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aitaki Boys' High School mountain biker Kaleb Hayes in action in the South Island championships in Dunedin at the weekend. PHOTO: JESSICA WILSON

Oamaru mountain biker Luke Hayman won gold and bronze at the South Island secondary schools championships in Dunedin at the weekend.

The Waitaki Boys’ High School pupil soared to victory in the under-15 downhill in 3min 57.77sec, 1.6sec clear of the nearest competitor.

Luke Hayman

Hayman backed up that effort with a bronze medal in the super-D. He was also ninth in the cross-country, placing him second in the under-15 grade for overall points champion.

The best of the other Oamaru riders were fellow Waitaki Boys’ pupils Ryan Smit (fifth in under-16 downhill) and Blain Hamilton (fifth in under-16 cross-country, sixth in super-D, eighth in downhill, sixth overall).

Taz Selfe (Waitaki Boys’) was seventh in the under-16 cross-country, Tony McCone (St Kevin’s College) was eighth in the under-17 downhill, and Kaleb Hayes (Waitaki Boys’) was ninth overall in the under-16 grade.

Riders now have the option of attending the New Zealand secondary schools championships in Rotorua in March.