Wals­gott starts strong

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

Young Hor­sham triath­lete Ella Wals­gott put in a strong per­for­mance in the first race of the 2018-19 Aus­tralian Ju­nior Triathlon Se­ries at the week­end.

Wals­gott com­peted in a 1500-me­tre race, a ‘hy­per sprint’ triathlon, an aquathlon and team re­lays dur­ing the three-day event on Queens­land’s Gold Coast.

She qual­i­fied for the C fi­nal of the Youth A Fe­male cat­e­gory, plac­ing 14th out of 19 com­peti­tors.

Wals­gott faced stiff com­pe­ti­tion from the best ju­nior triath­letes in the coun­try, in­clud­ing com­peti­tors from Queens­land, New South Wales and South Aus­tralia.

Wals­gott was the only Vic­to­rian to qual­ify for a C fi­nal.

The ju­nior triathlon se­ries con­sists of three race meet­ings.

The next race in the se­ries will be at Can­berra on Jan­uary 19 and 20, with the fi­nal race at Devon­port on March 2 and 3.

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