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Tasmanian State Track Cycling Championships
Launceston, February 22-23, 2003
By Rod Morris in Launceston
Reigning Junior World Champion, Mark Jamieson captured a further two gold medals at the opening sessions of the Tasmanian Track Championships at the Launceston Silverdome this week.
Jamieson (19) won the State Madison with Hobart's Stephen Rossendell last week and then later won the Sprint Championship after earlier qualifying in second position behind Launceston's Ryan Johnson. Jamieson was timed at 12.03 seconds for the 200m qualifying, but was upstaged by Johnson, who was clocked at 11.97.
Jamieson found true form later in the day when he beat 2000 Latrobe Wheel winner Grant Young in successive rides in the semi-final before doing the same to Johnson in the final.
The real star of the track championships, however, was Devonport 16-year-old Natasha Mapley, who is in just her third year riding and has recently been added to the Tasmanian Institute of Sport's "B" Squad. Mapley won all four gold medals on offer in her age group.
She started the ball rolling with victory in the Individual Time Trial, riding 40.69 seconds for the 500 m and winning easily from her main rival, Grace Sulzberger (42.84). She later won the U17 Scratch title and then the following day, won both the Flying 200 m in 13.32 secsonds and the Sprint Championship.
This weekend Mapley will be aiming to win the 2000 m Individual Pursuit and then she will team with fellow Mersey Valley-Devonport CC members, Jarrod Harman, John Rayner and Matthew Bonham, in the Teams Pursuit.
Other multiple gold medal winners from the State Championships thus far include Alex Holden (U15 men), Samantha Hellyer (U15 women) and Will Robinson (U17 men).
The State titles continue at the Silverdome tomorrow (Saturday) at 9 a.m. and then on Sunday, open age riders will head to Devonport to compete in the Regatta Criterium.
Madison 1 Mark Jamieson/Stephen Rossendell 29 pts 2 Matthew Atkins/Daniel Cutting 31 at 2 laps 3 David Klyne/Matt Goss 29 Individual Time Trial Junior U15 men 1 Nick Kaine 39.28 2 Alex Holden 39.83 3 Tom Robinson 39.93 Junior U15 women 1 Samantha Hellyer 41.52 2 Kailee Goodwin 43.97 3 Carrie Price 44.17 Junior U17 men 1 Will Robinson 37.56 2 Matthew Bonham 37.89 3 Josh Myers 38.19 Junior U17 women 1 Natasha Mapley 40.69 2 Grace Sulzberger 42.84 3 Darah Bugg 43.91 (No Junior U19m/w or Men & Women ITT titles held) Scratch Races Junior U13 1 Edward Robinson 3.25.98 2 David Lyons 3 Peter Loft Junior U15 women (15 laps) 1 Samantha Hellyer 7.09.25 2 Sarah Eaves 3 Carrie Price Junior U15 men (15 laps) 6.12.19 1 Alex Holden 2 Clay Murfet 3 Brendan Sutton Junior U17 women (8.40.50) 1 Natasha Mapley 2 Grace Sulzberger 3 Darah Bugg Junior U17 men (30 laps) 12.32.94 1 Will Robinson 2 John Rayner 3 Josh Myers Junior U19men 1 Matt Goss 2 Kaiden Homan 3 Tim Walker Men 1 Stephen Rossendell 2 Grant Young 3 Mark Jamieson Flying 200 Junior U15 men 1 Alex Holden 13.04 2 Nick Kaine 13.26 3 Tom Robinson 13.49 Junior U15 women 1 Sam Hellyer 13.98 2 Carrie Price 14.64 3 Kailee Goodwin 14.73 Junior U17 men 1 Matthew Bonham 12.46 2 John Rayner 12.51 3 Will Robinson 12.59 Junior U17 women 1 Natasha Mapley 13.32 2 Grace Sulzberger 14.10 3 Carolyn Cunningham 14.43 Men 1 Ryan Johnson 11.97 2 Mark Jamieson 12.03 3 Grant Young 12.05 Sprint Junior U15 men 1 Alex Holden 2 Nick Kaine 3 Clay Murfet Junior U15 women 1 Sam Hellyer 2 Carrie Price 3 Kailee Goodwin Junior U17 men 1 John Rayner 2 Matthew Bonham 3 Josh Myers Junior U17 women 1 Natasha Mapley 2 Grace Sulzberger 3 Carolyn Cunningham Men 1 Mark Jamieson 2 Ryan Johnson 3 Grant Young