Juniors: Hunter medals at BMX NSW State Series opener in Maitland

PLACINGS: Hunter BMX riders Isha Monkley, Lachlan Moore, Porschea Longbottom and Kane Halson all featured at the opening round of the 2018 state series in Maitland on the weekend. Picture: Marina Neil
PLACINGS: Hunter BMX riders Isha Monkley, Lachlan Moore, Porschea Longbottom and Kane Halson all featured at the opening round of the 2018 state series in Maitland on the weekend. Picture: Marina Neil

HUNTER riders Isha Monkley, Lachlan Moore, Porschea Longbottom and Kane Halson all featured on the podium at the BMX NSW State Series opener at Maitland on the weekend.  

The quartet of Maitland-Tenambit BMX Club members used home track advantage for maximum impact across the two days of competition.

Moore and Longbottom made the top twice, both undefeated. Moore clinched the 14-year boys and was second in the 13-14-years cruiser. Longbottom claimed victory in the 11-year girls before backing up for bronze in the 11-12-years cruiser.

Halson won the 8-10 years cruiser boys while Monkley was third behind Longbottom in the 11-year girls. 

There were another 12 placings by Hunter riders racing in age groups.

Lake Macquarie BMX Club’s Miller Ruks triumphed unbeaten in the 11-year boys.

Multiple medals went to Maitland’s Zahlia Monkley and Lake Macquarie’s Ella Fairhall – second and third respectively in the 10-year girls and 8-10-year cruiser. 

The six-round state series continues at Macarthur on April 8 before stop offs at Bathurst (April 29),  Southlake (July 1), Sawtell (July 14) and Terrigal (August 12).

In the meantime round one of the national series takes place in Penrith on February 17 and 18 followed by the ACT Championships (March 3-4) and the National Championships in Bunbury (March 22-25). 

* DOYALSON Dragons were crowned club champions at the Peter Wilson Memorial Championships at Tomaree Sporting Complex on the weekend.

The Dragons edged out the Central Coast Dolphins, Peninsula, Orange and hosts Nelson Bay for the coveted Hunter Western Hornets regional junior touch football prize.