ONE Gladstone girl was able to sling the Mackay mud to one side at the weekend, and took out the title of the top Queensland rider in her age group.
Morgan McPherson gained the number one plate in the 14 girls category at the Queensland state titles, getting a first, second and third in her heats before winning the final on Sunday with a time of 47.841 sec.
Harbour City BMX president Mark Rayner said the conditions were deplorable, as Mackay received an absolute bucketing of about 250mm of rain at the weekend before the event.
“It was very muddy, the whole facility was ankle deep in mud, and we’re not wet trackers,” he said.
Twenty-three riders from Harbour City BMX participated in the titles.
In the 13-14 cruiser boys, Connor Hall was a little unfortunate to finish in second place, as he’d ridden very well in the heats, finishing first in each one.
Ryan Spencer ranked seventh in the 15-16 cruiser boys, one place ahead of Alex Curnow, whose best effort at the titles saw him place fifth in the 16 boys.
Andrew Sibley took out third place in the 30-34 cruiser men, as did Iris-May Cosgrove in the 45-49 cruiser women class. In the 14 boys, Joel Spencer just missed a state place, having to settle for a ninth place.
Harrison Bates raced in the 9-boys category and won the sixth place overall.
Craig Hall is now ranked sixth in the 45-49 cruiser men after the weekend, and in the elite women category Hannah Chrzanowski landed the fourth place, while in the elite men, Graeme Riggs just missed out of the major placings.