Dash and splash re­turns

Broome Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - Carly Laden

The pop­u­lar Dash and Splash se­ries has re­turned to the Broome Re­cre­ation and Aquatic Cen­tre with a bang, with more than 50 ath­letes com­pet­ing for ath­letic supremacy.

In a first for the swim­ming and run­ning event, ath­letes com­peted last Fri­day, push­ing the three-event se­ries for­ward by a month to avoid wet sea­son con­flicts.

Ath­letes com­peted in ei­ther the short or long course, with the short course com­pris­ing a 2km run and a 200m swim, while the long course in­volved a 4km run and a 400m swim.

While many com­peti­tors par­tic­i­pated in in­di­vid­ual events for ju­nior and open ages, there were also many teams tak­ing part, in­clud­ing par­ents and chil­dren in a new rac­ing cat­e­gory.

Among the win­ners were fa­mil­iar faces Stevi Evans and Jude Mil­lard, as well as Jesse Evans, who en­gaged in a bat­tle with Man­durah ath­lete Reece Har­ris to win the Male Open Age Long Course cat­e­gory.

The next event in the Dash and Splash se­ries will take place on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 19, and the fi­nal event of the se­ries will take place on Fri­day, No­vem­ber 16.

Lo­cal ath­lete Jesse Evans dives into the pool to be­gin his 400m swim.

Pic­tures: Carly Laden

The Open Age short course com­peti­tors be­gin their 2km dash.

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