What a great weekend of racing by Sunshine Coast triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes at Queensland Triathlon Series Race # 1 at Raby Bay. With 21 athletes in action we saw 13 athletes on the podium including 9 wins. We had overall wins from Romy Wolstencroft (Sprint), Jazzy Shults (enticer) and Finn Barlow (Kool Kids). Over in Rotterdam we had 3 athletes in action at the World Triathlon Championships as well. Amazing Effort by the whole SCTA Team.
SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship Holder Romy Wolstencroft led the charge at Raby Bay with a strong swim and cycle that saw her about 30 seconds behind the leader coming into T2. That is where she stamped her authority to lead after the first lap and was never headed to take out the race win and finish 14th overall.
It was a strong showing also from Lucy Bowden, not only taking out her category win (25-29) but also 4th Female overall. Also to land on top of the winners podium where Maureen Cummings (55-59) and Gary Turner (65-69). Hannah Blanchett (25-29) was 3rd in her category and was 10th Female overall. Also landing on the 3rd place dais was Ryan Marsh (14-15) and Orla Gallagher.
The Enticer was held over a 200/5/2 and saw Jazzy Shults (U/14) dominate all the female by taking out the overall win and finishing 8th overall amongst the males. Peyton Craig (U/14) was 3rd amongst some strong competition in his category that saw him 3rd overall amongst all the males. Jack Dann took out the win (U/16) and is showing great improvement each time he races. Was great to see Mackenzie Cathcart, Zoe Davis and Scott Marsh also continue to improve with each race
In the Kool Kids over a 100/2/400, Finn Barlow (10-11) continued her strong showing with a win in her category and the fastest female overall and 5th overall amongst the boys. While Parker Dueztmann (7-9) winner and was 7th overall amongst the older competitors. Pipi Barlow, Bonnie Cathcart and Ava Foreman are showing great progress from their training.
At the World Triathlon Championships, Simon Hearn was guide for Jonathon Goerlach in the PTVI Para Triathlon. Under grey skies and wet roads, the boys came out of the water in around 10th place and started to move the competitors in the cycle leg. A strong run moved them up into 6th place overall. Jordan Gover (Sprint 45-49) and Rebecca Ungermann (Olympic 25-29) where both backing up from the World Multisport Championships where they both medalled. There was very strong competition in both categories with Jordan finishing 7th and Rebecca 50th. Both had great races and put every on the line. Nice work. Full results below QTS # 1 Raby Bay Triathlon - 17.09.17 - 750/20/5 Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place Open Female - Female Race Winner / 14th Overall Lucy Bowden - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female - 4th Female Overall Emma Dann - 1st Place 16-19 Years Female Maureen Cummings - 1st Place 55-59 Years Female Gary Turner - 1st Place 65-69 Years Male Ryan Marsh - 3rd Place 14-15 Years Male Hannah Blanchett - 3rd Place 25-29 Years Female Orla Gallagher - 3rd Place 35-39 Years Female Ross Cattle - 11th Place 45-49 years Male Ron Craig - 13th Place 40-44 Years Male
Enticer - 200/5/2 Jazzy Shults - 1st Place U/14 Years Female - Female Race Winner / 8th Overall Jack Dann - 1st Place U/16 Years Male Peyton Craig - 3rd Place U/14 Years Male - 3rd Overall Mackenzie Cathcart - 17th Place U/14 Years Female Zoe Davis - 23rd Place U/14 Years Female Scott Marsh - 28th Place U/14 Years Male
Kool Kids - 100/2/500 Finn Barlow - 1st Place 10-11 Years Female - Female Race Winner / 5th Overall Parker Duetzmann - 1st Place 7-9 Years Male - 7th Overall Pipi Barlow - 7th Place 7-9 Years Female Bonnie Cathcart - 9th Place 7-9 Years Female Ava Foreman - 24th Place 7-9 Years Male.
World Triathlon Championships 17.09.17 Rotterdam Jonathon Goerlach / Simon Hearn (Guide) - 6th Place Par Triathlon PTVI Jordan Gover - 7th Place 45-49 Years Male Sprint Rebecca Ungermann - 50th Place 25-29 Years Female Olympic