Evans eases to state title

Nanjing Night Net

LAUNCESTON’S Dylan Evans won the open men’s state duathlon title at the state championships held at Symmons Plains raceway yesterday.

Evans was impressive in completing the 2.4-kilometre run, 19.6km bike ride and 2.4km run to record a comfortable victory.

He crossed the finish line ahead of Hobart’s Kim Gillard and Brady Butcher.

Launceston’s Holly Claridge won the open women’s event over the same distances, beating home Hobart’s Sarah Fitzgerald and Launceston’s Sarah Ellis.

The junior men’s race went to Launceston’s Jonathan Butler with Devonport’s Fraser Lyon second and Zach Harris third.

The veteran male category winner was George Town’s Damon Sherrif from Stephen Eastwood and Andrew Flanagan.

The men’s novice category – raced over a 1.6-kilometre run, 9.6km ride and 1.6km run- was won by Launceston’s Damien Kearney from James Dalton and Andrew Butler.

The women’s novice winner was Imighion Quinn who showed her future potential in a promising performance. Hayley Treloar was second and Kate Boxhall third.

A total of 45 competitors took part in the state championships in testing conditions.

“The track was wet with a few puddles but it only rained for about 10 minutes during the open race,” Launceston Triathlon Club co-ordinator Casey Mainsbridge said.

State open duathlon title winner Dylan Evans, of Launceston, powers to victory yesterday. Picture: PAUL SCAMBLER

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