Another Massive weekend of racing from the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes over the weekend with the Queensland Schools Triathlon Championships at Hervey Bay, Geelong 70.3, Huskisson Long Course and Sprint Triathlon and the World Swim Series at Mooloolaba.
The question was, who will keep the 15 year tradition alive!!! At the Queensland Schools Triathlon Champs, SCTA has had rich history with 1 athlete being selected in the team for the past 15 years straight. We walked away with 2 being selected in the Queensland Team with 2 reserves taking the total to 49 juniors selected in the Qld Team.
Kaya Shults took out the Senior Female Title in a strong showing in the swim and cycle legs. She hung extremely tough in the 5km run to hold of all challengers to take out the title. This marks the 3rd year in a row that an SCTA senior Female has taken out the title.
Not to be outdone, younger sister Jazzy Shults, had an up and down race to come away with a 5th place and also gaining selection in the Junior Female category. Emma Dann finished in the unlucky spot of 7th being named as the first reserve in the Senior Female, while Peyton Craig racing at the bottom of the age group was 8th in the Junior Males and 2nd reserve for that age category.
All the juniors raced extremely well up there. Some at the bottom of the age category always find it hard racing kids that can be up to 2 years older with growth and development. All should be proud of their respective performances. Nice work from Kayleigh Foster, Macey Roberts, Anastasia Heikkila, Ryan Marsh, Jack Dann, Mackenzie Olfield and Scott Marsh. Fin Barlow raced well in the Qld Schools Aquathlon to finish in 14th Place in a hotly contested race where she finished 49 seconds behind the winner.
At home in Mooloolaba, the next round of the World Swim Series was swam. With predicted 10 foot surf the swim was moved to the shelter of the spit where the surf didn't impede the conditions too much. Sam Penny (40-44) walked away with a win (1.6km) and a 3rd placepodium (5km). Wins in the 800m to both Rachel James (30-34) and Marilyn Shrapnel (70+) while Jake Hammond (8-12) was 2nd.
Down in Huskinsson near Jervis Bay, Mitch Baker (25-29) lined up in the Long course and was rewarded with a podium finish in 3rd place, while Jordan Gover (45-49) lined up in the Sprint distance, Australian Sprint Selection Race, where he pick some valuable points landing on the podium in 3rd.
Over the ditch in NZ, Nicholas Hull lined up in Challenge Wanaka Half. The course itself is pretty impressive, as to the competition. Once again Hully gave it his all to come away in 17th place Pro.
SCTA Club members that don't train within the program were in action at Geelong 70.3 were 2016 Olympian Ryan Fisher (3rd Pro) was in action along with Kirra Seidel (4th Pro). Nice results from them both
Well Done to all that raced. Full results below World Swim Series Mooloolaba Beach - 17-18.02.18 5km Sam Penny - 3rd Place 40-44 Years Male Kitouli Wood - 12th Place Youth Female Emily Baker - 14th Place Youth Female 2.5km Kev Hammond - 6th Place 40-44 Years Male 1.6km Sam Penny - 1st Place 40-44 Years Male Kitouli Wood - 5th Place Youth Female Kev Hammond - 5th Place 40-44 Years Male Warren Venaglia - 11th Place 55-59 Years Male Angie Hammond - 14th Place 40-44 Years Female Mark Corcoran - 14th Place 45-49 Years Male 800m Rachel James - 1st Place 30-34 Years Female Marilyn Shrapnel - 1st Place 70+ Years Female Jake Hammond - 2nd Place 8-12 Years Male Max Penny - 8th Place 8-12 Years Male 300m Zak Hammond - 8th Place 8-12 Years Male
Huskisson Long Course - 18.02.18 - 2/83/20 Mitch Baker - 3rd Place 25-29 Years Male
Geelong 70.3 - 18.02.18 Ryan Fisher - 3rd Place Professional Male Kirra Seidel - 4th Place Professional Female
Huskisson Sprint Triathlon - 17.02.18 - 750/20/5 Jordan Gover - 3rd Place 45-49 Years Male
Challenge Wanaka - 17.02.18 - 1.9/90/21.1 Nicholas Hull - 17th Place Professional Male
Queensland Schools Triathlon Championships - Hervey Bay - 16.02.18 Senior Female (31 Starters) - 750/20/5 Kaya Shults - 1st Place Senior Female - Qualified for Qld Team Emma Dann - 7th Place Senior Female - 1st Reserve for Qld Team Anastasia Heikkila - 16th Place Senior Female Intermediate Female (70 Starters) - 600/16/4 Kayleigh Foster - 13th Place Intermediate Female Macey Roberts - 16th Place Intermediate Female Intermediate Male (78 Starters) - 600/16/4 Ryan Marsh - 17th Place Intermediate Male Jack Dann - 45th Place Intermediate Male Junior Female (77 Starters) - 400/12/3 Jazzy Shults - 5th Place Junior Female - Qualified for Qld Team Mackenzie Olfield - 53rd Place Junior Female Junior Male (78 Starters) - 400/12/3 Peyton Craig - 8th Place Junior Male - 2nd Reserve for Qld Team Scott Marsh - 67th Place Junior Male Aquathlon Female (86 Starters) - 1km Run / 200m Swim / 1km Run Finn Barlow - 14th Place Teams Relay Kaya Shults + Anastasia Heikkila - 1st Place Senior Female Jazzy Shults - 3rd Place Junior Female Emma Dann - 5th Place Senior Female Mackenzie Olfield - 6th Place Junior Female Macey Roberts - 7th Place Intermediate Female Peyton Craig - 8th Place Junior Male Kayleigh Foster - 9th Place Intermediate Female Ryan Marsh - 9th Place Intermediate Male Jack Dann - 13th Place Intermediate Male Scott Marsh - 24th Place Intermediate Male