Ben Batten, Emma Walton and Dimity Brackin finished individual triathlons at Stanthorpe on Australia Day.
Ben Batten, Emma Walton and Dimity Brackin finished individual triathlons at Stanthorpe on Australia Day. Contributed

Trio pass test in first triathlon

WARWICK Swimming Club trio Ben Batten, Emma Walton and Dimity Brackin all completed their first open triathlons at Stanthorpe on Australia Day.

Their coach, Karen Gilchrist, of WIRAC, said all three were in the first group out of the water after a 400m swim.

"I was proud of their efforts in the less-familiar bike and run disciplines," Gilchrist said.

Swimmer Bec Horne teamed up with cyclist Arthur Wentworth-Fisher and runner Brendan Iles in one Warwick team in the open event.

Wayne Schnitzerling used all his experience from state and national masters' swimming to be first out of the water after the 400m swim in the Stanthorpe pool.

Bob Hade then took over in transition as the rider before Warwick Swimming Club president Ross Brackin anchored the team in the run.

It was a social triathlon, so Iles and Brackin crossed the line together.

Three of the younger club members, Liam Walton, Luke Hauff and Autumn Taylor, completed all legs of the junior individual event. which started with a 100m swim.

The Warwick Swimming Club was also represented by Millie Hauff, who completed the swim and bike legs of the team event.

Bree Clark was the runner in her team.


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