McCarthy leads the way but still time to vote

Queensland and Australian Cricket wicketkeeper Beth Mooney is still in the hunt.
Queensland and Australian Cricket wicketkeeper Beth Mooney is still in the hunt. Karleila Thomsen FRA290112mooney

THE battle for Fraser Coast's top athlete of the decade looks to be a two-horse race.

However, there is still time for readers to jump onto the Chronicle website and vote for your favourite in our online poll.

More than 100 people have already voted with Maryborough cyclist Jay McCarthy leading the race with 34% of votes.

Hot on his tail is 2006 Commonwealth Games gold medallist and 2008 Beijing Olympic boxer Jarrod Fletcher (28%).

Well back in third is former Test cricketer Nathan Hauritz (10%), while in a two-way tie for fourth are cyclist Jordan Kerby and Australian under-21 women's cricketer Beth Mooney (pictured), who each have an 8% share of the vote.

Readers have until 5pm on Wednesday to cast their vote.

The top five selected by you will appear in a two-page feature alongside our sports editor's top picks on Saturday.

Other athletes to choose from are rugby players Nick Emmett, Maurice Blair and Nick Parfitt, 2010 Commonwealth Games archer Rebecca Darby and Australian Matildas soccer player Brooke Spence.

Vote for who you think is the best local athlete.

This poll ended on 13 March 2013.

Nathan Hauritz – cricket - 11%

Beth Mooney – cricket - 11%

Nick Emmett – rugby league - 0%

Maurice Blair – rugby league - 0%

Nick Parfitt – rugby league - 1%

Rebecca Darby – archery - 0%

Jay McCarthy – cycling - 26%

Jordan Kerby – cycling - 11%

Brooke Spence – soccer - 3%

Jarrod Fletcher – boxing - 32%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

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