SURF BOUND: Yeppoon?s Mitchell Hamrey runs into the competition at Yeppoon on the weekend.
SURF BOUND: Yeppoon?s Mitchell Hamrey runs into the competition at Yeppoon on the weekend.

Sterling surf for top Emu Park lifesavers



AGE is no barrier for Emu Park surf lifesaver Clancy Auriac.

Competing at the Wide Bay Capricorn Branch Senior Branch Championships at Yeppoon over the weekend, Auriac not only won his under-17 ironman event but he also led home the field in the open ironman event during yesterday's competition in choppy conditions.

Auriac, 16, won the open event from Bundaberg's Benajmain Petersen and Yeppoon's Matthew Cumming.

Elliott Heads' Craig Holden was unable to compete after sustaining a leg injury on Saturday. Both of Auriac's victories were set up in the swim before he held his race through the board and ski legs.

Emu Park also enjoyed success with their boat crew winning both their races and the life saving relay team, consisting of the boat crew, Renee Guhr (run), Chris Blanchard (swim), Lucy Blanchard (board) and Steve Dendle (ski), was also victorious.

On the beach Yeppoon's Amber Olde, now based in Brisbane, remembered every grain of sand to win the under-19 female sprint and flags events.

In the younger divisions, Tannum Sands competitor Sarah Lowe proved she is a top competitor both in the swimming pool and in the surf.

Lowe dominated the under-15 girl's events with individual wins in the ironwoman, surf race, surf board and rescue tube events and combined with Katie Craig to win the under-15 girls board rescue.

Bundaberg won the branch title on 345 points from Emu Park on 342.5 points. Emu Park won the masters title.



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