The Queensland Sprint Championships delivered some fast and furious racing action on the Gold Coast with age group triathletes eyeing off the State Championship title over the sprint distance. This years Pho3nix Gold Coast Triathlon played host to the final race in this years State Series, which also doubled as the State Sprint Championships, not to mention offering the opportunity for Triathlon Australia members to qualify to represent #TeamAus at the 2023 World Triathlon Age Group Triathlon Championships in Hamburg, Germany and Pontevedra, Spain.
With so much on the line, the racing was sure to attract some healthy competition between athletes over the short and sharp race format. The stunning Gold Coast lived up to its' name on both the Saturday and Sunday racing with the Pho3nix Kids taking to the racecourse early on Saturday morning keen to set the tone for the weekend. All those who crossed the finish line collected their share of valuable State Series points at this final event in the State Series. It was amazing to see a large turnout of spectators who witnessed the smiles on the kid’s faces as they completed the course.
Sunday saw triathletes take to the start line to tackle the sprint course with no doubt some inspiration taken from Oceania Triathlon Cup earlier in the day. While not part of the State Series and State Sprint Championships, it was Matthew Hauser who snatched the tape first in the men’s event with a perfectly timed race by Sophie Linn who sealed victory in the women’s race. Both athletes secured their selection for the Commonwealth Games later this year. For the full recap of the Oceania Triathlon Cup click here.
A big congratulations to all those who competed at this year’s Pho3nix Gold Coast Triathlon and an extra special congratulations to the following members who have been crowned State Champion – Sprint.
State Champions - Sprint Distance
|Kai Haynes||16-17||Tasmyn Hills|
|Harry Broad||18-19||Richelle Hill|
|Jarrod Sheehan||20-24||Georgia Ensbey|
|Jacob Lane||25-29||Zara Nance|
|Roberto Da Cunha||30-34||Emma Quinn|
|Lou Brillault||35-39||Susie Garnsworthy|
|Brad Beer||40-44||Alison Ryan|
|Simon Whittle||45-49||Taryn Lester|
|Kim Alexander||50-54||Penny Ivory|
|Ron Accut||55-59||Marion Hermitage|
|Phil Davies||60-64||Jenny Alcorn|
|Greg Bush||65-69||Penny Hearn|
Full event results, click here