SORRENTO Surf Life Saving Club had strong representation on the east coast last month when the state’s Western Suns took part in the 2017 Interstate Championships.
The WA team placed third overall with 229 points, made up of 130 points from the youth team and 99 points from the open team.
Its best performances were in the team events, winning three of the four beach relays.
Sorrento’s Macarah Mallis was recognised as a consistent performer, often finishing in the top six and just missing the win in the mixed board relay with Mullaloo SLSC’s Wes Gould.
And Charlie Rigby, also of Sorrento, picked up the only individual first place in the beach flags.
Home state Queensland won the championships on 297 with NSW close behind on 287.
The team then spent the next two days taking part in the Murphy Builders Competition in Maroochydore, which offered $35,000 in prize money.
Again, Mallis was a standout winning the under-17 ironwoman event, while City of Perth’s Riley Walker won the under-17 ski.
Sorrento’s Jackson Symonds won both the sprints and flags while fellow West Australian Tom Nolan (North Cottesloe) came second in both.
Also from Sorrento, Cristian Sayers won both his beach events, Sydney Rafferty won the under-17 sprints and Rigby won the under-19 sprints and came second in the under-19 flags.
Trigg Island’s Dan Humble came third in the open male ski.