Following on from a strong 7th place at Junior Sprint National Championships in Wellington two weeks ago, James Matthews had a great race on Sunday in Kinloch at the New Zealand Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships for 2016, and finished 3rd over all and 2nd in the U19 age group.
He completed the 750m swim, 20km bike and 5 km run in a time of 1:04:58.
His next race is the Auckland SS champs in Takapuna on Sunday 28 Feb.
Andrew Matthews also competed in a short distance course and finished 13th in the 11-15 age group.
A big positive to take out of this race for Andrew is he has cut nearly two minutes off his run (2.8kn) on last years results.