Walsgott starts strong
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.