Medals start to flow

9th March 2013

Three silver, six bronze medals collected

Red Beach surf athletes collected a total of nine medals on the opening day of the NZ Surf Life Saving Championships at Mount Maunganui.
The Lazy Andreys canoe crew paddled home for a silver and a bronze in the U19 men's long and short course events.
A silver medal went to the U19 men's ski relay team of Daniel Cairns, Matt Thetford and Cody Richards.
And in the surf boat arena, the Blakey's Angels crew rowed into second place and a silver medal in the U21 women's short course boat final.

(Pics)
Briar McLeely, left, and Louise Aitken paddled to a bronze medal in the U19 women's double ski final.
The U19 women's surf team swam to a bronze medal. Lining up for the start of the race, from left: Kelsi Boocock, Lauren Bailey, Hannah Williams, Courtney Spencer.
The Red Beach Rockets canoe crew with their bronze medals from the U19 women's short course canoe event. From left: Jessica Cornish, Courtney Jenkinson, Anna Harkin, Jaime Busby.
The U16 women's surf race team swam into third place to collect bronze medals. On the dais, from left: Rebecca Pearce, Kelsi Boocock, Jacinta Borer, Hannah Williams.