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Australian Track Championship 2011

Date range:
January 30 - February 6, 2011
  • Australian Track Championship, Adelaide, AUS, CN
  • Days Expand the race menu
    • Day 1

      Location
      Omnium - Flying Lap, Points Race, Elimination Race
    • Day 2

      Location
      Omnium - Individual Pursuit, Scratch Race, Kilometre/500m TT
    • Day 3

      Start location:
      Men: Individual Pursuit, Men's Sprint, U19 Scratch Race, Kilometre TT
      End location:
      Women: Individual Pursuit, Team Sprint
    • Day 4

      Start location:
      Men: Sprint, U19 Kilometre TT
      End location:
      Women: Sprint, 500m TT, Points Race
    • Day 5

      Start location:
      Men: Sprint final, Team Pursuit, Scratch Race
      End location:
      Women: Sprint final; Para time trials
    • Day 6

      Start location:
      Men: U19 Keirin, Points Race, Team Sprint
      End location:
      Women: Team Pursuit, Keirin, U19 Scratch Race; Para Pursuit
    • Day 7

      Start location:
      Men: Keirin, Madison
      End location:
      Women: U19 Keirin, Scratch Race; Para Sprint

February 06, Day 7: Men: Keirin, Madison - Women: U19 Keirin, Scratch Race; Para Sprint

Perkins crowned Australian keirin champion

By:
Jane Aubrey
Published:
February 06, 2011, 4:26 GMT,
Updated:
February 06, 2011, 15:35 GMT

Under 19 Champion of Champions Jennings does it again

Shane Perkins shows off his second gold medal of the week, this one from the men's keirin final.

Shane Perkins shows off his second gold medal of the week, this one from the men's keirin final.

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Victoria's Shane Perkins made it two from two with his gold medal ride in the men's keirin on the final day of competition at the Cycling Australia Track National Championships in Sydney.

Perkins took out the final in a time of 10.544 from fellow Victorian Jason Niblett, New South Wales' Andrew Taylor and the ACT's Alex Bird.

2010 winner, Western Australia's Scott Sunderland was a surprise non-starter in the final having failed to make his way through from the repechage. Also missing was Daniel Ellis who withdrew from the championships earlier in the week having crashed in sprint qualifying and injuring his left shoulder. Even without his two biggest rivals, Perkins praised the quality of the field for the final.

"The level that we've got here this year is absolutely unbelievable," he said. "It's probably the best we've ever had.

"With Sean Eadie's group of NSW guys going 10.2 to beat some of the AIS guys obviously they had a bit of a different preparation coming in here because they've got the world championships; Matt Glaetzer 10.1 - but it's an awesome display from all the states. It was virtually a world championship final out there. All the guys are really fast as you saw in the heats – Alex Bird 10.5, Mitch Bullen 10.4 they're going from a long way out so it makes for some very tough racing once you get your head into it."

Given his opposition, 2010 world championship silver medallist Perkins was forced to put his foot down with three laps to go to escape the bunch and from there, never looked back.

"I guess I was lucky to have a teammate [Niblett] following me to give it a bit of distance and they nearly got me at the end there but with the NSW train going, took the initiative and lucky I had the legs to hold them off," he explained.

"Once I saw Pete Lewis come across and he wasn't committed to go he just wanted to get in the train I just thought it's time to go here and get out in front of them and make them work for it."

Perkins, having also taken gold in the men's sprint earlier in the week came into the national titles following a tough five week training block and has been quite astounded, although pleased with his performances.

"I'm pretty ecstatic and surprised in a way that I've got the form I have," he said. "Six weeks til the world titles I've still got a bit of work to do that's a great starting point to work from."

Nine year-old record falls in men's under 19 team sprint

The Victorian team of Luke Parker, Jaron Gardiner and Jacob Schmid kept their eyes on the prize in the under 19 team sprint. The trio set a time of 46.941 in qualifying against Western Australia (48.531) which was just two tenths of a second outside the All Comer's record set by the French at the junior world championships in Melbourne in 2002.

In the gold medal ride-off against the New South Wales team of Timothy McMillan, Mathew Ryan and Ben Young (48.118) the time kept tumbling with the Victorian's stopping the clock at 46.457 to topple the record they had come so close to in qualifying.

Jaron Gardiner said he was impressed with his team's effort which bettered that of a French outfit which included Francois Pervis, Mickael Murat and Gregory Bauge.

"How we rode how we improved out times it's amazing," he explained. "I was expecting it [the time] to go down a little bit but to see it come down to that I was stoked."

Under 19 Champion of Champions Jennings does it again

Queensland's Taylah Jennings added to her adding to her gold medals in the omnium and scratch with a win in the women's under 19 keirin final in a time of 12.096.

Jennings held off Victoria's Imogen Jelbart and South Australia's Rikki Belder and said her performances exceeded her expectations.
"I was really hoping for a medal but I didn't expect gold," she said unassumingly. "I thought maybe one or two medals but this is really exciting."

Jennings will go home with a medal tally of three gold, two silvers medals from the kilo and points race, plus a bronze in the pursuit – all in her first year in the under 19's division.

"I've only ever got silvers and bronze at national titles so this really exciting," she beamed. "This is awesome."

The 17 year-old has been dubbed ‘mini Meares' by her local Rockhampton press and Jennings who is coached by Anna Meares former coach Kenrick (Reggie) Tucker, hopes that she can one day have "the drive" to be like the 27-time national champion.

"She's an idol, she's really cool and such a good role model – especially because she's from Queensland," she said.

In the women's 10km scratch race South Australia's Annette Edmondson took out the gold medal in a time of 13:15:471 beating Ireland's Shannon McCurley and Tasmania's Amy Cure, who claimed the bronze.

In the Para sprint finals, the combination of Felicity Johnson and pilot Stephanie Morton was good for Victoria Dilley and Amanda O'Connor in the women's event. The South Australian pair of Johnson and Morton had posted a time an earlier time of 11.786 in qualifying – one tenth off the world record set at the 2004 Paralympics by Australians Lindy Hou and Janelle Lindsay.

In the men's event, Beijing Paralmpic gold medallist Kieran Modra and his pilot David Short representing South Australia took gold in a time of 11.922 to edge out the Western Australian pair of Thanh Tu and Chris Pratley.

Finally in the men's under 19 madison, New South Wales' Caleb Ewan made it two gold medals in two days when he paired up with Jackson Law (22 points) to win the title from South Australia's Alexander Edmondson and George Tansley (18 points) , while Western Australia's Mitchell Benson and Nicholas Graham-Dawson (15 points) won bronze.

Full Results

Para Women Tandem 200 Sprint Qualification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Felicity Johnson (Aus) SA 0:00:11.786  
  Stephanie Morton (Aus) SA    
2 Victoria Dilley (Aus) WA 0:00:12.548  
  Amanda O'connor (Aus) WA    
Para Women Tandem Sprint Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Felicity Johnson (Aus) SA 0:00:12.590  
  Stephanie Morton (Aus) SA    
2 Victoria Dilley (Aus) WA    
  Amanda O'connor (Aus) WA    
Para Men Tandem 200m Sprint Qualification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kieran Modra (Aus) SA 0:00:11.021  
  David Short (Aus) SA    
2 Chris Pratley (Aus) WA 0:00:12.070  
  Thanh Tu (Aus) WA    
3 Joshua Clark (Aus) WA 0:00:12.672  
  Jeremy Mcclure (Aus) WA    
Para Men Tandem Sprint Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kieran Modra (Aus) SA 0:00:11.922  
  David Short (Aus) SA    
2 Chris Pratley (Aus) WA    
  Thanh Tu (Aus) WA    
3 Joshua Clark (Aus) WA    
  Jeremy Mcclure (Aus) WA    
Men U19 Team Sprint Qualification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jaron Gardiner (Aus) VIC 0:00:46.941  
  Luke Parker (Aus) VIC    
  Jacob Schmid (Aus) VIC    
2 Timothy Mcmillan (Aus) NSW 0:00:48.272  
  Mathew Ryan (Aus) NSW    
  Ben Young (Aus) NSW    
3 Jack Ward (Aus) WA 0:00:48.531  
  Luke Zaccaria (Aus) WA    
  Mitchell Benson (Aus) WA    
4 Edward Coad (Aus) SA 0:00:50.100  
  Ben Fergusson (Aus) SA    
  Robert-Jon Mccarthy (Aus) SA    
Men U19 Team Sprint Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jaron Gardiner (Aus) VIC 0:00:46.457  
  Luke Parker (Aus) VIC    
  Jacob Schmid (Aus) VIC    
2 Timothy Mcmillan (Aus) NSW 0:00:48.118  
  Mathew Ryan (Aus) NSW    
  Ben Young (Aus) NSW    
3 Jack Ward (Aus) WA 0:00:48.178  
  Luke Zaccaria (Aus) WA    
  Mitchell Benson (Aus) WA    
4 Edward Coad (Aus) SA 0:00:49.135  
  Ben Fergusson (Aus) SA    
  Robert-Jon Mccarthy (Aus) SA    
Elite Men Keirin Round 1 Repechage Heat 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alex Bird (Aus) ACT 0:00:10.595  
2 Jason Niblett (Aus) VIC    
3 Paul Fellows (Aus) ACT    
4 Nathan Corrigan-Martella (Aus) SA    
5 Alexander Trumble (Aus) WA    
6 Jonathan Bathe (Aus) WA    
Elite Men Keirin Round 1 Repechage Heat 2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mitchell Bullen (Aus) NSW 0:00:10.489  
2 Peter Lewis (Aus) NSW    
3 Scott Sunderland (Aus) WA    
4 Matthew Glaetzer (Aus) SA    
5 Gary Ryan (Aus) ACT    
Elite Men Keirin 7 - 12 Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
7 Scott Sunderland (Aus) WA 0:00:10.826  
8 Matthew Glaetzer (Aus) SA    
9 Paul Fellows (Aus) ACT    
10 Gary Ryan (Aus) ACT    
11 Alexander Trumble (Aus) WA    
DNS Nathan Corrigan-Martella (Aus) SA    
Elite Men Keirin Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Shane Perkins (Aus) VIC 0:00:10.544  
2 Jason Niblett (Aus) VIC    
3 Andrew Taylor (Aus) NSW    
4 Alex Bird (Aus) ACT    
5 Mitchell Bullen (Aus) NSW    
6 Peter Lewis (Aus) NSW    
Women U19 Keirin Round 1 Heat 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Taylah Jennings (Aus) QLD 0:00:12.196  
2 Madison Law (Aus) NSW    
3 Adele Sylvester (Aus) VIC    
4 Micaela Hogan (Aus) NSW    
Women U19 Keirin Round 1 Heat 2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Imogen Jelbart (Aus) VIC 0:00:12.725  
2 Allee Proud (Aus) WA    
3 Rikki Belder (Aus) SA    
4 Imogen Hines (Aus) NSW    
5 Caitlin Ward (Aus) VIC    
Women U19 Keirin Round 1 Repechage Heat 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Madison Law (Aus) NSW 0:00:13.018  
2 Rikki Belder (Aus) SA    
3 Imogen Hines (Aus) NSW    
Women U19 Keirin Round 1 Repechage Heat 2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Adele Sylvester (Aus) VIC 0:00:12.892  
2 Allee Proud (Aus) WA    
3 Caitlin Ward (Aus) VIC    
DNF Micaela Hogan (Aus) NSW    
Women U19 Keirin Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Taylah Jennings (Aus) QLD 0:00:12.096  
2 Imogen Jelbart (Aus) VIC    
3 Rikki Belder (Aus) SA    
4 Adele Sylvester (Aus) VIC    
5 Madison Law (Aus) NSW    
6 Allee Proud (Aus) WA    
Elite Women 10km Scratch Race Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Annette Edmondson (Aus) SA 0:13:15.000  
2 Shannon Mccurley (Irl) IRL    
3 Amy Cure (Aus) TAS    
4 Isabella King (Aus) WA    
5 Josephine Tomic (Aus) WA    
6 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) WA    
7 Ashlee Ankudinoff (Aus) NSW    
8 Emma Lawson (Aus) TAS    
9 Elizabeth Georgouras (Aus) SA    
10 Sinead Noonan (Aus) SA    
Men U19 30km Madison Final
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Caleb Ewan (Aus) NSW 22  pts
  Jackson Law (Aus) NSW    
2 Alexander Edmondson (Aus) SA 18  pts
  George Tansley (Aus) SA    
3 Mitchell Benson (Aus) WA 15  pts
  Nicholas Graham-Dawson (Aus) WA    
4 (-1 lap) Jack Beckinsale (Aus) NSW 7  pts
  Tirian Mcmanus (Aus) NSW    
5 (-2 laps) Phillip Mundy (Aus) SA    
  Miles Scotson (Aus) SA    
DNF Brendan Hill (Aus) QLD    
  Jordan Toyne (Aus) QLD    
DNF Jack Cummings (Aus) VIC    
  Alexander Morgan (Aus) VIC    
DNF Trent Derecourt (Aus) WA    
  Bradley Linfield (Aus) WA