Six Otago riders on top

Six Otago riders on top

Three Dunedin and three Alexandra BMX riders came away from the Canterbury championships at the weekend at the top of their respective perches.

The 41-strong contingent from Otago – 23 Dunedin racers and 18 from Alexandra – performed admirably over the two days at the North Avon track as they build up for the nationals in Auckland at Easter.

Photo: Alexandra BMX Facebook
Photo: Alexandra BMX Facebook

Dunedin’s Tamryn Hurren-Webster was too good in the 25-plus female as was George Hatzis in the 45-plus male category, while at the other end of the age range, Deegan McCormick prevailed by winning all his races in the 6-7 boys category.

For Alexandra, Tamai Riwhi rode well to win the 6-7 girls category, Tahlia Nelson won the 8-9 girls and Lachie James won the 12-year-old boys.

The Dunedin club had three other podium finishes, through Justin Butler (second) in the 8-year-old boys, Abby Brunard (third) in the 10-12 girls and Hamish Burrow (third) in the elite men.

Podium-getters from the Alexandra club were Ben James (third) in the 10-year-old boys, Trey Nelson (third) in the 11-year-old boys, Keagan Hoskins (second) in the 12-year-old boys, Holly Oldham (third) in the 13-14 girls, Duncan Sutherland (second) in the 14-15 boys and Josh Smith (second) in the 16 boys.

Six Otago riders featured in the 12-strong Mainland South team, which downed Mainland North.

Otago Daily Times

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