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.
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