2 Mar 2009

Three Oceania Triathlon titles for NZ

6:00 am on 2 March 2009

New Zealand triathletes have won three Oceania Triathlon titles after victories yesterday on the Gold Coast to Rebecca Spence and Ryan Sissons in the under 23s and Jos Hoetjes in the under 19 men's race

Spence was the first placed New Zealander in the women's field, finishing seventh, one ahead of Nicky Samuels, and winning the U23 title as the first across the line in that age group.

Ryan Sissons finished fifth in the elite men, one behind Clark Ellice, good enough to be first home in the Under 23 category.

And Jos Hoetjes picked up his second consecutive Australian age group title, finishing well clear of Australia's Aaron Royal .