Chev mountain bike riders defend NSW Champions title
The Chevalier College Mountain Bike Team packed their bikes in arctic-like conditions at 5.30am on Sunday morning to go and compete at the NSW All Schools XC MTB Championships at Yellomundie Recreation Park.
There were 31 riders competing, who turned out in teams of 3 and 4 for the 4 hour relay style event. Riders took turns to complete the 4km as fast as they could before swapping with their team mate and this process continued for the 4 hours of racing.
Chev MTB Coordinator Cameron Cowen said “The WSMTB club ran a faultless competition again this year – their organisation and professionalism allows this event to run smoothly and safely. To Ray and his team at WSMTB club, thank you!”
The conditions could not have been better for mountain bike racing. Cool and dry conditions made for some fast laps. Harrison Johnston, Holly Boyle and Cameron Butcher all secured Jet Black Mountain Bike Products for posting the fastest laps in their categories.
As a school we managed some fantastic results, especially as many of our teams raced with only 3 riders which made for an exhausting 4 hours of racing.
In the junior male category we secured 1st place: Harrison Johnston, Darcey Wooderson and Jack Harris
In the junior mixed we secured 3rd place: Dalia Caceres, Eloise Sedger, Ethan Lucock and Nelson Rynehart
In the intermediate mixed category we secured 2nd and 3rd:
2nd place – Holly Boyle, Cooper Doyle and Xavier Sedger
3rd place – Sarah Pace, Patrick Ryan, Harry Pinczi and Nathan Gray
In the open male category we secured 1st place: Cameron Butcher, Harry Denington and Luke Skelly
With all of these results, combined with many other competitors finishing well in their categories, we managed to defend our 2017 title and were named:
2018 NSW All Schools XC MTB Champions!
Mr Cowen said “The MTB coaches, Ingrid Jensen, Simon O’Hea and I would like to congratulate the whole team for the way they conducted themselves and represented Chevalier College on the day. Although we had another outstanding day with great results, the most pleasing thing from our perspective is seeing how many Chevalier students are enjoying the sport of mountain biking.”
“We look forward to competing at Mt Stromlo in August for the ACT Schools Championships” he said.