Runners race away with titles
DETERMINATION and passion are both attributes which sum up The Morning Bulletin 2005 Senior and Junior Sport Stars for September and October.
The fields of Rockhampton's Kalka Shades have guided two of the city's well-known hockey players to the September titles.
Exciting talent Matt Gohdes is The Morning Bulletin/Frenchville Sports Club Junior Sport Star September award winner.
Gohdes was named player of the national championships after leading the Queensland under-15 team to victory in Brisbane.
From the junior ranks to veterans, Lee Tunny has won The Morning Bulletin/CHR Senior Sport Star for September.
Tunny joined the Queensland over-45s gold medal-winning team at the national titles in Melbourne and gained Australian selection for next year's Trans Tasman Series in Hobart.
In October, Rockhampton endurance athletes Peter Reaburn and Brian McLeod continued on their road to success, claiming the Senior and Junior Sport Star titles respectively.
After months of training, Reaburn completed the gruelling Hawaiian Ironman, recording a top10 finish in the 50-54 years division.
Emmaus schoolboy Brian McLeod capped off a successful month, winning the Sportsco/ Tuckers Cycle Inn triathlon after he collected gold and silver at the Queensland Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships.
He will chase another triathlon win at Yeppoon tomorrow. Both McLeod and Gohdes pocketed $250 for winning the monthly award and are now in the hunt for the $3000 overall prize.
Each senior monthly winner receives $200 and is eligible to win the overall prize of $3600.
Nominations are now open for the November monthly junior and senior sport star winners.
Simply email details to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 4930 4366 outlining the nominee's name, a contact number, category and their achievements during the month of November.