36:58:00||3|
|10||206||Jen TILLMAN||Knobby by Nature||36:59:00||3|
|11||214||Jennifer OROZCO||PSIMET Racing||38:50:00||3|
|12||212||Jacqueline PALFY||Parallel 44 Racing p/b Sanford POWER||41:33:00||3|
|DNS||210||Kim JAYA||SDBC powered by Spinergy p/b UCCyclery||0|
|DNS||209||Bonnie SYMES||Campus WheelWorks||0|
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