HPV race winners swoop in from south of Brisbane
THE Ormeau Eagles Senior team from Ormeau Woods State High School, between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, have taken out top title at the 12th annual Maryborough RACQ Technology Challenge.
The end of the much anticipated race signalled the conclusion of a jam-packed weekend, with thousands visiting Maryborough to race in the 24-hour Human Powered Vehicle competition or cheer on their team.
More than 2000 school students attended the challenge, with 118 teams competing in the signature HPV race.
Ormeau team captain Josh Smith was ecstatic at the boys' win and said the challenge was a great event.
"It was awesome, just to get pole position and stay ahead the whole race, it's an honour," he said.
Asked about the team's secret to success, the answer was simple.
"Pedal…just pedal," he said.
The team won first overall and won the open boys division, followed closely by The Kenmore Kites from Brisbane, while St Mary's College Maryborough's Southern Cross Racing came in third.
The senior mixed category was taken out by St Mary's College's Synergy team and rider Isaac Perina.
Other winners included the Gladstone State High school open girls team The Tigers, Nanango State High School's Road Runner Junior boys team, St Mary's College's Bazinga junior mixed team and Riverside Christian College's Miss Victorious junior girls team.
Tandem winners were Pushmepullyou from Isis District State High.
First in the hybrid division went to Red Back from Pacific Lutheran College.
Saturday racing photos below
Preparing for the race photos below