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Team take’s massive medal haul at the NZ & Oceania Sprint Tri Champs

Posted at February 7, 2014 | By : | Categories : race reports | 0 Comment

Last weekend we had a number of athletes take part in the .Kiwi event held in Kinloch. The event included the National Sprint Champs, the Erin Baker standard distance, the Oceania sprint champs and the Tag Team Relay. Everyone performed exceptionally well with a number of PBs. Here are the results:

Erin Baker standard distance: Mike Lynch did the bike leg in a mixed team which placed 2nd mixed team (5th team overall). Mike recorded the 3rd fastest bike split. Renee Hawthorne (run) and Vicki Maguire (swim, bike) teamed up and were the 1st placed female team and 7th overall. Vicki recorded the 5th fastest bike split.

National Sprint Champs: Henry Gautrey 2nd 13-15AG (15th overall), Thomas McCallum 10th 13-15AG, Daniel Ryan 7th 16-17AG, Christian Davey 11th 16-17AG, Caitlyn Macquarrie 6th 16-17AG, Emelie Clarke 7th 16-17AG, Becky Hawthorne 14th 16-17AG, Susannah Lynch 1st 18-19AG (10th overall), Mitchell Rutter 2nd 18-19AG (9th overall), Natalie Hardaker 2nd 30-34AG (5th overall), Neill Law 6th 30-34AG, Rebecca Rocke 6th 35-39AG, Todd Maddock 8th 35-39AG, Nicki Sutherland 3rd 40-44AG, Susannah Sharpe 9th 40-44AG, Ross Jamieson 11th 45-49AG. Susannah’s result also earned a silver medal in the U19 Oceania Champs.

Oceania Sprint Champs: This was Jake’s debut elite race and he was thrown into the deep end having to race U23 alongside the top professional triathletes. Jake raced brilliantly and finished 17th U23 (from 25 finishers) and 36th overall from 62 starters (a number of competitors were lapped out on the bike leg).

Tag Team Relay: The Grill Mons (Henry, Mitchell, Christian and Jake) blitzed the field to win by over 2 minutes. A number of other Sportscoach athletes teamed up with the Wellington Tri Club including Nat, Daniel, Susannah (team Push Iron) finishing 2nd mixed team,  Gene (team Smashed em Bro) finishing 6th mixed team, Todd (team Tri Agra) finishing 7th mixed team, Becky (team Rocket Fuel) finishing 14th mixed team, Jamo (team The Corrs) finishing 15th mixed team, from 37 teams.

This was massive weekend of racing which was made easier with grateful assistance from many people, including Lachlan, Dave & Phillipa Hawthorne, Susan Gautrey, and our team of TO’s – Cathi, Kyle, Clare, Toni, Vicki and Margarite. Thanks also to our sponsors: Burkes Cycles, BCD Travel, Shoe Clinic, Lanes Bowling Lounge, Wellington Sports Med, Brooks Running.

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