Western Suburbs impressive at Biloela meet
WESTERN Suburbs Swimming Club competitors continued their bright start to the 2005/06 season with an impressive team showing at the Biloela Open Swim Meet last Saturday.
Leading the way was Sarah Lowe who sacrificed a possible Wide Bay Capricorn Branch surf life saving team spot to hit the water in Biloela. She made sure the act was not wasted, setting two pool records in the 14 years girls division, winning the 100m butterfly and freestyle events.
She also won the open 50m dash for cash event among three other victories for the day to return to Gladstone with a personal haul of five gold medals.
Joining Lowe in capturing an age championship was fellow Western Suburbs competitor Belinda Patterson-Kane who snared three gold medals and two silver to dominate the 15 years girls competition.
Clementine Lodder finished runner-up to Lowe in the 14 years age championship after winning a gold medal, three silver and a bronze in a strong all-round effort
Kerryn Miers was runner-up in the 13 years boys division despite swimming strongly enough to bag three gold medals and a bronze.
Other Western Suburbs swimmers to win medals on the day were Ryna Lynch (13 years), Adelaide Lodder (11 years), Chelsea Lynch (11 years) and Edwina Lodder (8 years).
Youngsters Madeline Riddle (7) and Hayley White (8) each set personal best times.