Evans snatches 11 medals at senior titles
SHANNON Evans is fast, agile, good in the water and an all-round fantastic competitor in lifesaving, but now the task gets a bit harder for the 16-year-old.
Evans is weighed down by 11 medals he won at Wide Bay Capricorn Senior Branch Titles on March 7 and 8.
Having been to the championships before, he was not expecting to return with the largest haul of the carnival.
"Previously I got a few medals but never as good as that," he said.
"I wasn't expecting that at all, I wanted to do well in the lead up to states."
The Queensland Titles are in two weeks time, and Evans was back on the sand and in the water over the weekend brushing up his skills at the Tannum Sands Club Championships.
He again dominated the field, but this time it was a little easier than in under 17 at branch.
"There are two girls with me and an open, so I will probably just take it," he said.
As the lone competitor in under 17 boys, it allowed Evans a chance to push his limits where he needs to improve and save energy while going at less than 100%.
He has his sights set on upsetting a few well known athletes at states.
"I have been successful at states before, I have been in finals but no medals yet," he said.
"I hope to make a few finals. I am in under 17 so it is hard to tell if I could win medals."
Evans will have seven chances to pick up a piece of silverware at the Queensland Titles.
But he said the weekend will be busier despite having four less than at branch level.
"There will be more heats because of more people, so it will be more races for me."