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Bate & Smith take the State Sprint Championship to start Australia Day celebrations

Bate & Smith take the State Sprint Championship to start Australia Day celebrations

Date: 26 Jan 2019
Posted: 5 years ago

The 2019 State Sprint Championships were decided this morning at the Australia Day Triathlon at Point Walter.  Over 600 competitors were greeted with beautiful mild conditions as they commenced the day’s celebrations with a plunge in the Swan River and a ride and run over the undulating course. 

Athletes in the State Sprint Championships took off in the swim into a strong easterly wind and strong current, as the rising sun made spotting difficult, resulting in a challenging swim.  In the Men’s field, Luke Bate was first out of the water, with Liam McCoach and Adam White hot on his heals.  After a quick sprint up the hill to transition, Bates quickly put some distance on McCoach and White on the bike. Matt Burton came powering through from the back of the field, “like a steam train” according to Bates, to overtake Bates by the second lap in the bike and recorded the fastest bike leg of the day. Bates was able to reel Burton in on the run, pulling away towards the finish and taking the title and the Brynt McSwain Trophy in 1:00:35.  Burton took out second less than 20 seconds behind and McCoach was third, followed by Alec Davison and Paul Mackay.

In the Women’s field Liv Smith had a strong swim to come out almost 30 seconds ahead of youngsters Charlotte Thompson and Rhianna Hepburn.  As they headed out on the bike, Norwegian visitor Solveig Natvig Loevseth, gradually closed in on Smith as she powered up the hills.  Solveig and Smith were neck and neck as they headed out onto the run but the Norwegian Champion pulled away in the 5km run to take the tape in 1:08:54.  Smith takes the State title, as first Triathlon WA member across the line in 1:10:34 followed by Rhianna Hepburn, Charlotte Thompson, Madison Toovey and Renee Baker coming in fifth in her come back race.

Congratulations to everyone who competed today.  A big thank you to all the volunteers and Technical Crew and Steve Doyle and the crew at Sports Performance Management for a great event.

See below for the State Sprint Championship Age Group Results.  For the full race results click here.

 14-15Indie Arbuckle
Victoria Fourie
 14-15David Smith
Tommaso Puccini
Daniel Buis 
 16-19Clancy Quick
Darcy Mason
Grace Lenaghan 
 16-19Jesse Evans 
Ronan Hays
Joel Keeble
 20-24Elyse Rowe
Rebecca Kierath
Caitlin Richards
 20-24James Allen
Nathaniel Wells
Aidan Clark 
 25-29Rachael Dodds
Anita Strauks
Rebecca Archibald
 25-29Josh WozniukJames O’Neill Robert Shepherd
 30-34Emma Moon
Alexandra Meek
Michelle Carranza
30-34James Martin
Nelson Smith 
Sjoerd Algera
 35-39Christina Ladyman
Rosie Farrell
Rebecca Lewis
 35-39Rob Shannon
Gareth Humphreys
Russell Boulton 
 40-44Alison Thompson
Kate Boulton
Henrietta Farrell
 40-44Brad Frost
Javier Blocki
Robert Creasy 
 45-49Jenny Sulivan
Mel Chamberlain
Christina Richards
 45-49Arron Robertson
Allan Holmes
Bart Hollemans
 50-54Caroline Anderson
Lisa Hitchcock
Pip Laufmann
50-54Matt McKay
Ross Pedlow
Lee Jackson
 55-59Janet Ferguson
Jane Davis
Roz Reynolds
 55-59Gary Hardman
Andrew Johns
Darryl Harris
 60-64Kim Tyler
Audrey Hull
Jan Eccles
 60-64Greg Salter
Barry Silverlock
Richard Burnell
 65-59Jenny Owen  65-69John Wilkinson
David Whitely
Geoff Grose
 70-74 Ann Blatchford 70-74Ron Richards
Robert Scott
Ivan Clare
 Para Kylie Black  
 OpenLiv Smith
Rhianna Hepburn
Charlotte Thompson
Madison Toovey
Renee Baker 
 OpenLuke Bate
Matt Burton
Liam McCoach
Alec Davison
Paul McKay