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Club snares 3 golds
10th March 2013
Red Beach athletes collected three gold, two silver and two bronze medals on Day Two of the State NZ Surf Life Saving Championships at Mount Maunganui.
The day began with beach flags for all age divisions on Main Beach, however, boisterous surf conditions forced a switch for the remainder of the Saturday events to Shark Alley, a few hundred metres to the south. The more manageable surf enabled tube rescue and board rescue events to take place.
Jake's golden flag
Chris & AJ nail it
(Pic) AJ Maney, left and Chris Moors powered home to win gold in the open men's tube rescue final at Shark Alley. Later in the day the duo took out the bronze medal in the final of the open men's board rescue event.
Lauren's golden run
(Pic) Lauren Bailey, right, showed a clean pair of heels in the U19 women's 2km beach run. Competing on the soft sand of Main Beach, she put in a blinder to win the gruelling event by a comfortable margin, picking up the club's third gold medal for the day.
She also collected a bronze medal when she paired with Louise Aitken to take third place in the final of the U19 women's board rescue event.
The club's two silver medals for the day were also collected at Shark Alley, see below.
(Pic) Kelsi Boocock, left, and Georgia Lloyd teamed up to take out the silver medal in the final of the U19 women's tube rescue event.
(Pic) Daniel Cairns, left, and Matt Thetford crossing the finish line to pick up the silver medal in the final of the U19 men's board rescue event.