Top-place finish at schools titles

Therese ColmanBusselton Dunsborough Times
Coach Steve Lane, Bryce Commins, 15, Jackson Stokes, 15, Jayden Fraser, 17 and Diesel Hill, 15.
Camera IconCoach Steve Lane, Bryce Commins, 15, Jackson Stokes, 15, Jayden Fraser, 17 and Diesel Hill, 15. Credit: Therese Colman

Cornerstone Christian College is celebrating after winning a top place at the 2018 WA Schools Mountain Biking Championships.

Bryce Commins, Jackson Stokes and Diesel Hill made up the school’s Year 9-10 male team, and were named champions in the middle school category.

This is the second win for Bryce and Jackson, who were part of last year’s Cornerstone Christian College middle school team who took out first place.

The event was held at Goat Farm Park in Midland on September 6 and 7, with more than 300 riders from across the State competing.

Jayden Fraser, 17, placed second in the individual Year 11-12 category and backed it up with a win at the WA Downhill State Championships on September 8 and 9.

It was Jayden’s first downhill-style race, and he came away State Champion in the under-19 category.

Bryce took home third place in the under-17s. Cornerstone ground keeper and mountain bike coach Steve Lane said he was proud of the boys.

“It was extremely muddy and challenging at times, but they all did well in the conditions,” he said.

“Because it’s a team format, it encourages them to work together.” and work together well.

“I’m proud of the school’s mountain biking program in general as it’s a great way to mentor our youth.”

Other Capes riders who placed were Lucy Mansfield who came in third in the individual junior female category, and Lucy Hill who won the individual senior female event.

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