Australian National Track Championships
Dunc Gray Velodrome, Sydney - Sprint rounds
Olympic and Commonwealth Games champion, Anna Meares, 23, demonstrated why she's tipped for a sprint event clean sweep at this year's Championships when she posted her best flying 200m time (11.390sec) since Athens to qualify fastest in the women's sprint.
She then cruised through the quarter finals to secure a semi final berth in Day 4 racing, where she'll be the odds on favourite to defeat Tasmanian Laura McCaughey (qualified in 12.027).
This Championship so far, Anna Meares has collected gold in the 500 metre time trial and with sister Kerrie, the team sprint. Ironically she will more than likely have to beat Kerrie, who qualified second fastest in 11.775sec, to win the sprint if her 24 year old sister defeats Perth's Kristine Bayley (11.940) in the second semi-final.
Josephine Tomic and Sarah Kent made the gold medal ride in the U19 women's 2km individual pursuit an all West Australian affair with Tomic winning in a stunning time of 2min25.811sec. Kent's silver medal time was 2min30.124sec. Camille Pallett (2min29.035sec) defeated Victorian Lisa Friend (2min34.514sec) for bronze and a podium clean sweep for WA.
Plus the three West Australian teenagers posted times that would have ranked them in the top three at last year's Junior World Championships with Tomic's time better than the gold medal performance of the 2006 junior World Champion.
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