Day 2 Wrap Up

Currumbin holds a dominant lead over Alexandra Headlands leading into the third and final day of the 2019 Queensland Youth State Surf Life Saving Championships at Burleigh Heads.

The defending champions had another successful day on the sand and in the water to ensure a commanding position and a great shot at becoming back-to-back title holders.

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SLSQ Sports Manager Stuart Hogben said lots of points would be on offer though throughout Day 3 of competition.

“Currumbin are looking imposing but Alexandra Headlands performed strongly today, and North Burleigh, Northcliffe and Maroochydore will also be trying to narrow the gap,” he said.

North Queensland began the day off with three medals in this morning’s 2km Beach Run. Murray Colbridge won the first gold medal for NQ in 2019, while Oliver Lukin and Sena Nakajima both claimed bronze.

Following on from her swag of 6 medals on Day 1, Currumbin’s Ava Usher claimed gold again, this time partnering with Milla Jansen in the Under 12 Female Board Rescue.

Currumbin’s Britney Ingr was unstoppable on the sand, winning the Under 13 Female Beach Flags and Sprint double, and propelling her team to victory in the Beach Relay.

Alexandra Headlands cleaned up in the sprint relays, recording victories in the Under 13 Male Beach Relay, Under 15 Female Beach Relay and Under 15 Male Beach Relay. After claiming gold in the relay, Alexander Innes also picked up the Under 15 Male Sprint title.

Meanwhile, Mudjimba’s Tom Johnston proved too good in the Under 13 Male Beach Flags and Sprint, claiming gold in both.

The Queensland Youth State Surf Life Saving Championships wrap up tomorrow, when one club will be crowned 2019 champion.

Day 3 will kick-off with the March Past, featuring the Albatross Nippers – a program for children with special needs, followed by the All Age Beach Relays. Water finals will ensure a thrilling afternoon of action, including the hotly contested Ironman and Ironwoman events.