From left - 2016 Australian Junior Women Triathlon Championships Lead Pack, Junior Women early in the run, Sophie Malowiecki claims Title – Australian Junior Triathlon Champion
Photo credit: Delly Carr | Triathlon Australia
Queensland favourites Sophie Malowiecki, Brittany Dutton, Zoe Leahy and Elle Leahy dominate at the Australian Junior Triathlon Championship and lock up first 4 places in the ITU Junior Women race.
Queensland’s junior women continue Queensland’s triathlon supremacy at the Australian Junior Triathlon Championships held in Devonport, Tasmania on the 27 February. The Queensland junior women, hailing from QAS and Triathlon Queensland’s Development Program are putting the foundations in place early for progression through elite pathways, not unlike fellow Queensland professional triathletes, Ashleigh Gentle and Emma Jackson.
Queensland is known to produce triathlon Champions, and there are no signs of this trend abating. QAS Assistant Coach - Triathlon, Josh White, commends Queensland junior athletes’ dedication and work ethic when it comes to training. “These four athletes have been working hard together all season now, their main focus has not been on winning, but on the process of winning and the group culture to support each other through the journey” said Josh White.
SCODY Australian Junior Triathlon Series
Newly crowned, Australian Junior Triathlon Champion Sophie Malowiecki (QLD) leads the point score after three races and looks strong to take out the Australian Junior Triathlon Series with the Series decider for the Australian Junior Triathlon Series to be held 19/20 March in Gisborne, NZ.
Australian Junior Triathlon Champion, Matthew Hauser (QLD) also leads the point score for the junior men and is the favourite to take out the series in the final race at OTU Oceania Junior Triathlon Championships in Gisborne, New Zealand.
SCODY Australian Youth Triathlon Series
Triathlon Queensland Talent Squad athlete, Lachlan Sosinski earns himself the coveted title of Australian Youth Triathlon Champion and secures a second overall in the Australian Youth Triathlon Series.
Fellow Talent Squad athlete, Keely Whittaker put in a strong performance to cross the line for a second place podium finish, securing Whittaker’s second overall position in the SCODY Australian Youth Triathlon Series.
For more information about the 2016 Australian Junior Triathlon Series visit triathlon.org.au