Printed: Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Outdoor Nationals, Day 4
   Pikes Peak International Raceway Colorado Springs, CO
   Monday, May 31, 2004

Olympian KC Boutiette Laps the Pack, Wins Gold Medal in the 20,000M Elimination

May 31, 2004

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Memorial Day rolled out the start of the 2004 USA Roller Sports (USARS) Outdoor National Inline Speed Skating Road Championships held at Pikes Peak International Raceway (PPIR) in Fountain, Colo.  Olympian Ice Speedskater KC Boutiette (Park City, UT) proved duel skating talent when he captured the gold medal in the 20,000m elimination race with a time of 37:14.968, making him a strong contender for this years World Team USA

Boutiette lapped the pack in the 60-lap race for the win.  Michael Cheek (Greensboro, NC) rolled in for second place, with Chris Creveling (Kinthersville, Penn.) taking third.   

With a long race like that, you never know what to expect, said Boutiette.  From the start, a lot of the sprinters were attacking, but towards the middle of the race, Michael (Cheek) and I started the break-away.  I couldnt believe what was happening.

Boutiette is entertaining the thought of taking a spot on the 2004 World Team USA, however, the Winter Olympics and his ice training are his top priorities.  World Team USAwill be determined Tuesday, June 1, at the conclusion of the Outdoor National Championships. 

Unstoppable World Class Ladies Julie Glass (Olympia, Wash.) proved yet again to be the top player at the Outdoor National competition, when she took the gold medal in the 200m, with a time trial of 19.141.  Glass also picked up the gold in the 20,000m elimination race, with a time of 41:21.204. 

Junior World Class Ladies Brittany Bowe (Summerfield, Fla.) continued to dominate at the championships by setting the national record in the 20,000m elimination race with 40:4.026.  Kelly Gunther (Clinton Township, Mich.) stayed strong behind Bowe, capturing second place. Mallory Pracale (North Las Vegas, Nev.) rolled in for third.

I dont think anyone has the goal to set the national record in a race that long, said Bowe.  I went into the race with a lot of confidence.  Kelly Gunther and I dominated the entire race and took turns on the flyers each lap.  We wanted to make everyones legs tired and make the race more exciting. It was an awesome race, and it feels good to have set the national record.

It was a race against the clock, as World Class Mens William Bowen (Harrisonburg, Va.) skated hard for the gold with a 200m time trial of 17. 372.  Bowen, who also took the gold medal in the 300m time trial on the banked track, beat World Class skater Tony Muse (Des Moines, IA) by .409 seconds, placing Muse in second.  Joey Colozzo (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) rolled in for the bronze medal, with a 200m time trial of 17.816. 

I really didnt think Id capture the gold, said Bowen.  I wanted it bad enough, but I never thought I could take it with Joey Mantia (Ocala, Fla.) and Jordan Malone (Denton, TX) out there.  Im ready to go home and start training for the World Championships in Italy.  Were going to have a solid Team USA this year.

Junior World Class Mens Jonathan Gorman (Roswell, Ga.) proved his endurance by winning the 20,000m elimination race with a time of 37:07.383.  Kyle Lazzell (Kissimmee, Fla.) took the second place spot, with Darren Kauffman (Waynesboro, Penn.) trailing behind in third.  Kauffman also took the gold medal in the 200m time trial with a time of 17.909.

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.  Banked Track Championships were held Wednesday, May 26 through Saturday, May 29 at the Seven-Eleven Velodrome in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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 USAwill compete at the FIRS Junior and Senior World Inline Road and Track Speed Skating Championships from August 28 through September 11, 2004, in LAquila, Sulmona and PescaraItaly.

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Pikes Peak International Raceway

MONDAY, MAY 31, 2004 

Masters Women 200 Meter Time Trial
1. Shannon Valerio 20.747
2. Patricia Leazier 21.875
3. Denise Larson 22.750
4. Jane Carey 23.885

Masters Men 200 Meter Time Trial
1. Jim Larson 18.174
2. Jeff Foster 18.271
3. Jim Bourgeois 19.009
4. Desmond Kameka 19.218

Freshman Girls 200 Meter Time Trial
1. Jana Mae Ventura 21.078
2. Misha Averill 21.094
3. Laura Del Rio 21.703
4. Kendra Rogers 21.760

Freshman Boys 200 Meter Time Trial
1. Keith Carroll 19.376
2. Dallas Hebert 20.265
3. Kevin Quandt 20.320
4. Colin Thomas 20.368

Junior World Class Ladies 200 Meter Time Trial
1. Brittany Bowe 19.427
2. Heather Richardson 19.836
3. Amber Yarborough 20.358
4. Kristen Gatz 20.575

Junior World Class Men 200 Meter Time Trial
1. Darren Kauffman 17.909
2. Jimmy Woodard 18.015
3. Chad Horne 18.078
4. Justin Stelly 18.307

World Class Ladies 200 Meter Time Trial
1. Julie Glass 19.141
2. Jessica Smith 19.371
3. Sara Sayasane 19.437
4. Carmen Bargas 19.920

World Class Men 200 Meter Time Trial
1. William Bowen 17.372
2. Tony Muse 17.781
3. Joey Colozzo 17.816
4. Alex Dunn 17.835

Masters Women 5000 Meter Points
1. Shannon Valerio 43 pts.
2. Patricia Leazier 37 pts.
3. Jane Carey 16 pts.

Masters Men 5000 Meter Points
1. Norman Kirby 39 pts.
2. Jim Larson 32 pts.
3. Michael Stieb 14 pts.
4. Desmond Kameka 7 pts.
5. Jeff Foster 3 pts.
6. Eforrest Allmond 1 pt.

Freshman Girls 2000 Meter Points
1. Briana Kramer 19 pts.
2. Laura Del Rio 12 pts.
3. Alex Harris 6 pts.
4. Kendra Rogers 3 pts.
5. Nastassia Hamor 1 pt.
6. Jana Mae Ventura 1 pt.

Freshman Boys 2000 Meter Points
1. Colin Thomas 14 pts.
2. Dallas Hebert 9 pts.
3. Hank Galbraith 6 pts.
4. Eric Emanuel 5 pts.
5. Jake Powers 4 pts.
6. Keith Carroll 3 pts.
7. Michael Garcia 1 pt.

Junior World Class Ladies 20000 Meter Elimination
1. Brittany Bowe 40:4.026 National Record
2. Kelly Gunther
3. Mallory Pracale
4. Amber Yarborough
5. Emily Scott

Junior World Class Men 20000 Meter Elimination
1. Jonathan Gorman 37:07.383
2. Kyle Lazzell
3. Darren Kauffman
4. Sebastian Cano

World Class Ladies 20000 Meter Elimination
1. Julie Glass 41:21.204
2. Jessica Smith
3. Kimi Butler
4. Jilleanne Rookard

World Class Men 20000 Meter Elimination
1. KC Boutiette 37:14.968
2. Michael Cheek
3. Chris Creveling
4. Joey Mantia

Masters Ladies 1500m Sprint
1. Shannon Valerio 3:06.333
2. Patricia Leazier
3. Denise Larson
4. Martha Krauser

Masters Men 1500 Sprint
1. Jim Larson 2:26.301
2. Jeff Foster
3. Jim Bourgeois
4. Norman Kirby

Freshman Girls 500m Sprint
1. Laura Del Rio 50.553
2. Briana Kramer
3. Jana Mae Ventura
4. Misha Averill

Freshman Boys 500m Sprint
1. Alex Hebert 50.210
2. Keith Carroll
3. Colin Thomas
4. Michael Garcia

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