Shepparton cyclists Ryan Kilpatrick and Demi McDonald have made their presence felt on the track during the first day of the Victorian Junior Track Championships.DAMEN FRANCIS February 3, 2014 4:20am
Shepparton riders made a confident start to the Victorian Junior Track Championships on Saturday.
Shepparton Cycling Club pair Ryan Kilpatrick and Demi McDonald hit the track at Darebin International Sports Centre Velodrome in Melbourne for two days of highly competitive racing.
McDonald contested the junior women’s under-15 time trial and individual pursuit races, while Kilpatrick battled a big field in the junior men’s under-17 time trial.
In the time trial, McDonald finished fifth in a time of 43.72
In the pursuit, McDonald was sixth in qualifying, with the top four going on to contest the medal races.
Kilpatrick was seventh in his time trial, clocking a time of 36.25
Racing continued yesterday, with both riders entered in the sprint and keirin events.
Shepparton Cycling Club president Edward Dalle Nogare said it was good to see both riders continue to ride well at a high level as racing gets increasingly competitive.
‘‘Both have been down at the track for a number of years and they have been working really hard,’’ Dalle Nogare said.
‘‘Demi is racing in 15s now and Ryan is in 17s, so they’re starting to get towards those higher age groups, where it gets more serious.
‘‘It’s about putting time into training and it’s good to see them getting reward for their efforts.’’
The pair is keen to follow in the footsteps of fellow Shepparton cyclist Jay Castles, who spent the weekend racing at the concurrently run Cycling Australia Track National Championships in Adelaide.
Hafizullah Mohaqiq was born in Afghanistan, spent periods living in Pakistan and Iran, before arriving in Shepparton two months ago.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Fairley Leadership Program met in Tatura on Wednesday, exploring ‘Water and our catchment’ at Goulburn Murray Water.
Road authorities have made little progress to fixing Echuca’s most dangerous intersections.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.