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Southland bags impressive medal haul at New Zealand Track Cycling Championships

Southland bags impressive medal haul at New Zealand Track Cycling Championships

Southland’s Tom Sexton claimed the elite men’s individual pursuit gold medal at the New Zealand Track Cycling Championships. [File photo]. A gold medal and national…

Sunday, Mar 20

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Southland’s Tom Sexton claimed the elite men’s individual pursuit gold medal at the New Zealand Track Cycling Championships. [File photo]. A gold medal and national record in the final event on the final day of racing perfectly summed up the Southland team’s performance at the Track National Championships in Cambridge.

George Manson and Magnus Jamieson set a new national record in the U17 boys team sprint, capping off what has been a spectacular week for the team, but especially for Jamieson, who started his campaign with two gold medals claiming the U17 boys individual pursuit, followed shortly thereafter by the U17 boys elimination race.

In total Jamieson claimed eight medals making him the most awarded Southland rider over the five days.

Caitlin Kelly also had a massive championships in the under 17 girls division, with six medals including one gold, in the team sprint with Riley Faulkner, while Emily Forsyth made her presence felt in the under 15 girls division, with six medals.

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