VIS dominate at Oceania Track Champs
Monday, 15 October 2018
Yesterday concluded the 2019 Oceania Track Championships at the Adelaide Super-Drome, with dozens of medals won by Victorian Institute of Sport athletes, included Graeme Frislie who headlined the event with two gold medals and two silvers.
Under-19 VIS cyclists Graeme Frislie and Ashlee Jones dominated their respective events with both Frislie and Jones winning the Male and Female U19 Madison and U19 Team
Both Vis scholarship holders also picked up a silver; Jones in the U19 Individual Pursuit and Frislie in the U19 Scratch Race. Whilst, Frislie went one better in the U19 Omnium race managing silver as Jones collected bronze.
In the Team Pursuit both the male and female teams were on the podium with Jensen Plowright and his team taking out silver and Sam De Riter and her team claiming bronze.
In a time of 1:02.031 seconds saw Tylah Meunier take out the silver medal in the 1km Time Trial defeated by fellow Australian Cameron Scott who won in a time of 1:01.503 seconds.
It was a battle of the rising stars in the men’s individual pursuit with Australian Conor Leahy claiming the biggest win of his career stopping the clock in 4mins 18.872secs, catching silver medalist, Victorian Institute of Sport’s Lucas Plapp on the way.
Plapp who claimed two junior world titles in Aigle, Switzerland in August and silver in the time trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Austria last month made his first trip to the podium as an elite rider.
Australia’s Cameron Scott and Alex Porter were in control throughout the 160 lap men’s Madison to clock up points across the sprints finishing on 47, 12 points clear of New Zealand’s Aaron Wylie and defending champion Tom Sexton on 35. VIS’ Godfrey Slattery and teammate Conor Leahy completed the podium a further four points back.