Seaspray seven at state titles

SEASPRAY Surf Life Saving Club sent seven members to compete in the state senior championships at Warrnambool over the Labour Day long weekend.

The Seaspray team had a successful weekend, with all six youth members coming home with medals, competing strongly against the state’s best.

Athletes again excelled on the beach and in the water, making finals and podium finishes.

This was achieved despite the disadvantage of long distances travelled not only at the state titles but throughout the carnival season.

Courtney McDonough won a gold medal as part of a composite team with Fairhaven and Black Rock members in the under 15 beach relay.

McDonough also claimed a bronze medal in the two kilometre run and came fifth in the beach flags.

Ari Fleming won a bronze medal in the under 19 beach sprint, came fifth in the beach flags and made the final of the single ski.

Jess Jackson, Alyssa Currie, Bridget Brown and Poppi Fleming won a bronze medal in the under 17 beach relay.

Jackson finished sixth in the open beach flags – a good result for an under 17 competitor against the top open women in the state – and fifth in the under 17 beach flags.

Currie placed fifth in the under 17 beach sprint and eight in beach flags.

Brown came seventh in the under 17 beach sprint and 10th in the open mixed ski final with her brother Loughlin.