Oscar McNulty and Rachel Effeney win NOL sprint in Brisbane.

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Queensland conducted two exciting and technical urban sprints today at Kelvin Grove and the University of Queensland.   These totalled 6 kilometres for the elite men and 5 for the women, with the seniors and juniors both doing the same courses.   The second race incorporated a chasing start based on the morning’s first course results thus putting pressure on runners to maintain or improve their positions.

Two of the recently selected JWOC team members, Oscar McNulty (WA) and Ian Lawford (ACT) chose to race amongst the seniors, for added competition.  Oscar, renowned for his past good sprinting results, again showed everyone a clean pair of heels to win overall.  Second place could have done with a photo-finish camera, with Dave Shepherd getting the judges verdict by a nose ahead of Bryan Keely.  Junior Ollie Poland was just another second further back.

Sprint superstar Rachel Effeney, sidelined by a foot injury on the last day of Easter, was back to her brilliant best winning both races with ease and having a two and a half minute win overall.  Second was taken by the wily Victorian veteran Natasha Key, who certainly has a good turn of speed.  Queenslanders Heather Muir and Lillian Burrill took the quinella in the junior women, recording times that would have put them midfield in the seniors.

M17-20E                                                              Stage 1                 Stage 2                 Time

1              Oliver Poland                     A            1              15.16     2              19.10     34.26

2              Brodie Nankervis             T             3              17.50     1              18.50     36.40

3              Ashley Nankervis             T             6              18.15     3              20.09     38.24

4              Todd Neve                          V            5              17.58     5              20.38     38.36

5              Kasimir GREGORY            N            4              17.51     6              20.48     38.39

6              Chris Firman                       Q            7              18.45     7              21.10     39.55

 

M21E                                                                     Stage 1                 Stage 2                 Time

1              Oscar McNulty                 W            1              15.27     2              18.25     33.52

2              David Shepherd                A             3              16.06     1              18.18     34.24

3              Bryan Keely                       V             2              15.57     3              18.28     34.25

4              Bruce Arthur                     V             4              16.19     5              19.20     35.39

5              Oliver Mitchell                  Q             7              16.41     7              19.27     36.08

6              Murray Scown                  A             9              17.35     4              19.08     36.43

7              Ian Lawford                       A             6              16.36     9              20.26     37.02

 

W17-20E                                                              Stage 1                 Stage 2                 Time

1              Heather Muir                     Q            1              17.13     1              19.52     37.05

2              Lilian Burrill                         Q            3              20.07     2              20.29     40.36

3              Michele Dawson              N            2              20.00     4              22.03     42.03

4              Jacqui Doyle                       A            4              20.25     3              21.53     42.18

5              Amy Buckerfield               T             6              20.29     5              23.11     43.40

6              Nicola Blatchford              N            5              20.27     7              23.45     44.12

 

W21E                                                                     Stage 1                 Stage 2                 Time

1              Rachel Effeney                  Q            1              14.48     1              17.00     31.48

2              Natasha Key                       V            2              15.56     3              18.16     34.12

3              Bridget Anderson            Q            4              16.27     2              18.08     34.35

4              Jasmine Neve                    V            3              16.21     7              19.06     35.27

5              Laurina Neumann            Q            6              17.07     6              19.00     36.07

6              Vanessa Round                 S             7              17.43     5              18.40     36.23

 

Progress points in SILVA NOL competition after stage 7:

Senior men: S Uppill (SA) 186, D Shepherd 174, M Crane  149;

Junior men: I Lawford (CC) 174, O McNulty 166, B Nankervis 163.

Senior women: G Crane (TF) 173, V Round 161, A Prendergast 146;

Junior men: L Burrill (QC) 188, M Dawson 174, H Muir 173.

Progress state team competition points after stage 7:

MEN: Senior: Canberra Cockatoos 61, Victorian Nuggets 47, NSW Stingers 38,

Junior: Canberra Cockatoos 48, Tasmanian Foresters 44, Victorian Nuggets 43.

WOMEN: Senior: Queensland Cyclones, Victorian Nuggets 49, Southern Arrows 44; Junior: Queensland Cyclones 61, Tasmanian Foresters 49, NSW Stingers 32.

Full results available in OA results area.