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2004 Queensland Elite Track Championships - NE

Rockhampton, Australia, January 6, 2005

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Day 1 Wrap Up

U19 and Elite Women 500m Time Trial - Meares Steams Home

Anna Meares warming up
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The Kenrick Tucker Velodrome was alight on day one of the Queensland State Track Cycling Championships when Olympic Champion and World Record Holder for the 500m Time Trial, Anna Meares took to the track to race her trademark event.

Meares won the time trial in a time of 36.28, well ahead of her local Rockhampton counterparts, Deborah Lovely, Athens Weightlifing representative (39.71) and Alexandra Bright (39.76) in a night when the wind played havoc with the riders. However Meares rode through the wind with strength and composure and registered a solid time to take the gold medal in style.

Balmoral cyclist Hayley Wright, 2004 World Junior Track Cycling team member and 2004 winner of the Australian U19 womens 500m Time Trial took gold in a time of 38.51 ahead of fellow club member Lizzie Clements (39.98) and Mackay's Chloe Macpherson (40.10).

U19 and Elite Men 1 Lap Standing Time Trial - A Simonelli Affair

Jeremy Hogg
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In a race of brute strength and power, Adam Simonelli (Broncos) took out the opening mens race, the standing 1 lap time trial in a time of 24.55, from Daniel Rynne (24.73) and Rockhampton's Damian Harris (24.78). The U19 division was won by Ben Simonelli (24.64) ahead of William Draffen (Townsville) and Joel Davis (Kangaroo Point).

Rockhampton cyclist Jeremy Hogg narrowly missed out the bronze medal, with only .06 of a second separating 2nd and 4th.

U19 and Elite Mens 4000m Teams Pursuit - Rockhampton Races Home

Cameron looking focused
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The Rockhampton Cycling Club's senior mens pursuit team rode the 4000m Teams Pursuit with class and panache on the opening night, catching their younger counterparts, the Junior Rockhampton team within the first 2km of the race.

The team of Miles Olman, Grant Irwin, Cameron Jennings and Mark Chadwick tore up the track to take the gold medal in a time of 4.38.29. The silver went to the Junior Rockhampton team of Jack Rassie, Neil Teichmann, Jeremy Hogg and Luke Seiler with Kangaroo Point taking the bronze medal.


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Under 19 Women
500m Time Trial Championship Of Queensland

1 Hayley Wright                                                        38.51
2 Lizzi Clements                                                       39.98
3 Chloe Macpherson                                                     40.10
4 Katie Smith                                                          41.32

Elite Women
500m Time Trial Championship Of Queensland

1 Anna Meares                                                          36.28
2 Deborah Lovely                                                       39.71
3 Alexandra Bright                                                     39.76
4 Anouska Edwards                                                      40.59
5 Suellen Topp                                                         41.11

Elite Men
1 Lap Standing Time Trial Championship Of Queensland

1 Adam Simonelli                                                       24.55
2 Daniel Rynne                                                         24.73
3 Damian Harris                                                        24.78
4 Jay Callaghan                                                        25.17
5 Lindsay Mcmaster                                                     25.53
6 Stuart Mcbean                                                        25.57
7 Sean Wilson                                                          25.81
8 Christopher Simonelli                                                26.09
9 Steven George                                                        26.18
10 Christopher Wilson                                                  26.21

Under 19 Men
1 Lap Standing Time Trial Championship Of Queensland

1 Benjamin Simonelli                                                   24.64
2 William Draffen                                                      24.81
3 Joel Davis                                                           24.83
4 Jeremy Hogg                                                          24.87
5 Kyle Bateson                                                         25.37
6 Jack Rassie                                                          25.54
7 Tyler Wright                                                         25.88
8 Scott Cuckson                                                        26.09
9 Mostyn Armstrong                                                     26.37
10 Todd Dawson                                                         26.40
11 Luke Seiler                                                         27.33
12 Hayden Francis                                                      28.94

Combined 4000m Teams Pursuit Championship Of Queensland
                                                                   Qualifying  Final
Rockhampton Senior Team                                            04:46.3     4.38.29
Grant Irwin
Miles Olman
Cameron Jennings
Mark Chadwick

Rockhampton Junior Team                                              
Jeremy Hogg                                                        05:04.2      Caught
Jack Rassie
Neil Teichmann
Luke Seiler

Kangaroo Point Team                                                
Paul Bathersby                                                     05:07.5
Stephen Rynne
Matthew Wood