Over the last 2 weekends the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes and Club Members have been in action at various races including the Queensland Schools Triathlon Championships at Hervey Bay, Bribie Triathlon Race # 3, World Swim Series Noosa Swim and Dalby Triathlon.
Queensland Schools Triathlon has always held a strong tradition with SCTA Athletes and Coach Toby Coote. This was the 18th year at these championships, for 17 straight years Toby has had at least one athlete selected into the Qld Team and this year the tradition continued when Sophie Burger qualified for the Qld Team. In Total we had 5 Qualify in the Triathlon and 2 in the Aquathlon. Making the overall total for 18 years with 65 selected
There were some great races across the board, and a few of the athletes were racing at these championships for the first time and did a great job and learnt from the experience at racing at these championships. As mentioned above Sophie Burger 5th (Intermediate Female) qualified as to Addison Houslip 2nd (Primary Aquathlon Female) Torah Rose, Jorja Matthews, Ella Crawford, Saul Nicol Rann, Sam McClarron, Jake Hammond, Tabitha Fraser, Wade Wallis and Zak Hammond will all take a lot out of this racing that will be used in the future
SCTA Club Members that made the Team include Peyton Craig 1st (Intermediate Male), Ethan Close 2nd(Intermediate Male), Jude Brimelow 2nd ( Primary Aquathlon Male) Callum Close 8th (Intermediate Male) and Erin Wooldridge 8th (Senior Female). Special mention to Grace Brimelow who rode the bike course with a flat tyre showed some true grit to finish.
World Swim Series at Noosa had great conditions for the athletes over the 5km, 3km and 2km swims. In the 5km Gaye Ottagalli 6th (50-54) and SCTA Club Member Deb Thorley 11th (45-49). In the 3km Duanne Cannell 1st (50-54) with Chris Askew just missing the podium 4th (45-49). both with 7th places was Angela Vinnicombe (40-44) and Kim Alexander (50-54). In the 2km Swim, Ella Crawford 5th (10-15)
Round 3 of the Bribie Triathlon Series over the long course of 1/28/8 saw Jordan Gover 1st (45-49) and Alex Forrest 6th (25-29) SCTA Club Members Matthew Wolstencroft 1st (50-54) and Gary Turner 2nd (70-74). While in the Short Course 300/10/3 saw Addison Houslip 1st (11-12) and Marilyn Shrapnel 1st (70-74)
Out at Dalby Triathlon SCTA Club Members, Lucy Bowden 1st (30-39) and Lachlan Kerin 1st (20-29) both took out the respective Female and Male Race Wins.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Bribie Triathlon Race # 3 - 21.02.21 Long Course - 1/28/8 Jordan Gover - 1st Place 45-49 Years Male Matthew Wolstencroft - 1st Place 50-54 Years Male Gary Turner - 2nd Place 70-74 Years Male Alex Forrest - 6th Place 25-29 Years Male Short Course - 300/10/3 Addison Houslip - 1st Place 11-12 Years Female Marilyn Shrapnel - 1st Place 70-74 Years Female
World Swim Series Noosa - 21.02.21 5km Gaye Ottagalli - 5th Place 50-54 Years Female Deb Thorley - 11th Place 45-49 Years Female 3km Duanne Cannell - 1st Place 50-54 Years Male Chris Askew - 4th Place 45-49 Years Male Angela Vinnicombe - 7th Place 40-44 Years Female Kim Alexander - 7th Place 50-54 Years Male 2km Ella Crawford - 5th Place 10-15 Years Female
Dalby Triathlon - 750/20/5 - 21.02.21 Lucy Bowden - 1st Place 30-39 Years Female - Race Winner Lachlan Kerin - 1st Place 20-29 Years Male - Race Winner
Queensland Schools Triathlon Championships - 11-13.02.21 Senior Female - 750/20/5 Erin Wooldridge - 8th Place - Made Qld Team Torah Rose - 25th Place Jorja Matthews - 32nd Place Intermediate Female - 600/15/4 Sophie Burger - 5th Place - Made Qld Team Mia Wooldridge - 27th Place Intermediate Male - 600/15/4 Peyton Craig - 1st Place - Made Qld Team Ethan Close - 2nd Place - Made Qld Team Callum Close - 8th Place - Made Qld Team Saul Nicol Rann - 29th Place Junior Female - 300/10/2.5 Tabitha Fraser - 62nd Place Grace Brimelow - 69th Place Junior Male - 300/10/2.5 Sam McClarron - 24th Place Jake Hammond - 34th Place Primary Aquathlon Female Addison Houslip - 2nd Place - Made Qld Team Primary Aquathlon Male Jude Brimelow - 2nd Place - Made Qld Team Wade Wallis - 81st Place Zak Hammond - 91st Place