Oregon results from CX Natz Day 3

Jan 6, 2012 by

2012 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships

MADISON, Wisc. — Juniors and Masters held the dance card today at the USA Cycling Cyclocross Nationals in Madison, Wisc. Friday brought warmer temperatures, thawing out the course and  leaving behind some super slick mud just in time for the day’s racing.

Oregon riders were once again in the mix, with Bend Endurance Academy’s Cameron Beard highlighting the day with a bronze medal finish in the Junior 13-14 race. Beard got a last-row call-up (31st) and dropped the hammerto move through the field and into the medals. Dawson Stallings, Lance Haidet and Keenan Reynolds, all of Bend, got held up in a first-lap pile up but fought back in true Oregon Junior style. Bend’s Alice Drobna also hit the top 10 with a ninth-place finish in the hotly contested women’s 35-39 race. (More Oregon riders results below).

Saturday’s racing will see seven more stars-and-stripes jerseys in women’s Collegiate D1/D2 and men’s 17-18, U23, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44 and 45-49. Racing starts at 9 a.m. (Central Time) and concludes with the 45-minute Masters 30-34 race at 3:45 p.m.

The 2012 national championships conclude Sunday with five jerseys awarded. Racing begins at 9 a.m. with the men’s Collegiate D1, followed by the Collegiate D2 at 10. The Elite and U23 women race for 40 minutes beginning at noon. The day ends with the 60-minute Elite men’s race at 2:15 p.m. Both the men’s and womne’s Elite races will be streamed live at www.youtube.com/usacyclingorg.

Check out the PHOTO GALLERY of today’s racing by Brian Nelson of 541Images.com.

OREGON RESULTS
Friday, Jan. 6

Junior Men 13-14
3rd — Cameron Beard, Bend

Junior Men 15-16
11th — Dawson Stallings, Bend
24th — Lance Haidet, Bend
51st — Keenan Reynolds, Bend

Masters Women 30-34
16th — Serena Bishop Gordon, Bend

Masters Women 35-39
9th — Alice Drobna, Bend

Masters Men 50-54
46th — Colonel Reynolds, Bend