Signing off in big style
THE weather may have been cold but two young talented athletes proved they were red-hot in Hervey Bay early yesterday.
Queensland triathlon representatives Brooke Willis and Christian Wilson showed their class as they raced to victory in the final Hervey Bay Triathlon Club race of the season, a duathlon at Pialba's Seafront Oval.
Willis, 15, won the open women's race while Wilson, a national junior champion, won the open men's race.
The event featured a 2km run, 10km bike ride, another 2km run and 10km bike ride before finishing with another 2km run to the finishing line.
Wilson completed the race in an impressive time of 57.49.
He finished 30 seconds ahead of Steven Schofield.
Scott Farrell finished third.
Willis won her race, finishing over two minutes ahead of her Wide Bay teammate, Brandi Alberts.
Aimee Munson was third across the line.
Veteran triathlete and Hervey Bay Triathlon Club official Ron Morgan said it had been an impressive couple of performances by the young guns.
“The duel between Christian and Steven was a fantastic one,” Morgan said.
“Christian is a talented runner while Schofield is a legend on the bike – the lead kept swapping on each leg until Christian got away in the final run leg.
“It was a fitting race to finish the season on.
“As for Brooke, well, she just keeps on getting better and better – her winning margin proved that.” More than 80 competitors contested the event.