|Cyclingnews TV News Tech Features Road MTB BMX Cyclo-cross Track Photos Fitness Letters Search Forum|
2004 Queensland Elite Track Championships - NE
Rockhampton, Australia, January 6, 2005
Day 2 Wrap Up
Rockhampton Cycling Club riders excelled on Day 2 of Queensland State Track Cycling Championships at the Kenrick Tucker Velodrome last night, with three of the seven gold medals going to local riders.
U19 and Elite Mens 1000m Time Trial - Irwin Claims Track Record
In the U19 mens 1000m Time Trial, Jeremy Hogg (1.10.95) took line honours from Haydon Josefski (1.11.04) and Todd Dawson (1.11.15). Following suit, the elite men took to the Velodrome in windy conditions, with Grant Irwin (Rockhampton) riding a fantastic time trial to win in 1.06.88. Irwin showed strength and form right to the finish line to finish ahead of Daniel Rynne from Kangaroo Point (1.10.23) and Bradley Payne of CATS (1.10.81). Irwin's sensational form also earnt him a track record for the 1000m time trial, beating the previous winner, Wade Cosgrove whose time ranged in the 1.07s.
U19 and Elite Womens Sprint - Bright Beats Lovely
In the elite womens sprint, the Rockhampton women collected the trifecta with Anouska Edwards defeating Suellen Topp (Toowoomba Cycling Club) for the bronze medal in 2 straight sets. The gold and silver medal ride off was between Alex Bright and Deborah Lovely, Athens Olympic weightlifter turned cyclist. In a toughly contested battle, Lovely took the first round over Bright, however Bright returned in round 2 to lead out the sprint at the 200m mark, holding off Lovely in the bends and coming home the victor, calling for a deciding 3rd round. The 3rd round proved to be a battle of who could withstand pain the longest, with Bright coming round the outside to claim the victory by less than half a wheel at the line.
Rockhampton also faired well in the U19 womens sprint, with Samantha Schutz and Laura Edwards battling it out for the bronze medal, with Schutz coming out the victor in 2 straight rounds. The gold medal went to Australian Junior Track Member Hayley Wright (Balmoral) and the silver to Chloe Macpherson (Mackay Cycling Club) who rode to 3 rounds after Macpherson took the first round, riding a strong race from the front at the 200m mark to withhold Wright. Wright returned for the final 2 rounds to beat Macpherson, who put up a good fight against a stronger opponent.
Elite Womens 3000m Individual Pursuit - Jones Perrin Takes Title
Anouska Edwards (4.17.81) had a big night in the saddle, also contesting the elite womens 3000m individual pursuit along with the sprint, claiming the silver medal behind Anna Jones Perrin from Hamilton Pine Rivers (4.09.85) and Sonya Keay, also of Hamilton Pine Rivers (4.42.11).
U19 and Elite Mens Pursuits
In other results on Day 2, Brendan O'Connell (Broncos Cycling Club) took out the elite mens 4000m individual pursuit ahead of Matthew Wood (Kangaroo Point Cycling Club) and Nigel Kee (University Cycling Club) and in the U19 3000m individual pursuit, CATS riders Kyle Bateson and Todd Dawson had a epic battle that came down to the wire, with Bateson taking the gold medal in a time of 3.43.39 over Dawson (3.43.49). The bronze medal went to Haydon Josefski (Broncos).
For a thumbnail gallery of these images, click here
Images by Brett Ruff
Elite Women Sprint Championship of Queensland Results - Qualifying Round 1 Alexandra Bright 12.28 2 Anouska Edwards 12.87 3 Deborah Lovely 13.32 4 Suellen Topp 13.81 Junior Under 19 Women Sprint Championship of Queensland Results - Qualifying Round 1 Hayley Wright 12.80 2 Chloe Macpherson 13.00 3 Samantha Schulz 14.20 4 Laura Edwards 14.30 5 Katie Smith 14.45 Elite Women Sprint Championship of Queensland Semi Final Rounds Heat 1 1 Anouska Edwards 2 Deborah Lovely 13.24 13.11 Heat 2 1 Alexandra Bright 13.35 13.00 2 Suellen Topp Elite Women Sprint Championship of Queensland Final For Bronze Medal 3 Suellen Topp 4 Anouska Edwards 13.27 13.93 Final For Gold And Silver Medals 1 Alexandra Bright 13.05 13.19 2 Deborah Lovely 13.44 Junior Under 19 Women Sprint Championship of Queensland Semi Final Rounds Heat 1 1 Chloe Macpherson 13.14 13.51 2 Samantha Schulz Heat 2 1 Hayley Wright 13.34 14.44 2 Laura Edwards Junior Under 19 Women Sprint Championship of Queensland For Bronze Medal 3 Samantha Schulz 14.32 15.28 4 Laura Edwards For Gold And Silver Medals 1 Hayley Wright 13.54 13.33 2 Chloe Macpherson 13.40 Elite Women 3000m Individual Pursuit Championship of Queensland Final 1 Anna Jones-Perrin 4.09.8 2 Anouska Edwards 4.17.8 3 Sonya Keay 4.42.1 Jw19 1 Lizzie Clements 2.50.7 Under 19 Men 1000m Time Trial - Championship of Queensland Final 1 Jeremy Hogg 1.11.0 2 Hayden Josefski 1.11.0 3 Todd Dawson 1.11.1 4 Jack Rassie 1.11.2 5 Benjamin Simonelli 1.11.4 6 William Draffen 1.13.5 7 Joel Davis 1.13.7 8 Tyler Wright 1.16.0 9 Mostyn Armstrong 1.17.6 10 Neil Teichmann 1.19.4 11 Scott Cuckson 1.20.3 12 Hayden Francis 1.24.2 Elite Men 1000m Time Trial - Championship of Queensland Final 1 Grant Irwin * Track record 1.06.88 2 Daniel Rynne 1.10.2 3 Bradley Payne 1.10.8 4 Christopher Simonelli 1.11.4 5 Christopher Chatto 1.13.6 6 Jay Callaghan 1.15.0 7 Christopher Wilson 1.15.1 8 Stuart Mcbean 1.19.1 DNF Steven George Elite Men 4000m Individual Pursuit Championship of Queensland Final 1 Brendan O'Connell 5.09.0 2 Matthew Wood 5.17.3 3 Nigel Kee 5.25.2 Junior Under 19 Men 3000m Individual Pursuit Final 1 Kyle Bateson 3.43.4 2 Todd Dawson 3.43.5 3 Hayden Josefski 3.49.5