Bull second in surf lifesaving sprint; girls fifth in relay

HERVEY Bay Surf Life Saving Club punched well above its weight at the Australian Youth Championships.

The youth - those aged 15 years and under - competed last weekend, with masters and open events to continue this week.

While Hervey Bay will be represented in both (Phillip Munson in the masters and six competitors in the under-17/opens), the youth team delivered early success to the Fraser Coast club.

The U14 beach relay team finished second in the U15s division at state earlier this year, and co-coach Tony Grima said they were well-placed for another strong result.

FIFTH: Hervey Bay’s Krissy Horton, Jess Thomson, Carla Bull and Mia McWilliam finished fifth in the U15 beach relay.
FIFTH: Hervey Bay’s Krissy Horton, Jess Thomson, Carla Bull and Mia McWilliam finished fifth in the U15 beach relay. Alistair Brightman

"They would've been happy with top eight but to finish fifth is amazing," he said.

Relay member Carla Bull made it an unforgettable weekend when she won her U14 female beach sprint heat, and was narrowly pipped in the final.

"All four of the girls did flags and reached the quarterfinals so they're in the top 24 in Australia," Grima said.



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