Lennox Head-Alstonville’s Tanyn Lyndon has won the prestigious open iron man event at the Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships at Port Macquarie. Lyndon beat the Cudgen Headland pair, Jarrad Cain and Robby Miles.
In the women’s event, Byron Bay’s Tahnee Fleming, who won the Under-19 iron woman, finished second behind Jordan White, of Warilla-Barrack Point.
Tanyn Lyndon is still eligible for Under-17 events. He finished second in the Under-17 iron man yesterday behind Jacob Helson of Warilla-Barrack Point, with Nathan Grey, of Lennox Head-Alstonville, third.
Iron man results:
1 Lyndon, Tanyn Lennox Head-Alstonville
2 Cain, Jarrad Cudgen Headland
3 Miles, Robby Cudgen Headland
4 White, Hayden Warilla-Barrack Point
5 McCartney, Ccott Cudgen Headland
6 Smith, Scott Warilla-Barrack Point.
Open iron woman:
1 White, Jordan Warilla-Barrack Point
2 Fleming, Tahnee Byron Bay
3 Russell, Kayla Sawtell
4 Bradwell, Conor Warilla-Barrack Point.
For the second year in a row South Coast club Warilla-Barrack Point won the overall pointscore title.
Warilla-Barrack Point won the overall pointscore with 647 points from Lennox-Head Alstonville on 546. Byron Bay managed to slide into third position with 505, ahead of Cudgen Headland on 474.
The Warilla-Barrack Point competitors were all over the teams events, with Blair and Ali Day, Hayden White, Ben Prior and Emma Carberry featuring strongly.
Despite slipping to fourth position, Cudgen competitors were everywhere, with top performers again being Robby Miles, Jarrod Cain, Scott McCartney and Rohan Small.
Byron’s rise to third spot in the overall pointscore was bolstered by the efforts of the women, with Shannon Hulbert-Green who won golds in the U17 Female Rescue Tube, Open Board Rescue, U17 Board Relay and a host of team events. Teammate Kim Chappel also dominated most events she contested, taking out the Open Double Ski race with Tahnee Fleming.
2009 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships overall pointscore: 1. Warilla Barrack Point 647pts, 2. Lennox Head-Alstonville 546pts, 3. Byron Bay 505pts, 4. Cudgen Headland 472pts, 5. Port Macquarie 379.5pts, 6. Shellharbour 367.5pts, 7. Sawtell 355.5pts, 8. Coffs Harbour 282pts, 9. Tacking Point 262.5pts. 10. Woolgoolga 189pts.