Taylah wins five new medals
SPEEDSTER Taylah Jennings is Rockhampton’s dominating force and has again returned home with five more medals to add to her collection.
A handful of junior cyclists made the trip to the 2010 Queensland Junior Track Cycling Championships at the Chandler Velodrome in Brisbane at the weekend hoping to make the cut for Nationals in March.
And Jennings matched her expectations when she swept up four gold medals in the junior under-17 500-metre time trial, scratch race, sprint and team sprint.
She also claimed a bronze medal in the individual pursuit.
In the wake of her results she was again selected for the Cycling Queensland Junior Track Team.
Although Jennings’s wins are no surprise, other juniors from the Rockhampton Cycling Club also stepped up to the challenge.
Danielle Ruff picked up gold in all three of her events: time trial, scratch race and flying 200m.
Alex O’Dea also had a successful weekend and picked up gold in the team sprint, silver in the time trial and bronze in the sprint.
Despite Jesse Dodd not picking up a medal he did qualify fourth in the sprint and capped off the sprint rounds in a strong form.
Melanie Plane and Jacquie Holloway both picked up a bronze medal in the team sprint and Clayton Plane rode strongly in all his events.
Those who qualified for the Australian Junior Track Cycling Championships are now hard at training and will head to Melbourne in March for the championships.