Dan chases elusive victory at Mackay titles

ROCKHAMPTON'S Dan Rye is after an elusive team win and sprint double when the North Australian Championships start in Mackay today.

The Emu Park competitor will captain the Wide Bay Capricorn senior representative team in today's inter-branch competition.

Wide Bay have finished runner-up to North Barrier in recent times, but Rye is confident his team, which includes team members from Emu Park, Yeppoon, Tannum Sands and Moore Park, can upset the hosts.

"It'll be nice to win it this year,'' Rye said.

Rye will also defend his open men's beach flags title at the weekend and has his sights on the beach sprint crown.

The 20-year-old is aiming to hit peak fitness for next year's world championships in Lorne, Victoria, in February.



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