Life­savers keep third over­all

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

SEN­SA­TIONAL con­di­tions greeted com­peti­tors from all the North­ern clubs for the pres­ti­gious North Queens­land Branch Cham­pi­onships held over the weekend at Etty Bay. Com­pe­ti­tion be­gan on Fri­day af­ter­noon at In­n­is­fail pool where the Pool Res­cue com­po­nent was held, fol­lowed by two days of com­pe­ti­tion on the beach and in the surf for ju­nior age groups through to mas­ters.

North Queens­land Branch Cham­pion Club was Cairns on 2098 points, El­lis was sec­ond and Port Dou­glas Third. Port re­tained third place over­all in the ju­nior di­vi­sion for com­peti­tors from U-8 to U-14 and was sec­ond over­all in the Mas­ters cat­e­gory.

In the pool res­cue com­pe­ti­tion Port en­tered three con­tenders, Un­der-15s Finn DevineCameron and El­iza Markham and U-14 nip­per Harry Good­man. The com­pe­ti­tion tested pool res­cue skills in­clud­ing manikin tows and an aquatic ob­sta­cle course. Both DevineCameron and Markham were sec­ond in their age group while Good­man won the Un­der 14 male di­vi­sion.

With points for the first six places and medals up for grabs, the hot sand un­der­foot did not de­ter U-8 nip­per Daisy Col­bridge who fin­ished with two sil­ver medals, a bronze and fourth in the deep wade race. Tay­lor West was fifth in the sprint, Jasper Maun­der was fifth in the flags, Sam Hack­ett was sixth in the deep wade and Ge­orgie Rock­ley was sixth in the sprint. To­gether the U-8 team fin­ished fourth in both the beach and wade re­lays.

Jonte Rev­ell’s tena­cious ef­forts were re­warded with one gold medal, a sil­ver and a bronze medal. Rev­ell also earned points fin­ish­ing fourth in the surf and board races. Jesse Smith also ex­celled on his board earn­ing a sil­ver medal and fifth place in the sprint. Corey Bick­ford was sixth in both beach events and Hunta Lan­g­ley was fourth in the sprint and sixth in the board race and in flags. Phoebe Brown and Poppy Maun­der teamed with Bick­ford to fin­ish sixth in the board re­lay.

Un­der-10 nip­per So­phie Knight con­tin­ued her fine form col­lect­ing a sil­ver and a bronze medal as well as fifth in the board race. Kade Bick­ford also se­cured a sil­ver and a bronze in beach events and sixth in the board race. Oliver Lukin won sil­ver in the board race but just missed out on fur­ther medals fin­ish­ing in fourth po­si­tion in the shal­low wade, the sprint and flags events. Zane Innes-Collins joined Lukin, Knight and Woods to col­lect sil­ver medals in the wade and beach re­lays.

Un­der-11s Darci Maun­der, Tilly Lalor, Ethan Pedamay and Kai Smith put in an awe­some ef­fort as they fin­ished fourth in the beach re­lay and sixth in cameron re­lay. Pedamay was the out­stand­ing per­former on the day earn­ing a gold medal in the flags, bronze in the board race and fourth in the sprint. maun­der was sixth in the board race while Smith fin­ished sixth in flags.

In the Un­der- 12 di­vi­sion, Port’s Derek Sorensen con­tin­ued his sen­sa­tional run claim­ing three gold medals a sil­ver and fourth in the sprint. Jai Hack­ett proved he is still king of the beach with a win in the sprint and sec­ond in flags while Ryan Stan­away earned another beach medal, a bronze in the sprint. Stan­away was fifth in the surf race, iron­per­son and flags and sixth in the board race. Hack­ett was fourth in the board race and sixth in the surf race and iron­per­son events. To­gether the U-12 boys took out gold in the beach re­lay and bronze in the board re­lay.

In the Un­der- 13s di­vi­sion, Mia DevineCameron rose to the chal­lenge blitz­ing her pre­vi­ous ef­forts earn­ing gold in the sprint two bronze medals, fourth in the iron­per­son and fifth in the surf race. Mitchell Knight took home solver in the swim and fourth in the iron­per­son. Kalani Rev­ell also earned a sil­ver medal in flags and bronze in the sprint while Finn Stan­away won sil­ver in his sprint event. Josh Lukin was fourth in flags and­sixth in the board race while Che Innes-Collins was fifth on his board and sixth in the iron­per­son. Knight and Lukin earned them­selves another sil­ver in the board res­cue.

Port’s sole Un­der-14 rep­re­sen­ta­tive Harry Good­man se­cured two gold and a sil­ver medal, fourth in the iron­per­son and fifth in flags to fin­ish U14 male run­ner up in the cham­pi­onships. In Port’s Un­der-15 team Finn Devine-Cameron won three gold medals, two sil­ver medals and a bronze to as­sure him North Queens­land Branch U-15 male age cham­pion for 2013.

Sim­i­larly, El­iza Markham won an equally im­pres­sive three gold medals a sil­ver and two bronze to claim the Un­der 15 fe­male age cham­pion ti­tle. Si­mon Kramer fared well fin­ish­ing in bronze po­si­tion in the board race as well as fifth in the flags and sixth in the tube race, iron­per­son and sprint events. Sab­rina Uhlmann was fifth in her in­di­vid­ual events, the surf race, board race and iron­per­son while Hamish Far­row swam along­side DevineCameron, Markham and Kramer to fin­ish sec­ond in the surf team event.

Lynn But­terss, Ed Lukin, Rachel Good­man and Nikki Innes made up the num­bers in the se­nior arena. But­terss was fourth in the swim and fifth in the iron­per­son while Lukin was third in the swim and fifth in the tube race.

Innes fin­ished third in the board race and Good­man claimed fifth po­si­tion in the swim.

Port Dou­glas mas­ters con­tin­ued to im­press with all com­peti­tors earn­ing points in each of their in­di­vid­ual events. Nikki Innes earned two gold medals, two sil­vers and a bronze claim­ing run­ner up po­si­tion. Sim­i­larly Kelly McNa­mara claimed two gold medal places, a sil­ver and fourth while Lynn But­terss earned a sil­ver, two bronzes and two fourth places. Grant Knight fin­ished joint age cham­pion in his age group while it wasn’t quite enough for John Good­man who won his iron­per­son and board events to se­cure the same ac­co­lade in his di­vi­sion.

Brian Markham was sec­ond in the board race and iron­per­son, while Ed Lukin was sec­ond in the surf race and sixth in the board race. Steve Pol­lard, re­cov­er­ing from a calf in­jury, se­cured two bronze medal places in craft events and fifth in the tube race. Pol­lard, Markham, Good­man, Knight and Lukin teamed up with Col Cameron to claim sixth place in the six man taplin, a mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary event in­volv­ing two swim legs, two board legs and two ski legs.

While the North Aus­tralian Ti­tles to be held in Mackay at the end of Oc­to­ber still beckon our keen­est com­peti­tors, for most mem­bers the North Queens­land Branch Cham­pi­onships rep­re­sented the end of the sea­son. To cel­e­brate an ex­cep­tional year the club will host a fam­ily fun day and pre­sen­ta­tion day next Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 19, from 9am at the club. There will be games and a free sausage siz­zle be­fore pre­sen­ta­tions.

Lynn But­terss

El­iza Markham

Ed Lukin

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