KALINDA Robinson and Tyler Puzicha are back home fresh from dominating the rest of the field at the NSW Under 15s and 17s Track Cycling Championships at Dunc Gray Velodrome.
Bathurst Cycling Club talents Robinson (15 years old) and Puzicha (14) locked out the top two positions in the under 17s girls 500m time trial, keirin and sprint.
Robinson, who was first home in all those events, added a fourth gold to her name in the scratch race while a silver in the points race and bronze in the individual pursuit brought her medal total to six.
The pair pushed each other in every event they contested and their efforts were rewarded with a place in the NSW team to contest the Junior Track National Championships at Brisbane starting March 28.
Fellow Bathurst club rider Luke Tuckwell (under 17s boys) will be joining them in the NSW team following a consistent performance across all his state championships races, with highlights being a fifth in both the individual pursuit and scratch.
There was little separating Robinson and Puzicha in their races - as has been the case in past championships.
Robinson edged out Puzicha by just 0.19 seconds to claim top 500m honours.
Another championships highlight was her early attack she launched to win the keirin.
"I was hoping to get some top three results but I thought coming away with one win would be an amazing result, let alone four," Robinson said.
"I'd done some good times through the season and some good racing so I was hoping that it would all come together.
"The first round of the sprint finals was really exciting. I probably won that one by just a few centimetres.
"It'll be great at nationals because Tyler and I will get to do a team sprint together. We've been racing together since we were little kids."
Puzicha may have missed out on gold but as a bottom-age rider she will be keen for another crack at under 17s next year.
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She was also the only under 17s girls rider to clock a sub-12 second ride in the sprint, recording 11.972.
"I'm stoked with the three silver. It's great having a challenge so you can improve every time," Puzicha said.
"I was really happy with my sprints … where I managed to get close to the record so I can't wait for nationals.
"I wasn't expecting anything big from this. At the start of the season I came back from my ankle [injury] but to come from where I was to where I am now I'm really happy with it."
Cadel Lovett was another Bathurst representative at state championships.
He was travelling to the velodrome hoping to gain experience in his first year of under 15s racing but excelled with top 10 finishes in the 500m time trial, scratch and individual pursuit.
Western Region Academy of Sport (WRAS) had a big presence on the podium at the state championships. All Bathurst riders represented the academy on the Sydney boards.
Of the 24 gold medals on offer the academy rode away with 18 of them.
Central West's representation in the NSW team is impressive.
Isabelle Russell, Trent Hines, Haylee Fuller, Daniel Barber, Dylan Eather, Mitch Hines (Dubbo) and Ben Anderson (Orange) all made the cut for a nationals appearance.