Boutet wins bronze at national bike championships

Boutet 3rd at nationals

Anchorage teenager Maddie Boutet captured third place in her age group Wednesday on the opening day of USA Cycling's amateur national championships in Madison, Wisconsin.

Boutet, who skis and runs for West High, completed the 71-kilometer race for girls ages 17-18 in 2 hours, 7 minutes, 12 seconds.

The victory went to Janelle Cole of Rockford, Michigan, who defended her title in 2:07:06. Emma White of Delanson, New York, was second in 2:07:11.