Jacqueline Roach was our first student to compete in a State Championship this year when she competed at the Queensland State Schools Triathlon Championships in Hervey Bay last week.
Jacqueline qualified for this event last November when she competed at Kawana and was selected in the Sunshine Coast Team. She has been training really hard over the last year with Peter Thorpe and the Ngungun Young Triathletes and this training has certainly paid off for her.
Jacqueline finished in 23rd position which was a great result from a field of 60 experienced triathletes from all over the state. Some of her opposition are already competing in Open Women’s competitions so competition was of a very high standard.
These girls need to be fit in swimming, cycling and running as the race is a 600m ocean swim, 16 km cycle and a 4 km run to finish. Jacqueline’s Sunshine Coast team finished 5th from a field or 11 regions which was a great result. Jacqui showed fantastic fitness and determination during the race and pushed hard right to the finish line running 4 minute kilometres throughout the run.