Secondary School Cross Country Champs Report + Results

Postby Melissa_Theuriau on Sat 18/Apr/09 5:31pm

Marlborough Boys’ Richard Anderson rode strongly today to take the win in the RaboPlus New Zealand Secondary Schools (NZSS) Cross Country Mountain Bike Championships in Levin.

The win further signalling to national selectors the Under 19 rider should be in contention for selection at the upcoming Mountain Bike World Championships to be held in August later this year having ridden to second place at the recent RaboPlus National Mountain Bike Championships in Nelson.

Anderson lead throughout the entire race with Bradley Hudson (St Thomas HS) less than a minute behind in second and Sam Shaw (Rotorua Lakes) in third place.

Current Under 19 National Champion Alexa Peters (Rotorua Lakes) continued her good form winning her race from Macleans College rider Sasha Smith by almost a minute and a half after trailing Sasha in the first lap. Sarah Kate McDonald (Dunstan High School) finished in third after moving up an age category from her Under 16 win in 2008.

Over two hundred riders rode in near perfect conditions at the twelfth annual NZSS Championships today. Racing continues tomorrow with the UpHill (at 8.30am) and Downhill events being contested.

Results RaboPlus NZSS National Cross Country Championships, 18 April 2009

Under 19 Boys

1 Richard Anderson (Marlborough Boys Blenheim) 0:52:31,
2 Bradley Hudson (St Thomas HS Christchurch) 0:53:28,
3 Samuel Shaw (Rotorua Lakes HS Rotorua) 0:54:02

Under 19 Girls
1 Alexa Peters (Rotorua Lakes HS Rotorua) 0:57:48,
2 Sasha Smith (Macleans College Auckland) 0:59:15,
3 Sarah Kate McDonald (Dunstan HS Clyde) 1:03:04

Under 16 Boys
1 Tom Bradshaw (Wellington College Wellington) 0:46:05,
2 Mathew Waghorn (Feilding HS Feilding) 0:49:38,
3 Aidan Terpstra (Palmerston North BHS Marton) 0:50:08

Under 16 Girls
1 Sammy Lane (Diocesan School for Girls Auckland) 0:37:51,
2 Sophiemarie Bethell (Michael Park Auckland) 0:39:47,
3 Hannah Lane (Diocesan School for Girls Auckland) 0:41:07

Under 15 Boys
1 Anton Cooper (Christchurch BHS Christchurch) 0:38:22,
2 Nigel McDowell (John Paul College Rotorua) 0:39:45,
3 Ben Plumtree (Cashmere HS Christchurch) 0:43:08

Under 14 Boys
1 Craig Oliver (Rangiora HS Rangiora) 0:32:34,
2 Sam Gaze (Hamilton BHS Otorohanga) 0:32:56,
3 Jonathan Clark (St Peters Cambridge Rotorua) 0:35:17

Under 14 Girls
1 Alice West (Western Heights HS Rotorua) 0:32:54,
2 Siobhan Macdonald (Feilding HS Feilding) 0:34:40,
3 Ellen Plumtree (Cashmere HS Christchurch) 0:36:41
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Re: Secondary School Cross Country Champs Report + Results

Postby Nuttykiwi on Sun 19/Apr/09 10:15pm

Once again a great event. Thanks to organisers and land owners.

A collection of photos are available online and are available to purchase copies, just ask (email on the website)


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Hannah Lane, Auckland. U16 Girls
Anton Oliver, Christchurch. U15 Boys
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