Harrison Carter, Emily Watts to represent NSW at the Cycling Australia track nationals

BATHURST Cycling Club graduates Harrison Carter and Emily Watts have been named in the Cycling New South Wales track team which will contest the upcoming national titles.

STATE DUTY: Harrison Carter is part of the NSW elite men's track team which will race at the national titles in Brisbane. Photo: ANYA WHITELAW

STATE DUTY: Harrison Carter is part of the NSW elite men's track team which will race at the national titles in Brisbane. Photo: ANYA WHITELAW

Carter (elite men) and Watts (under 19 women) will head to Brisbane next month where they will put their legs to the test on the boards of Anna Meares Velodrome.

The pair gained selection after impressing at December’s NSW titles, Watts winning gold in the pursuit and points race while Carter claimed three silver medals for his efforts in the time trial, individual pursuit and scratch race.

The pair both represented NSW at nationals last year as well.

Carter and Watts will not be the only local link to the national titles, with CSU student Kaarle McCulloch part of the NSW elite women’s squad.

McCulloch is part of CSU’s elite athlete program and is currently completing a Bachelor of Education (health and physical education).

The world champion made her first visit to the Bathurst campus last October when in the city for the Bathurst Open track meet. McCulloch was full of praise for the university.

“Charles Sturt has just been fantastic for me because I don't know when I'm going to travel some times and what I have on when I've got exams,” she said at the time.

"They've been great rearranging things for me, they're just so flexible. I've been at uni for 10 years, but I am more close to finishing now than I was a few years ago, the uni out there is really trying to help me out.”