Rookie takes gold in beach flags at The Aussies 2019
Surf Life Saving’s young stars wrapped up their Aussies 2019 campaign in style on day two the championships at North Burleigh.
There was plenty to celebrate across the beach with competitors taking part in the individual and teams events today.
For most competitors, it capped off a big summer of surf sports competition.
But Tynan Neveceral from Currumbin, better known for his running, won the Under 15 Beach Flags Championship title… an event he had never competed in before this weekend.
Tynan, a top sprinter on the athletics track, only recently qualified to be a lifesaver and thought he would give Aussies 2019 a go. On Saturday he won bronze in the U15 Beach Sprint.
“I just came here for fun just rocking up, for a weekend and somehow got where I am and won,” Neveceral said.
“I tried to warm-up and said this is too complicated and I will see what happens in the race and somehow made it this far and won.”
He told his parents just to drop him off and go home because there was no way he would do any good. But what he walk away with two medals and some very fond memories.
In the U15 Female Flags final, Lucy Flanagan claimed the win over Amy Kibble of Noosa Heads. Sienna Algeri of Sorrento in WA got the bronze. Flanagan had won the Beach Sprint bronze on Saturday when Kibble was fifth.
Terrigal’s Emelyn Wheeler went one better than yesterday in the Sprint to take gold in the U14 Female Flags, from Emily Gauld of Northcliffe. Airlie Rouvray claimed the bronze for Glenelg.
The gold medal for the Under 14 Male Beach Flags is heading back to Perth, with Jayden Evans from Cottesloe SLSC getting the golden flag ahead of Wollongong’s Tobias Delaney. Jake O’Hard from Mudjimba on the Sunshine Coast won the bronze.
Other result highlights on the final day of the Youth Championships:
U15 Female Board Rescue – Olissa Onley and Lily O’Sullivan from Cudgen Headland SLSC combined for the title. Currumbin were second and North Bondi third.
U15 Female Board Relay – Newport SLSC went in as favourites and the team of Katelynn Doyle, Kimberley Doyle, Analise Kibble and Jodie Louwcame got the job done. Cudgen Headland and Wanda claimed the minor medals.
U15 Surf Teams – Newport, Sunshine Beach and Alexandra Headlands claimed the medals here.
U15 Female Cameron Relay Final – Maroochydore finished off a fantastic Championships, the big break came from Ironwoman champion Jamie Perkins who was leading the swim and then grabbed a great wave to tag her teammate. The gold medal went to Matilda Jarrott, Sarah Maxwell, Jamie Perkins and Kiara Rychvalsky.
Eloura had a great performance for silver and Kawana Waters the bronze.
U15 Male Board Rescue – Newport twins Mitchell and Jake Morris continued their winning ways to take the gold. North Cronulla Team A were second and Wanda SLSC were third.
U15 Male Board Relay – Swansea Belmont caused arguably the upset of the Youth Championships when Beau McGregor, Kurt Murphy and Eli Worell beat Newport Team A and Team B. Newport A team featured the Morris twins and Joel Piper.
U15 Surf Teams – Newport, Currumbin and Northcliffe demonstrated their exceptional depth to win these medals.
U15 Male Cameron Relay Final – In the final event of the Youth Championships, Newport Brandon Bartlem, Lee Melbourn, Mitchell Morris, Joel Piper added another gold to clubs tally. Alexandra Headlands were impressive for silver and Cooks Hill took out the bronze.
Full results from the Australian Youth Surf Life Saving Championships here>>>