Sport

Bay trio miss out on individual medals at nationals

TRIPLE THREAT: Hervey Bay trio Lochie Armstrong (above), Col Curry (bottom, left) and Todd Baldwin (bottom, right) represented Queensland at the School Sport Australia Triathlon Championships in Penrith, NSW.
TRIPLE THREAT: Hervey Bay trio Lochie Armstrong (above), Col Curry (bottom, left) and Todd Baldwin (bottom, right) represented Queensland at the School Sport Australia Triathlon Championships in Penrith, NSW. Alistair Brightman

HERVEY Bay's national triathlon representatives will have one last chance to win a School Sport Triathlon Championships medal in the relay formats today.

Col Curry, Lochie Armstrong and Todd Baldwin competed in the junior, intermediate and senior categories respectively at the Penrith, New South Wales, event.

Queensland coach Brian Harrington, who coaches the trio at a local level, said the boys had worked hard.

Curry's undoing was the swim leg.

Harrington said the Australian Youth Triathlon Series champion did not have his best swim, then was unable to utilise his great cycling strength to escape the pack. He finished sixth.

Armstrong, who won the national title on home soil last year, was one of the youngest competitors in the intermediate field.

"To be 10th in that field was incredible,” Harrington said. "He is the youngest in that group. To even make the Queensland team at his age was great.”

For Baldwin, the race was his final individual triathlon and the Year 12 student made it one to remember.

He put everything on the line on the bike, and held a slender lead leading into the second and last transition.

The energy expenditure caught up with the teenager, who finished 11th.



8 things you didn't know you could do at North Straddie

NORTH Stradbroke Island is the perfect getaway whether you plan to stay for a day, a week or even a month.

A whisky-lover's blueprint to Brisbane's best bars

Check out The Gresham for some old-school fine drops.

SCOTCH, Whiskey and Whisky; it all gets a bit confusing.

Your guide to the best Brisbane markets

Enjoy the beautiful offerings of one of Brisbane's many markets.

WHO doesn’t love a good market!?

Ain’t no mountain high enough

No Caption

Brisbane's dishing up the mountain-hiking goods!

Six hideaway bars to escape winter chill

The Gresham's charm will win you over before your first sip.

THESE are the perfect places to hang this winter.

Our six art gallery picks for a creative day out

Queensland's Gallery of Modern Art always has a fun, exciting and interesting exhibition on show for the whole family to enjoy.

YOU'D be mistaken in thinking Brisbane wasn't an arty city.

Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

You loved the film, now you're about to love the musical. Don't miss The Bodyguard The Musical in Brisbane this July.

THE arts and culture events you don't want to miss.

VIRAL VIDEO: Campaign to bring beloved nanny to Maryborough

** ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, OCT. 16 **FILE**This promotional photo provided by Disney Home Entertainment shows actors Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins and Dick Van Dyke as Bert in a scene from the 40th anniversary edition of the Disney DVD. P. L. Travers, author of the "Mary Poppins" books, approved of Andrews as Poppins but considered Van Dyke "all wrong" and objected to mixing animated characters with live actors. (AP Photo/Disney Home Entertainment)

Can we get Dame Julie Andrews to come to our festival?

Win ringside tickets to see Jeff Horn take on Manny Pacquiao

You could be there for the fight of the century: Jeff Horn taking on eight-time world champion and all-time boxing great Manny Pacquiao in Brisbane.

Here's your chance to see Jeff Horn take on Many Pacquiao

Is this the secret to happiness?

Turns out music could have us all on the way to achieving ultimate happiness!

Could it be this simple?

Local Partners

‘One of the most ludicrous films ever made’

THE fifth Transformers film has broken two records: Worst opening weekend at the US box office and most panned film in the franchise so far.

Transformers movie bombs to horror opening week

Optimus Prime in a scene from, "Transformers: The Last Knight."

Transformers 5 had the worst opening in the franchise’s history

How 9/11 helped make Waleed Aly a household name

Waleed Aly and Susan Carland at the 2016 Logie Awards

“It feels like there was a script written for me,” he said.

Pixar weighs in on viral Toy Story theory

Woody and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story.

DID Andy’s dad tragically die just before the story took place?

King Judah through to The Voice grand final

Judah Kelly is through to the grand final of The Voice.

NOT even illness could stop the Laidley singer from performing.

Ipswich man plays poker with Terminator and Rambo

Former Ipswich resident Glenn Twiddle with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

HE GREW up in Bundamba and is now on the A-list

Ocean views up for sale at Bargara Rise

LAND RELEASE: Rob Sergiacomi on site at the Bargara Rise development off Watsons Road Bargara.

More ocean-view land comes on the market at Bargara

Blueberries help property market boom

RURAL MARKET: Elders sale agent Terry Deefholts, Norman Arkan and rural sales agent Angus McDonald.

Growth in the rural property market

Gateway to $3 billion, 4800 home new Coast city opens

The start of Peter Crosby Way at Sippy Downs, the northern access into the Harmony master-planned community at Palmview.

Palmview's $3b master-planned community of Harmony

Millionaire Nathan Birch to offload $55M in property

Nathan Birch wants to focus more on developing properties.

Sydney property investor has announced he is selling up

Fame factor boosts property prices in Byron

The stunning Clarke's Beach in Byron Bay.

House prices surge by an incredible 39.5% in star-studded area

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!