The Lennox Head/ Alstonville Surf Life Saving Club started its 2007 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships campaign with some powerful displays across all the disciplines. They dominated the junior men ironman events and won a brace of flags and wading events in Port Macquarie as they secured second in the overall junior standings just behind Kingscliff.
Luke Mortimer (Under 15), Haydon Thomas (Under 14), Michael Barnett (Under 13) and Sebastian Fahey (Under 10) each took out their age divisions in the ironman event as the Lennox Head/ Alstonville club flew to the front of the junior standing and cruised into third in the overall championship race early on. The young guns then followed that up with high placings in the surf swimming and board sections, but as time went on the larger clubs weight of numbers was too much for the locals.
Meanwhile in the womens draw, Kamley Lyndon, sister of NSW state team vice-captain Tanyn, turned in an impressive double, winning the Under 19 flag event before backing up to also win the open flag. Under 13 Ellie Leaver and Nadi Canning werent going to allow the boys all the glory either, with Ellie taking out the Under 13 ironwoman and a second in the swim and Nadi capturing second in the open ironwoman event.
To top it all off, Under 8s Hannah Sculley, Scarlett Fahey finished first and second in the wade and the flag events.
Sixteen hundred athletes took part in the Port Macquarie event and it was an amazing effort for the local team to finish second in the overall junior title.
Tanyn helps Blues to Interstate victory
Lennox Head/Alstonville club champion and NSW vice captain Tanyn Lyndon powered home to win the Under 15 board section to help NSW reclaim the Combined Pointscore Trophy from arch rivals Queensland at the SLSA Interstate Championships in South Australia on Sunday.
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