Records fall at New Zealand Track Nationals

On Wednesday , two more national records were broken by New Zealand riders at the track national...

On Wednesday, two more national records were broken by New Zealand riders at the track national championships in Invercargill.

Auckland's Myron Simpson and Canterbury's Natasha Hansen broke the 200m record. Simpson recorded 10.878 seconds for the 200m qualifying event for the Under 19 category. The former record was held for the past five months by Eddie Dawkins with 10.997sec.

Hansen logged a 12.463 second time to set a new record in the women's Under 19 category. She defeated the previous record, which stood for eight years at 12.524 seconds.

Earlier this week, more records were broken by Sam Webster (Under 17 500m TT), Stephanie Mackenzie (Under 15 girls 500m TT), Pieter Bulling (Under 15 boys 500m TT), Fiona Carswell (Elite Women 200m TT sprint qualifying), Nathan Seddon (Elite Men 200m TT sprint qualifying), Lauren Ellis (Junior women's pursuit), Jason Christie (Under 19 Men's pursuit).

The many records are probably a result of a combination of the new, fast velodrome and ever-more-talented racers.

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