Harvey wins national time trial
Wanaka cyclist Mikayla Harvey won the national under-23 women’s time trial title last week with just three seconds to spare.
Harvey’s time over the 20km course was 31.19, while Georgia Cattrick of Tasman/Illuminate posted 31:22. Rylee McMullen of Auckland/Roxsalt finished in 31.33 for third place.
The under-23 men’s 40km time trial title was won by Regan Gough (Hawkes Bay/An PostChain Reaction) in 54 minutes neat. James Fouche (Auckland) was second and Jake Marryatt (Canterbury) third.
Harvey, 18, is a New Zealand junior cycling representative with two junior world championships under her belt and was cycling at the nationals for the Mike Greer Homes team.
The Central Otago Wakatipu Cycle Club member completed her studies at Mt Aspiring College at the end of last year.
Harvey also competed in the women’s road race but did not finish.
Wanaka junior mountain bike representative Paul Wright was home from his studies in the United States and competed in the under-23 category, but was unplaced.
Elite champions were Jaime Nielsen (women’s 20km time trial, Waikato); Rushlee Buchanan (women’s road race, Waikato); Jack Bauer (men’s 40km time trial, Tasman) and Joe Cooper (men’s road race, Wellington).
Wanaka paralympian alpine skier Adam Hall, centre, at the International Paralympic Committee Alpine Skiing prizegiving.