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Antonneau caps big weekend at collegiate nationals with two wins

  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published May. 6, 2013
Marian University teammates Kaitlin Antonneau (right) and Coryn Rivera placed first and second in the women's road race. Photo: USA Cycling

Kaitlin Antonneau (Marian University) doubled up on the final day of the 2013 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships on Sunday, winning the Division I women’s individual omnium and the road race.

In the 101-kilometer road race, Antonneau out-sprinted teammate Coryn Rivera to take the title. Not long before the finish, Antonneau and Katharine Hall (University of California-Berkeley) caught Rivera and Abigail Mickey (University of Colorado-Boulder) at the top of the final climb. Antonneau and Rivera then paired up and raced together to the finish line.

“I just knew I had to climb within myself,” Antonneau told USA Cycling. “It was really windy and hard. When we were maybe a half-mile from the top, I really started to dig and go hard to make sure I caught them before we started to descend. That worked out well for me.”

Finishing third was Mickey.

Antonneau’s victory in the omnium was her third consecutive title in the event, and she edged Rivera by just six points. Justine Boddy (Colorado State University) was third. On Saturday, Rivera won the criterium and Antonneau was second.

The men’s Division I road race, held on a 125km course, ended in a solo effort by Howard Grotts (Fort Lewis College). After a number of failed breakaways, Grotts launched his own attack on the final climb of the day. At the top he had about a one-minute gap on the field, and from there he sprinted to the finish line and beat Adam Leibovitz (Marian University) and Cody Foster (Texas A&M University) by 1:33 for the victory.

“I almost expected them to come right around the corner and blow right by me because descending on the road is definitely not my strong point,” Grotts said. “Luckily, I had built up enough of a lead on the climb to survive. I had a little bit of an advantage because I didn’t have to race the couple days before and a lot of them did the criterium and the time trial. This was the focus for Fort Lewis and for me.”

Leibovitz triumphed in the Division I men’s individual omnium with 289 points, finishing ahead of Renan Maia (Fort Lewis College) and Brandon Feehery (Lindenwood University).

Results from all of Sunday’s races are below.

Team omnium

Division I
1. Marian University, 553
2. University of Colorado-Boulder, 417
3. Fort Lewis College, 345
4. Lindenwood University, 345
5. University of California-Davis, 269

Division II
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 428
2. Colorado Mesa University, 328
3. Brevard College, 307
4. Mars Hill College, 305
5. Whitman College, 273

Individual omnium

Division I men
1. Adam Leibovitz (Indianapolis, Ind./Marian University), 289
2. Renan Maia (Durango, Colo./Fort Lewis College), 224
3. Brandon Feehery (Homewood, Ill./Lindenwood University), 163
4. Ryan Sullivan (Nashville, Tenn./Cumberland University), 139
5. William Buick (Boulder, Colo./University of Colorado-Boulder), 136

Division I women
1. Kaitlin Antonneau (Racine, Wis./Marian University), 295
2. Coryn Rivera (Tustin, Calif./Marian University), 289
3. Justine Boddy (Loveland, Colo./Colorado State University), 197
4. Abigail Mickey (Aspen, Colo./University of Colorado-Boulder), 183
5. Nicolle Bruderer (Boulder, Colo./University of Colorado-Boulder), 165

Division II men
1. Matt Lyons (Denver, Colo./University of Denver), 278
2. Michael Mulvihill (San Francisco, Calif./Duke University), 230
3. Kit Recca (Golden, Colo./Colorado School of Mines), 196
4. Cameron Cogburn (Cambridge, Mass./Massachusetts Institute of Technology), 177
5. Matthew Rinehart (Durham, N.C./Duke University), 153

Division II Women
1. Laura Ralston (Cambridge, Mass./Massachusetts Institute of Technology), 274
2. Erica Zaveta (Erwinna, Pa./Brevard College), 266
3. Christina Birch (Somerville, Mass.), 232
4. Rose Long (New York, N.Y./Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), 221
5. Tanelle Berard (Clive, Iowa/University of Northern Colorado), 196

Road race

Division I men
1. Howard Grotts (Durango, Colo./Fort Lewis College), 2:56:56
2. Adam Leibovitz (Indianapolis, Ind./Marian University), +1:33
3. Cody Foster (The Woodlands, Texas/Texas A&M University), +1:33
4. Justin Laue (Austin, Texas/University of Texas at Austin), +1:33
5. Renan Maia (Durango, Colo./Fort Lewis College), +1:33

Division I women
1. Kaitlin Antonneau (Racine, Wis./Marian University), 3:02:01
2. Coryn Rivera (Tustin, Calif./Marian University), +0:00
3. Abigail Mickey (Aspen, Colo./University of Colorado-Boulder), +0:03
4. Katharine Hall (Oakland, Calif./University of California-Berkeley), +0:03
5. Justine Boddy (Loveland, Colo./Colorado State University), +1:13

Division II men
1. Cameron Cogburn (Cambridge, Mass./Massachusetts Institute of Technology), 3:02:08
2. Matt Lyons (Denver, Colo./University of Denver), +2:03
3. Nick Jowsey (Brevard, N.C./Brevard College), +2:03
4. Kit Recca (Golden, Colo./Colorado School of Mines), +2:03
5. Lewis Gaffney (Angel Fire, N.M./Brevard College), +2:04

Division II women
1. Mackinzie Stanley (Walla Walla, Wash./Whitman College), 3:27:15
2. Laura Ralston (Cambridge, Mass./Massachusetts Institute of Technology), +0:24
3. Erica Zaveta (Erwinna, Pa./Brevard College), +0:31
4. Tanelle Berard (Clive, Iowa/University of Northern Colorado), +0:31
5. Christina Birch (Somerville, Mass./Massachusetts Institute of Technology), +0:55

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