Results: New Zealand DH National Championships 2024

Feb 25, 2024 at 8:38
by Ed Spratt  
The results are in from the New Zealand DH National Championships at Coronet Peak, with Lachlan Stevens-Mcnab, Jess Blewitt, Tyler Waite and Eliana Hulsebosch taking the 2024 Elite and Junior titles.

Jess Blewitt secured the Women's Elite national title for the third year in a row as Jenna Hastings crossed the line in 2nd almost two seconds back. While not in the running for the national title, Vali Höll was in attendance and took second place in the women's overall results with a time of 3:10.33.

Lachlan Stevens-Mcnab won the Elite Men's title pulling ahead of second-placed Tuhoto-Ariki Pene by 1.85 seconds. Toby Meek secured third place 2.85 seconds off the pace of the newly crowned champ. Amaury Pierron was another international rider on course, setting the fifth-fastest male time of the day.

In the U19 Junior racing, Yeti team rider Tyler Waite dominated the day winning both his category and setting the fastest male time of the day. Nearly four seconds back in second place, Oli Clark beat several elite riders with the fourth-fastest male race time. Eliana Hulsebosch took home the women's U19 title for 2024 as she continues to have a great start to the 2024 race season. Trek Factory racing's latest signing Sacha Earnest, ended the day in 2nd with 2023 Junior World Champion Erice Van Leuven completing the top three.

Check out the full results below.




Results:



Elite Men:


1st. Lachlan Stevens-Mcnab: 2:49.05
2nd. Tuhoto-Ariki Pene: 2:50.85
3rd. Toby Meek: 2:51.87
4th. James Macdermid: 2:56.89
5th. Hayden Stead: 2:56.90



Elite Women:


1st. Jess Blewitt: 3:08.68
2nd. Jenna Hastings: 3:10.47
3rd. Kalani Muirhead: 3:18.71




Junior Men:


1st. Tyler Waite: 2:47.80
2nd. Oli Clark: 2:51.61
3rd. Luke Wayman: 2:51.84
4th. Rory Meek: 2:52.98
5th. Charlie Wiffin: 2:57.30



Junior Women:


1st. Eliana Hulsebosch: 3:11.58
2nd. Sacha Earnest: 3:11.67
3rd. Erice Van Leuven: 3:12.32
4th. Winnifred Goldsbury: 3:20.81
5th. Bellah Birchall: 3:25.86




Full Results:

Elite Men:

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Elite Women:

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Junior Men:

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Junior Women:

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International Riders - Men:

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International Riders - Women:

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21 Comments
  • 11 0
 I don't know if Eliana is going to do any World Cup racing, but I hope she can (not actually sure if she's old enough), but to beat two of the top junior girls, including the world champ, isn't half bad. Going to be a tide of black in elite womens field in a few years!
  • 2 5
 Don’t get the last part
  • 9 0
 @Roost66: black being the colour NZ's sports teams/representatives wear in competition normally - All blacks, black ferns, tall blacks etc.
  • 5 0
 @RoyWilliam: makes sense
  • 8 0
 In a few years? You saw the Junior Women's podium at World Champs last year, right? But yeah, bizarre to think none of the three Kiwi girls that swept the 2023 World's could win their own nationals because of yet another up-and-coming NZ rider.

The cyclingnewzealand.nz article indicated Eliana will be riding in Europe for The Union, so I assume that means WC's.
  • 2 0
 She will be racing the world cups for the UNION
  • 8 0
 Yes the future for NZ DH is bright with all those juniors-and, according to the results here, the fact the Valentina, Amaury, Matt, Dylan et al are now all representing NZ!
  • 8 0
 Yes, our immigration policies are pro-downhillers. If we can't beat 'em, make 'em join us. Razz
  • 8 0
 This might be Jess's season. If she's injury free, she'll be a podium threat at every race.
  • 9 0
 junior men faster than elite and internationals
  • 7 1
 Are we going to see an epic Tyler v Asa world cup juniors battle in 2024! I hope so, the Juniors are killing it at the moment everywhere.
  • 8 0
 NZ kids surely go fast!!
  • 3 0
 Amuary would have been 4th in Juniors - was there a change in the conditions or something?
  • 6 0
 @threesixtykickflip: if anything the track got faster for elites as it dried. The difference is that this was the peak event for the juniors, but just a fun weekend for the top international riders
  • 7 1
 @threesixtykickflip: The groms have been getting dropped off at coronet peak after school daily
  • 1 0
 @dkendy1: The local Groms that is...
  • 1 0
 @mooreoutdoors: true, I made an ass out of u and me. My bad
  • 4 1
 Juniors, women and men are tearing it!! Happy to see there are more junior womens than women elite. Way to go young ladies!
  • 5 2
 Same weekend as Hardline? That's a shame.
  • 2 1
 Valentina Höll representing New Zealand? She's from Austria, the big Island north of New Zealnd right?
  • 1 0
 was just going to post 2 seconds faster!







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