Triathlon Queensland’s All Schools Triathlon returned to Lake Kawana on Sunday, 6 November 2016 with a record 638 participants across the five race distances. Athletes from 7 to 18 years old lined up on Sunday, with experience ranging from first timers to the up and coming athletes in Triathlon Queensland’s talent pathway.
The main draw card to All Schools is undoubtedly its status as a selection race for Queensland School Sport, providing school students from across South East Queensland the opportunity to be selected into their regional representative team. Athletes selected into their regional teams will go on to compete for selection in the Queensland State Team at the Queensland School Sport Triathlon Championships to be held in Hervey Bay early next year. Positions in five regional representative teams for triathlon and aquathlon were up for grabs, including Met North, Met East, Met West, Sunshine Coast & South Coast teams. Selection is no easy feat with races including Queensland’s most competitive and talented juniors.
Temperatures rose to 32 degrees on Sunday, but that didn’t slow down the competition. Talent Squad athlete, Luke Harvey (Met East) took out the Senior males after a dominant performance across all three disciplines, finishing in 57:41.300 with Dean Cane (Met North), and Jack Sosinski (South Coast) trailing by 30 seconds and 58 seconds respectively.
In the females, Triathlon Queensland’s Talent Squad made up the podium with Samantha Whitting (Met East) taking top spot in a time of 01:05:04 ahead of Carmen Teiniker (South Coast) finishing in 01:06:12.800 and Jessica Ashworth (Met East) 01:06:53.500.
It wasn’t just record participation but record spectators at Lake Kawana, with a massive turnout of supporters lining the sides of the course and many proud coaches and parents providing race day support.
The event also incorporated the official launch of Triathlon Australia’s new partnership with Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing which will help more Aussie kids discover the lifelong fun, fitness and friendships offered by the sport of triathlon.
Weet-Bix Kids TRYstars is the new name for Triathlon Australia’s national junior participation program. It aims to encourage 7-12 year-old kids to get involved in the sport of triathlon by focusing on development of FUNdamental movement skills like agility, balance, coordination and speed, which can easily translate into successful participation in any sport.
Senior Triathlon 750m swim - 20km bike - 5km run
1. Samantha Whitting | 01:05:04.000 | Metropolitan East
2. Carmen Teiniker | 01:06:12.800 | South Coast
3. Jessica Ashworth | 01:06:53.500 | Metropolitan East
1. Luke Harvey | 00:57:41.300 | Metropolitan East
2. Dean Cane | 00:58:11.000 | Metropolitan North
3. Jack Sosinksi | 00:58:29.000 | South Coast
Intermediate Triathlon 400m swim - 12km ride - 3km run
1. Jazi Coventry | 52:24.900 | South Coast
2. Richelle Hill | 53:13.600 | Metropolitan North
3. Annabelle Harris | 53:18:300 | Metropolitan North
1. Zavier Drake | 49:48.000 | South Coast
2. Lachlan Sosinski | 50:14.100 | South Coast
3. Lachlan Medway | 50:30.200 | Metropolitan West
Junior Triathlon 400m swim - 12km ride - 3km run
1. Tara Sosinski | 40:16.900 | South Coast
2. Kayleigh Foster | 40:55.500 | Sunshine Coast
3. Adele Phillips | 41:08.800 | South Coast
1. Col Curry | 37:14.500 | Wide Bay
2. Jackson Medway | 37:50.800 | Metropolitan West
3. Harry Chapman | 37:51.400 | Metropolitan North
Primary Aquathlon | 1km run - 200m swim - 1km run
1. Jamie Perkins | 00:11:44.900 | Sunshine Coast
2. Emma Bible | 00:11:55.400 | Metropolitan East
3. Leah Dargan | 00:12:06.000 | Metropolitan West
1. Peyton Craig | 00:11:07.000 | Sunshine Coast
2. Matthew Lowe | 00:11:14.500 | South Coast
3. Blake Turner | 00:11:30.200 | Metropolitan North
Kids Aquathlon (Non-Selection) | 500m swim | 100m swim | 500m run
1. Gwen Watson | 00:07:06.800 | Metropolitan North
2. Lillian Malherbe | 00:07:10.100 | Metropolitan West
3. Jade Hennessy | 00:07:10:700 | Metropolitan West
1. Fletcher Medway | 00:06:16.700 | Metropolitan North
2. Liam Cuthbertson | 00:07:09.800 | Sunshine Coast
3. Samuel Scocchera | 00:07:18.600 | Metropolitan East