Secondary schools success for Otago

Alexandra's Flynn Ealson concentrates while in mid-air during his race at the national secondary...
Alexandra's Flynn Ealson concentrates while in mid-air during his race at the national secondary schools mountain biking championships at Signal Hill on Saturday. Photos: Linda Robertson
Otago riders competed well on the national stage at Signal Hill over the weekend.

The region achieved 14 top three finishes at the national secondary school mountain biking championships.

The event was held over three days, beginning on Friday and attracted more than 400 riders from 110 schools.

Taieri College's Caleb Ford recovers after giving a big effort in his race.
Taieri College's Caleb Ford recovers after giving a big effort in his race.
Downhill, cross-country and enduro races were held, the enduro section being included for the first time.

In the downhill, Jess Blewitt and Maia Jowett, both of Wakatipu High School, were first and third respectively in the under-20 girls. Kalani Muirhead (Mount Aspiring College) won the under-17 girls, while Riley Adlam (Wakatipu) was second in the under-17 boys.

Taieri College's Rachel Cunningham was third in the under-16 girls and Amy Benson (MAC) was second in the under-13 girls.

Crowds watch on.
Crowds watch on.
In the enduro races Muirhead and Benson both won their grades.

Emma Cunningham (Taieri) was second in the under-20 girls, while Luke Hancock (MAC) and Luke Hayman (Waitaki Boys' High School) were third in the under-15 and under-17 boys respectively.

In the cross-country Benson finished second, while Wakatipu's Zara MacKley finished third in the under-15 girls and Emma Cunningham came third in the under-20 girls.

 

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