REED SWEEPS SPRINTS AS TRACK NATIONALS CONCLUDE IN LOS ANGELES
Jennie Reed (Kirkland, Wash.) rode to her third individual national championship of the week with a victory in the women's keirin, adding another stars and stripes jersey to her earlier wins in the 500 meter time trial and the sprint as the 2005 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships concluded in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Reed's sweep of the three sprint-oriented events clearly distinguished her as the strongest sprinter in the field and earned her the title of most decorated rider of the week - man or woman - in terms in individual elite performances.
In Saturday's keirin, Reed outsprinted Becky Quinn (Quakertown, Pa.), Anna Webb (San Diego, Calif.), Annette Hanson (Kenmore, Wash.), Anna Lang (San Diego, Calif.) and Heather Vanvalkenburg (Vancouver, Wash.) in the final.
The 27-year-old Reed, a member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team, also placed second in the women's team sprint along with teammate Annette Hanson (Kenmore, Wash.).
In the women's two-lap team sprint, the duo of Martha Dunne (Coronado, Calif.) and Anna Lang (San Diego, Calif.) joined forces to sprint to a national title, clocking a time of 37.629 seconds over a distance of 500 meters to edge Reed and Hanson.
Elite National Champions
Women's Individual Pursuit - Sarah Hammer (Temecula, Calif.)
Women's Keirin - Jennie Reed (Kirkland, Wash.)
Women's Scratch Race - Becky Quinn (Quakertown, Pa.)
Women's Sprint - Jennie Reed
Women's Points Race - Sarah Hammer
Women's 500 Meter Time Trial - Jennie Reed
Women's Team Sprint - Martha Dunne (Coronado, Calif.), Anna Lang (San Diego, Calif.)
U23 National Champions
Women's Individual Pursuit - Sara Hammer
Women's Points Race - Sara Hammer