Michaela Drummond leads rising star success on day two of 2017 Oceania Track Championships

Rising star Michaela Drummond (New Zealand) stole the show on day two of the 2017 Oceania Track Championships with a late march taking her to gold in the scratch race in a strong field. Australia’s Alex Porter took out the men’s.

The individual pursuit were a thrilling affair as Ashlee Ankudinoff (Australia) cruised to gold in the women’s for her second title of the week. Dylan Kennett (New Zealand) took out the men’s.

The men’s 1km time trial was a hotly contested event with New Zealand’s Zac Williams taking the title.

In the women’s keirin Holly Takos (Australia) unleashes her rapidly improving finishing speed to surprise with her second title.

Ellesse Andrews (New Zealand)┬ácemented her status as a name to watch in the future picking up gold in the under 19 women’s points race.

Jarrod Drisners, Braden O’Shea, Riley Hart and Tyler Lindorff added under 19 men’s team pursuit gold for Australia. With Kye Bonser (1km time trial) and Stephen Cuff (scratch race) making it three under 19 men’s gold from three for Australia.

Emily Shearman (New Zealand) won the under 19 women’s individual pursuit as Brooklyn Vonderwall claimed the keirin.

2017 Oceania Champions

Elite
Men Individual Pursuit: Dylan Kennett (NZL)
Men Scratch Race: Alex Porter (AUS)
Men 1km Time Trial: Zac Williams (NZL)
Women Individual Pursuit: Ashlee Ankudinoff (AUS)
Women Scratch Race: Michaela Drummond (NZL)
Women Keirin: Holly Takos (AUS)

Under 19
Men Team Pursuit: Jarrod Drisners, Braden O’Shea, Riley Hart & Tyler Lindorff (AUS)
Men Scratch Race: Stephen Cuff (AUS)
Men 1km Time Trial: Kye Bonser (AUS)
Women Individual Pursuit: Emily Shearman (NZL)
Women Points Race: Ellesse Andrews (NZL)
Women Keirin: Brooklyn Vonderwall (AUS)

Photos: Con Chronis