Bathurst Cycling Club and Western Region Academy of Sport sprinter Eliza Bennett has got her 2019 Oceania Track Championships campaign underway at the Adelaide Superdrome.
Bennett is taking the daunting step up to the women's under 19s division at the four day meeting which began on Wednesday.
Her results in the National Track 2018 Championships led to her selection in the NSW team to contest the Oceanias, bringing the best of Australia and New Zealand together.
Bennett will be competing in four events but her eyes will be set on the sprint, where she will be looking for a personal best in the small but classy six-rider field.
The campaign began on Wednesday for Bennett where she took part in the team sprint, which saw her paired up with another selected rider from Australia.
In the 500m time trial the Bathurst rider will also be hoping to fare well in the junior ranks considering she has shown superb short distance form over the past year.
Bennett’s fourth and final event will be the junior keirin.
The Bathurst rider is the only under 19s female selected in the 35-strong NSW Team, and one of five state representatives in the women’s juniors.
WRAS coach Marian Renshaw is confident Eliza will perform well and use this as great experience in the coming months before both state and national championships this season.
Bathurst has been represented before at Oceanias with the likes of top cyclists Mark Renshaw, Harry Carter, Dean Windsor and Toireasa Gallagher.