Unstoppable Rogers wins Bulli Round 3 Nutri-Grain IronWoman Series
An unstoppable Lana Rogers has taken out the third round of the 2019 Nutri-Grain IronWoman Series at Bulli (NSW).
The result solidified the 23-year old from Noosa Heads at the top of the leader board and she remains undefeated with two rounds remaining.
During competition at Bulli, a consistent Rogers outperformed her rivals during the super sprint format, which consisted of three, 10-minute races with points awarded for each.
Third, sixth and second place results across the three races helped Rogers top the podium.
The double points on offer in the third race proved the difference with Rogers’ nudging ahead of second overall Lizzie Welborn (Newport) and third Georgia Miller (Northcliffe).
With two wins including the 2019 Coolangatta Gold under her belt, Rogers is the one to watch as the season heads to Surfers Paradise on 15 December.
“I really wanted that Coolangatta Gold title, but this is icing on the cake for me,” Rogers said.
“It was pretty tough on that ski heading into the wind, especially on the ski in the shore break.
“I was watching upstairs it didn’t look too bad (but) I came down here it was a whole other story.”
Rogers is hoping her preparation for today’s sprint format would serve her well for the rest of the season.
“I think my program’s pretty thought out, so we just got into that short and sharp stuff after the long stuff which was the (Coolangatta) Gold and heading into that M shape which is a 40 minute format (at Burleigh),” she said.
“Working really well at the short stuff and I’m looking forward to the individual races.”
Round 4 of the NutriGrain IronWoman Series will be held at Surfers Paradise on 15 December.
See below for full results from today’s racing and the current series standings:
|Round three results|
|3||Lana Rogers||NOOSA HEADS||1||20|
|1||Georgia Miller||BMD NORTHCLIFFE||3||18|
|21||Tayla Halliday||ALEXANDRA HEADLAND||4||17|
|9||Danielle McKenzie||BMD NORTHCLIFFE||5||16|
|11||Tiarrn Raymond||ALEXANDRA HEADLAND||6||15|
|2||Maddy Dunn||BMD NORTHCLIFFE||9||12|
|14||Harriet Brown||BMD NORTHCLIFFE||10||11|
|10||Courtney Hancock||BMD NORTHCLIFFE||11||10|
|4||Kirsty Higgison||BMD NORTHCLIFFE||13||8|
|13||Jordan Mercer||NOOSA HEADS||15||6|
|6||Hannah Sculley||BMD NORTHCLIFFE||16||5|
|19||Karlee Nurthen||SURFERS PARADISE||17||4|
|15||Olivia Corrin||BMD NORTHCLIFFE||19||2|
|17||Bay Wildin-Snedden||SURFERS PARADISE||20||1|
|3||Lana Rogers||NOOSA HEADS||60||1|
|1||Georgia Miller||BMD NORTHCLIFFE||52||2|
|9||Danielle McKenzie||BMD NORTHCLIFFE||48||3|
|10||Courtney Hancock||BMD NORTHCLIFFE||43||5|
|11||Tiarrn Raymond||ALEXANDRA HEADLAND||42||7|
|2||Maddy Dunn||BMD NORTHCLIFFE||40||8|
|14||Harriet Brown||BMD NORTHCLIFFE||29||11|
|4||Kirsty Higgison||BMD NORTHCLIFFE||28||12|
|21||Tayla Halliday||ALEXANDRA HEADLAND||17||14|
|17||Bay Wildin-Snedden||SURFERS PARADISE||13||16|
|13||Jordan Mercer||NOOSA HEADS||12||17|
|6||Hannah Sculley||BMD NORTHCLIFFE||9||18|
|15||Olivia Corrin||BMD NORTHCLIFFE||7||19|
|19||Karlee Nurthen||SURFERS PARADISE||7||19|