Friday, 28 March 2008

Junior Nationals Day 1

The Vic team did well on Day 1 of the Junior National Champs. Our JM17 pursuit team were a blink off riding for gold in the qualifying, and then claimed bronze with the second fastest time of the finals, such is the way of pursuiting.

*Pocketrocketboy Madison Hammond was fastest in qualifying for the sprint.

*Monica Kelly and Shannon "CurlyWhirl" McCurly came in a creditable 5th for the JW17 teams sprint, with Sam Verlin and Natasha Langedyk not far behind in 8th.

*Jack Cummings scored bronze in JM15 500m TT, taking off .4 sec from his State Champs time. All four of our JM15 time triallists made it into the top 10.

* And finally, a big fat gold one for Imogen Jelabart in the JW15 500m TT. Lauretta Hanson did very well at her first national event, coming in just behind the minispeedster Antonia Abbisogni and just in front of another speedy gal, Madelaine Cardillo. These girls bettered their State Champs time by around 2 seconds, which is no mean feat in 8 weeks.

Well done team! And good luck for the next few days!

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