Former World No
1 Hamish Carter demolished a class field to win the Oceania Triathlon
Championships at Millbrook Resort near Queenstown today.
The 30-year-old Aucklander dominated on the run to win by
40 seconds from Christchurch’s Kris Gemmell, with the pair qualifying for
selection in the New Zealand team for the Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
Gemmell outsprinted Australian based Kiwi Shane Reed and
Craig Watson, who has already qualified for his place in Manchester.
Former Wellingtonian Heather Evans outclassed the pack to
win the women’s title by 1min 10seconds from Whangarei’s Samantha Warriner
and qualify for the one position available for Commonwealth Games selection
Wellington’s Evelyn Williamson, who missed the race
recovering from injury, qualified for selection at last year’s world
Results Oceania Triathlon Championships, Millbrook
Resort (1.5k swim 40k bike 10k run):
Men: Hamish Carter (Auckland) 1:54.24, 1; Kris Gemmell (Christchurch)
1:55.04, 2; Craig Watson (Christchurch) and Shane Reed (NZL – based in Gold
Coast) 1:55.06, equal 3; Olivier Marceau (France) 1:55.12, 5; Bevan Docherty
(Taupo) 1:56.39, 6; Ritchie Cunningham (Australia) 1:56.46, 7; Patrick
Vernay (New Caledonia) 1:56.48, 8; Nathan Richmond (Auckland) 1:58.39, 9;
Matt Reed (NZL based in USA) 1:59.08, 10.
Women: Heather Evans (NZL based in Sydney) 2:11.37, 1;
Samantha Warriner (Northland) 2:12.47, 2; Rebekah Keat (Australia) 2:13.35,
3; Fiona Docherty (Taupo) 2:15.03, 4; Shanelle Barrett (Taupo) 2:15.30, 5;
Debbie Tanner (Auckland) 2:16.28, 6; Helene Salomon (France) 2:16.40, 7;
Jennifer Cooper (North Harbour) 2:19.01, 8; Vanessa Palmer (Auckland)
2:19.37, 9; Ainslie Savage (Christchurch) 2:26.40, 10.
Women: Age Group Race: 1. Christin Aeberhard (SUI)