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Friday, 26 July 2013

NZSS - Sprint Race

The results are up for the NZSS Sprint Race and the splits tell some stories. In one of the most incredible races ever seen at the NZSS Kayla Fairbairn pipped Alice Tilly by 2 seconds in the Senior Girls. The lead changed 6 times during the race, and the two were never separated by more than 9 seconds. They were tied three controls from the end and Fairbairn just managed to eek out a couple of seconds in the closing controls!

Looking at that result it would be tempting to think that perhaps the sprint area was a little easy. Think again...Splash Planet was a challenge for the Worlds Best Elites last summer.

The competition wasn't exactly mellow in the Senior Boys grade either. Returning JWOC team members Thomas Eatson and Seamus Morrison could not make the podium with Matt Goodall taking the win from Nick Smith and Cameron Tier after the leader Devon Beckman failed to punch at the 3rd last control.

The other winners were perennial favourites Sean Morrison and Lara Molloy in the Intermediate grades (Morrison only securing his win from Jackson Plumpton in the finish chute) and Tegan Knightbridge and George Engelback in the Junior grades. 
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