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HARD WORK PAYS OFF FOR HOMETOWN HERO LOCHIE ARMSTRONG

LOCHIE Armstrong is now just the fourth Hervey Bay athlete to have won an Australian schools triathlon title.

He led from start to finish in yesterday's junior male race to follow in the footsteps of Christian Wilson, Brooke Willis and Matt Hauser as one of Hervey Bay's national champions.

"Last year I was able to represent Queensland so I had some experience as a young kid, but to do it on my home ground was awesome," Lochie said.

NEWCASTLE'S LORCAN REDMON CHASES MATT HAUSER'S LEGACY

LORCAN Redmond has Hervey Bay athlete Matt Hauser's national schools triathlon legacy in his sights.

Newcastle-based Redmond was untouchable in yesterday's intermediate male race.

He was among the pack after the swim but his incredible transition and bike times - which were among the best in his class - propelled the 16-year-old to the front of the pack.

BALDWIN'S NATIONAL TRIATHLON CAMPAIGN DID NOT GO TO PLAN

IT WAS hard to avoid Todd Baldwin's disappointment.

The Hervey Bay teen was on fire in the intermediate male race.

He was in the top five during both the swim and bike legs, and when he took off for his strongest leg - the run - he looked to be a strong chance to podium.

EMILY SHOW SHE'S GOT IT IN CLOSE INTERMEDIATE VICTORY

EMILY Jamgotchian may have battled exhaustion on her way to the finish line but nothing was going to wipe the smile from her face.

The 16-year-old New South Wales champion can now add a national title to her record after her two-second win yesterday.

The strong swimmer had an inkling she had a good chance for victory when she was on the bike leg, as previous knowledge of her rivals' running ability gave her a much-needed confidence boost.

OCEANIA CHAMPION JESS CLAXTON RULES SENIOR FEMALE CLASS

JESSICA Claxton was nominated as one of the athletes to watch and the 16-year-old did not disappoint.

The Oceania champion won the intermediate female class last year, and backed up that effort with her triumph in the seniors.

BATE SMASHES RIVALS AFTER HECTIC START

IF THERE is anything a budding sportsperson can take away from Luke Bate's senior male victory, it is not to underestimate the value of coaches.

The West Australian overcame a hectic start ("I nearly got drowned") to win the first race of the day by a healthy 20 seconds.

He made it look easy by the end, but the 17-year-old said he was nervous once he noticed Canberran Liam Sproule in the lead.

LOCHIE ARMSTRONG WINS ON HOME SOIL

LOCHIE Armstrong is the Fraser Coast's newest national champion.

The Xavier College student remarkably led from start to finish to claim the junior male title at the School Sport Australia 19 and Under Triathlon Championships in Hervey Bay yesterday.

Coached by long-term Hervey Bay coach and event co-convener Brian Harrington, Armstrong made it look as easy as he powered away from his closest competitors.

AUSTRALIA'S BEST JUNIOR ATHLETES DESCEND ON HERVEY BAY

THE nation's best junior triathletes will electrify Charlton Esplanade at the School Sport Australia Triathlon Championships today.

The event will feature about 200 student athletes from across the country, many of whom will visit Fraser Coast for the first time.

It is those first-time visitors Fraser Coast Regional Council believes are most beneficial to the region, Cr Darren Everard said.