Tony Dodds and Nicky Samuels proved too strong for international fields at the Oceania Super Sprint Cup triathlon event at Pegasus at the weekend. In the latest round of the national series, Dodds turned the tables in a sprint finish over great rival Ryan Sissons while Samuels backed up from her win at Takapuna a fortnight ago.
Queenstown’s Scott Columb finished the opening round of the New Zealand motocross championships in second place on points at Pleasant Point on the weekend. Defending his national MX2 title he was only three points behind leader Kayne Lamont. Columb said it was going to be a long series with the competition so close. ‘‘I’m the old dog in this group.’’
Nominations are open for the house of Travel Central Otago Sports Awards. Judges, led by Central Otago Mayor Tony Lepper, will choose the top five in each category: senior and junior sportsman and sportswoman, team and coach and then judge each category. Nominations close on March 7. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.