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Day 1 of the 2004 US Outdoor Nationals
May 26, 2004 in Colorado
On the first day of the United States Outdoor Inline
Speed Skating Championships four skaters secured
spots on the 2004 World Team:
Brittany Bowe and
Sebastian Cano were selected for the Junior World Team
Julie Glass and William Bowen made the Senior World Team.
The US Speed Worlds will continue through Saturday, May 29.
USA Roller Sports press release dated May 28, 2004
2004 Outdoor National Banked Track Championships
Day 1 Reports and Results
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado. - Spectators from across the nation
gathered at the Seven-Eleven Velodrome to watch the kickoff of
the 2004 USA Roller Sports (USARS) Outdoor National Banked Track
Inline Speed Skating Championships. Speed skaters competed in 300m
time trials and 1000m sprints.
Inline speed skaters raced against the clock to beat their
best time in the 300m time trials and secure their spot on the
2004 World Team USA. Junior World Class Ladiesí
(Ocala, Florida) belted out a national record winning time of 28.74
seconds, which secured her placement on the 2004 Junior World
Team. Bowe garnered another win in the 1000m sprint race with
1:46.071. Sebastian Cano (Miami, Florida) would prove the same
feat in the Junior World Class Menís division, with a 300m
time of 27.261.
Pan American and World Class Ladiesí
Julie Glass (Olympia,
Washington) rolled out to be a top contender with a gold medal time of
28.774. Glass also took the first place spot in the 1000m with a
time of 1:45.437. William Bowen (Harrisonburg, Va.) took the
gold, with a Junior World Class Menís 300m time of 26.993.
Darren Kauffman (Waynesboro, Penn.) dominated in the 1000m
sprint with a gold medal time of 1:39.582 in the Junior World
Class Menís division.
Pan American and 2003 Junior World Champion,
(Ocala, Florida), contended his first year in the Senior World Class
Menís Division and rolled out his first Senior gold medal
in the 1000m with a time of 1:54.170.
"It was step one in the big journey and a sigh of relief," said
Mantia. "I could feel someone behind me in the race, and I had a
feeling that they were going to drop low.
Josh Wood dropped
low on the bank and flew by me. I hit him on the other side
and came back for the win."
The banked track championships will continue through Saturday,
May 29, at the Seven-Eleven Velodrome, five blocks south of the
Olympic Training Center in Memorial Park. Rain date for track
events is scheduled for Sunday, May 30. The road competition
will be held Monday, May 31 through Tuesday, June 1 at Pikes
Peak International Raceway, located at 16650 Midway Ranch Road
in Fountain, Colo. Rain date for road events is scheduled for
Wednesday, June 2.
The National Championships will display the fastest inline
speed skaters in the nation as they compete for one of 16
spots on the 2004 Federation Internationale de Roller Sports
(FIRS) USA Senior World Team and eight spots on the USA Junior
World Team. Team USA will compete at the FIRS Junior and Senior
World Inline Road and Track Speed Skating Championships from
August 28 through September 11, 2004, in LíAquila, Sulmona
and Pescara Italy.
Results for the 2004 USARS Outdoor National Championships
Seven-Eleven Velodrome, Colorado Springs, Colorado
DAY 1 RESULTS - MAY 26, 2004 (Wednesday)
Junior World Class Ladies 300 Meter Time Trial
Brittany Bowe 28.74 (National Record/Junior World Team)
2. Heather Richardson 29.566
3. Amber Yarborough 30.066
4. Stephanie Combs 30.449
Junior World Class Men 300 Meter Time Trial
1. Sebastian Cano 27.261 (Junior World Team)
2. Darren Kauffman 27.930
Jonathan Gorman 28.045
4. Jarrett Paul 28.460
World Class Ladies 300 Meter Time Trial
Julie Glass 28.774 (Senior World Team)
Jessica Smith 29.073
Sara Sayasane 29.597
Jilleanne Rookard 30.478
World Class Men 300 Meter Time Trial
1. William Bowen 26.993 (Senior World Team)
Jordan Malone 27.137
Joey Mantia 27.197
4. Jonathan Garcia 27.567
Junior World Class Ladies 1000 Meter
Brittany Bowe 1:46.071
2. Kelly Gunther
4. Heather Richardson
Junior World Class Men 1000 Meter
1. Darren Kauffman 1:39.582
3. Sebastian Cano
4. Jarrett Paul
World Class Ladies 1000 Meter
Julie Glass 1:45.437
World Class Men 1000 Meter
Joey Mantia 1:54.170
3. Adam Miller
4. Michael Cheek
Junior World Class Ladies 10,000 Points Elimination Final
Brittany Bowe 58 pts.
2. Kelly Gunther 37 pts.
Mallory Pracale 31 pts.
4. Emily Scott 11 pts.
Junior World Class Men 10,000 Points Elimination Final
1. Darren Kauffman 67 pts.
Jonathan Gorman 26 pts.
3. Travis Smith 24 pts.
4. Jarrett Paul 7 pts.
World Class Ladies 10,000 Points Elimination Final
Jilleanne Rookard 58 pts.
Kimi Butler 47 pts.
Jessica Smith 45 pts.
Erin DiJulio 1 pt.
World Class Men 10,000 Points Elimination Final
Joey Mantia 32 pts.
2. Chris Creveling 22 pts.
KC Boutiette 21 pts.
4. Adam Miller 14 pts.
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