Tannum lifesavers star on the sand
THE threat of irukandji jellyfish kept competitors out of the water but could not prevent Tannum Sands life savers from starring on the beach at the third round of the Wide Bay Capricorn Regional Premiership Series at Agnes Water on Saturday.
With all water events cancelled on the day, it was left to beach sprint and flags competitors to provide all the action over two rounds of competition, with Tannum club members dominating.
Jessica Bauer scorched the sand in female under-15 competition, winning both heats of the flags and the second beach sprint to stamp her class on proceedings.
Also proving tough to beat was Teneille Koenig, who was never headed in either of the under-17 female flags and sprint events
while Ryan Bartholomew also grabbed four wins for the day in male under-17 flags and sprint competition.
Jared Onions could not be beaten in under-19 male competition and John Martin, in action for the first time since undergoing knee surgery, scored two first placings in the senior male sprints and a first and third in the flags.
Club coach Brian Carroll rounded out the list of winners, charging to victory in the 30-39 years sprint and flags events.
Contesting her first surf life saving competition, under-17 competitor Caitlin Harper impressed with two second placings in the flags, also finishing third in both sprints.
The final round of the series will be staged at Yeppoon on February 4-5.