A very successful race weekend with 5 Queensland Championships medals and 22 podiums from the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Hybrid Concepts Australia Athletes from the Queensland Aquathlon Champs, Kawana Open Swim and Round 3 of the Queensland Tri series all held at Lake Kawana.
It was always going to be a tough weekend especially for all that lined up in the 3 races over 2 days, but all the SCTA / HCAUS athletes competed magnificently with some awesome results from everyone. As a Coach you can only ask for your athletes to do their best and I see it week in week out with the racing that they are doing. We are seeing huge improvements in each race and seeing the progression from these "Training Races" as we move forward to the major races coming up.
There are a lot of great results below with 22 podiums as 1st x 9 (2 x State Champions), 2nd x 6 (1 x Sliver State Champs) 3rd x 7 ( 2 x Bronze State Champs) and 4th x 8, 5th x 7, 6th x 3 that were just out of medal contention. So as you can see another successful weekend.
Female Junior Scholarship recipient Savannah Wayner started the proceedings with a State Champion title in 16-19 Years Female and 3rd OPEN Female, while Male Junior Scholarship recipient Jake Hynes was State Silver medallist 16-19 Years, 8th Open Male and race winner for 1500m Lake Swim. Kevin Hammond continued his dominance of the Clydesdale division with his 3rd win this season. Fin Barlow was the fastest overall in the Mini kids Aquathlon beating the boys home and taking out the State Champs 7-9 Years. Great to see the inaugural SCTA / HCAUS Junior scholarship recipient Michael Hooper back training and racing with a dominant performance in the 20-24 years male and 11th overall. Maddison Dutton (20-24), Mel Charlton (30-34) and Tahlea Corcoran (U/14 Enticer) also claim category wins.
Taj Jones (14-15) bounced back in the Tri to record 2nd as did Jemma Hynes (7-9), Romy wolstencroft (16-19) and Anastasia Heikkila (14-15) while Matt Nixon (7-9) and Macey Roberts (12-13) both took Bronze State Medals at Aquathlon. Paris Shield (14-15) and Lachlan Sinclair (14-15) 3rd in the triathlon.
A special mention to Elliot Gray (5th 14-15) backed up in the triathlon after a crash on Thursday. He was a bit stiff and sore but still gave it his all. Well done to all that competed and results below
Queensland Aquathlon Championships 14.11.15 - Lake Kawana Full Distance - 2.5km Run / 1km Swim / 2.5km Run Savannah Wayner - 1st 16-19 Years Female - STATE CHAMPION Jake Hynes - 2nd 16-19 Years Male - 3rd Overall - Silver State Champs Jessica Corliss - 4th 16-19 Years Female Maureen Cummings - 4th 50-54 Years Female Toby Coote - 4th 40-44 Years Male Paris Shield - 5th 14-15 Years Female Taj Jones - 6th 14-15 Years Male Enticer Distance - 300m Swim / 2km Run Meg Roberts - 1st 14-15 Years Female Macey Roberts - 3rd 12-13 Years Female - Bronze State Champs Junior Kids - 200m Swim / 1km Run Josh Nixon - 5th 10-11 Years Male Scott Marsh - 11th 10-11 Years Male Memphis Shield - 12th 10-11 Years Male Mini Kids - 100m Swim / 500m Run Finn Barlow - 1st 7-9 Years Female - 1st Overall - STATE CHAMPION Matthew Nixon - 3rd 7-9 Years Male - Bronze State Champs Jake Hammond - 8th 7-9 Years Male
Kawana Open Water Swim 14.11.15 - Lake Kawana 1500m Jake Hynes - 1st Male - Race Winner Jarmo Hast - 2nd Male Taj Jones - 4th Male Brodie Gardner - 5th Male Jessica Corliss - 5th Female Savannah Wayner - 7th Female 1000m Anastasia Heikkila - 3rd Female Amelia Fleischfresser - 4th Female 500m Paris Shield - 3rd Female Meg Roberts - 4th Female Macey Roberts - 5th Female Ryan Marsh - 6th Male
Queensland Triathlon Series Race # 3 15.11.15 - Lake Kawana 400/15/4 Michael Hooper - 1st 20-24 Years Male Maddison Dutton - 1st 20-24 Years Female Melissa Charlton - 1st 30-34 Years Female Kevin Hammond - 1st Clydesdale 90-99kg Taj Jones - 2nd 14-15 Years Male Anastasia Heikkila - 2nd 14-15 Years Female Romy Wolstencroft - 2nd 16-19 Years Female Savannah Wayner - 3rd OPEN Female Lachlan Sinclair - 3rd 14-15 Years Male Paris Shield - 3rd 14-15 Years Female Elliot Gray - 5th 14-15 Years Male Will Gersekowski - 6th 16-19 Years Male Jessica Lee - 7th 30-34 Years Female Brodie Gardner - 7th OPEN Male Jake Hynes - 8th OPEN Male Courtney Akrigg - 12th 30-34 Years Female Enticer 200 / 7.5 / 2 Tahlea Corcoran - 1st U/14 Years Female Ryan Marsh - 5th U/12 Years Male Emily Hynes - 9th U/14 Years Female Kool Kids 100 / 2 / 500 Jemma Hynes - 2nd 7-9 Years Female Matthew Nixon - 4th 7-9 Years Male Josh Nixon - 4th 10-11 Years Male Liam Wallace - 8th 7-9 Years Male Memphis Shield - 8th 10-11 Years Male Jake Hammond - 9th 7-9 Years Male Scott Marsh - 11th 10-11 Years Male Liam Loane - 12th 7-9 Years Male Paige Hynes - 16th 7-9 Years Female