Queensland’s rising star, Elle Leahy kicked off Australia’s 2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel campaign over night with a stunning win in the Junior Women Aquathlon World Championships. The Aquathlon course was no match for Talent Squad athlete Elle Leahy who finished in 00:34:41 with a 2.5km run split of 00:08:53, 1km swim in 00:13:59 and a final 2.5km run split of 00:09:55. Elle Leahy’s Junior World Champion performance put her in 6th place in the Elite category.
Queensland Age Grouper, Penny Palfrey’s World Championships have gone swimmingly with a Silver medal performance in the 50-54 Females AG Aquathlon World Championships. The tropical temperatures of central Queensland proved the perfect preparation for Penny ahead of her Caribbean hit out, as she secured a podium position after finishing the course in an impressive 00:42:00. Penny’s World Championship results will be proudly celebrated by her club, Frenchville Triathlon Club back home in Aus. Well done, Penny!
2015-16 Australian Standard Distance Champion, Penny Hearn has opened her World Championships campaign on a high with a bronze in the 60-64 Female AG Aquathlon World Championships after finishing the Cozumel Aquathlon course in 00:50:59. Penny will be looking to add to her World Championships medal collection in the Sprint Distance race on Thursday 15th September and her Standard Distance event on Sunday 18th September. Reigning from Noosa Triathlon Club, Penny is a veteran on the Standard Distance course, will she be able to build on her Australian Championship and come home a World Champion? We sure hope so.
Congratulations to all our Queensland athletes on their Aquathlon ITU Age Group World Championship race. Queensland results below.
30-34: Damien Bulters, finished 7th in 00:34:51
40-44: Alan Millard, finished 28th in 00:42:54
45-49: David Tabernacle, finished 29th in 00:46:06
50-54: Peter Black, finished 7th in 00:39:17
50-54: Michael Dixon, finished 9th in 0:40:39
50-54: Clive Tucker, finished 15th in 00:41:31
55-59: Chris Palfrey, finished 4th in 00:40:06
55:59: Darren Hauser, finished 26th in 00:49:32
65-69: Greg Lebeter, finished 6th in 00:54:04
70-74: Barry Meek, finished 4th in 00:50:28
Junior: Elle Leahy, finished 1st in 00:34:41
20-24: Maddie Morton, finished 12th in 00:42:02
25-29: Clare White, finished 5th in 00:39:11
30-34: Kellie Clarke, finished 34th in 0:58:22
35-39: Michelle Cooper, finished 22nd in 00:55:44
50-54: Penny Palfrey, finished 2nd in 00:42:00
50-54: Ana Oertel, finished 9th in 00:47:20
60-64: Penny Hearn, finished 3rd in 00:50:59