CYCLING: Four golds for Jennifer Valente as four stars win third straight U.S. Track Cycling titles in Carson

Now 20-time U.S. national track champion: Jennifer Valente (Photo: USA Cycling)

Already a six-time World Championships medalist in both and individual events, the question was not whether 24-year-old Jennifer Valente was going to win more medals at the USA Cycling National Track Championships … but how many?

She came into the 2019 Track Nationals with 16 career U.S. titles and finished her week at the VELO Sports Center in Carson, California with 20, winning the Points Race, Scratch Race, Omnium and the Madison, this time with Megan Jastrab.

In fact, for Valente, it’s her third straight year – all at the VELO Sports Center – to win the Points, Scratch and Omnium races!

And she wasn’t the only to extend dynastic reigns over some of the events:

John Croom won his third straight U.S. men’s Time Trial title;
Ashton Lambie won his third straight U.S. men’s Pursuit title;
Daniel Holloway and Adrian Hegyvary repeated as U.S. men’s Madison champions;
Mandy Marquardt won her third straight U.S. women’s Time Trial title.

The Madison winners, Holloway and Hegyvary were everywhere in the men’s events, going 1-2 (Hegyvary and Holloway) in the Points Race and then 2-3 (Hegyvary and Holloway) in the Omnium, behind Gavin Hoover.

Interestingly, while Valente (4) and Marquardt (2) accounted for six of the eight women’s individual titles, there were no men’s doublers this year in the individual events. Summaries:

USA Cycling National Track Championships
Carson, California (USA) ~ 2-7 July 2019
(Full results here)

Men

Sprint/ Final: Rex Ainsle d. Andrew Carlberg, 2-0 (+0.033; +0.183). Third: James Mellon d. Sandor Delgado, 2-0.

1,000 m Time Trial: 1. John Croom, 1:03.569; 2. Eric Young, 1:03.583; 3. Andrew Carlberg, 1:04.605; 4. Delgado, 1:05.228; 5. Peter Bock, 1:06.206; 6. Zachariah McClendon, 1:06.271; 7. Spencer Seggebruch, 1:06.662; 8. Rex Aisnlie, 1:07.345.

Indiv. Pursuit/ Final (4 km): Ashton Lambie d. Croom, overtaken. Third: Daniel Summerhill d. Seggebruch, 4:30.332-4:33.847.

Keirin: 1. Mellon; 2. Delgado, +1.152; 3. J. Christiansen, +1.438; 4. Joshua Hartman, +1.582; 5. Giddeon Massie, +1.792; 6. McClendon, +2.175.

Points Race: 1. Adrian Hegyvary, 84; 2. Daniel Holloway, 68; 3. Gavin Hoover, 54; 4. Shane Kline, 29; 5. Daniel Summerhill, 24; 6. Daniel Breuer, 12; 7. Jeremy Cottell, 2; 8. James Carney, 1.

Scratch Race: 1. Eric Young; 2. Colby Lange; 3. Summerhill; 4. Ryan Jastrab; 5. Kline; 6. Holloway; 7. Justin Butsavage; 8. Alexander Winter.

Omnium: 1. Hoover, 204 points; 2. Hegyvary, 177; 3. Holloway, 137; 4. Kline, 132; 5. Young, 129; 6. Summerhill, 116; 7. Lange, 83; 8. Jastrab, 81.

Madison: 1. Daniel Holloway/Adrian Hegyvary, 92 points; 2. Eric Young/Gavin Hoover, 39; 3. Justin Williams/Shane Kline, 24; 4. James Hilyer/Justin Butsavage, 3; 5. Brody McDonald/Ian Oelrich, -11; 6. Ryan Jastrab/Colby Lange, -12; 7. Innokenty Zavyalov/Daniel Breuer, -34.

Women

Sprint/ Final: Sophia Shuway d. Keely Kortman, 2-0 (+0.183, +0.161). Third: Mandy Marquardt d. Madalyn Godby, 2-0.

500 m Time Trial: 1. Marquardt, 35.021; 2. Kortman, 36.667; 3. Dawn Orwick, 36.719; 4. Kira Maximovich, 37.298; 5. Ivy Koester, 37.327; 6. Heather Gray, 37.496; 7. Marcy Bardman, 37.538; 8. Janelly Prieto, 39.096.

Indiv. Pursuit/Final: (3 km): Molly van Houweling d. Alijah Beatty, overtaken. Third: Zoe Saccio d. Danielle Morshead, 3:50.879-3:57.521.

Keirin: 1. Marquardt; 2. Godby, +0.233; 3. Ivy Koester, +0.334; 4. Kortman, +1.618; 5. Allyson Wasilelewski, +3:31.822; 6. Gulick, +3:31.963.

Points Race: 1. Jennifer Valente, 71 points; 2. Kate Wilson, 25; 3. Christina Birch, 16; 4. Megan Jastrab, 14; 5. Colleen Gulick, 10; 6. Taylor Sawyer, 2; 7. Lisa Eriksson, 1; 8. Zoe Ta-Perez, 0.

Scratch Race: 1. Valente; 2. Kendall Ryan; 3. Jastrab; 4. Burch; 5. Gulick; 6. Elspeth Huyett; 7. Jessica Chong; 8. Lisa Eriksson.

Omnium: 1. Valente, 140 points; 2. Birch, 117; 3. Kimberly Geist, 114; 4. Jastrab, 107; 5. Beatty, 105; 6. K. Ryan, 103; 7. Gulick, 100; 8. Saccio, 70.

Madison: 1. Megan Jastrab/Jennifer Valente, 41 points; 2. Kimberly Geist/Christina Birch, 31; 3. Elspeth Huyett/Tela Crane, -46;4. Jessica Chong/Kate Wilson, -87.

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