FULL STEAM AHEAD: Tannum Sands Max Grosskreutz in the open board rescue event.
FULL STEAM AHEAD: Tannum Sands Max Grosskreutz in the open board rescue event. Alistair Brightman

Tannum Sands gets job done to win in Hervey Bay

SURF LIFE SAVING: Tannum Sands Surf Life Saving Club enjoyed a sensational campaign at the Surf Life Saving Queensland's Wide Bay Capricorn Branch Senior Championships in Hervey Bay on the weekend.

Among the contingent from Tannum Sands was Paris Richardson who finished first in the under-15 female ironwoman event and the U15 ocean swim.

 

 

Sarah Lowe was second in the open ironwoman category while teenager Michael Poli showed why he's one of Central Queensland's brightest prospects with a fifth place in the open ironman.

The Tannum Taplan teams also finished high in the rankings which contributed to the overall points accumulation.

They finished third and fourth in the men and third and fourth in the females.

Some of the others who represented Tannum Sands were Olivia Jenner and Meg Larson in the open board rescue event, Mitchell Haige in the open board rescue event, Tanna Hayward-Gill, Khy Smart and Lachie Blake in the board relay,

The Wide Bay Capricorn Branch Senior Surf Life Saving Championships served as a successful dress rehearsal for the state titles.

The three-day event featured the best athletes from branches in Hervey Bay, Bundaberg and Gladstone.

While the titles were hard-fought, they served as the perfect warm-up for the Surf Life Saving Queensland Youth Championships, which will be held at Hervey Bay on February 17-19.

Thousands of athletes are expected to descend on the Fraser Coast for the three-day event.

It is one of three major competitions to be held in Hervey Bay next month, alongside the Central Coast Regional Athletics Championships on February 4-5 and the Queensland School Sport 13-19 years Triathlon Championships on February 23-24.