Surf first for Lennox
Written by Northern Star Newspaper - 26 March 2010 - Image: Northern Star   
Mikayla Gray, Grace Armstrong, Abby Clarke and Alana McGoldrick following their win in the Under-15 girls surf teams race at the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships.LENNOX HEAD surf lifesavers did well at the Australian championships at Kurrawa on the Gold Coast.

The Under-15 girls won gold in the surf teams race, while Nadi Canning claimed bronze in the open female surf belt race.

Both results are firsts for the Lennox club, with the young girls securing the first team medal and Canning picking up the club's first open medal at the national titles.

Mikayla Gray, Grace Armstrong, Abby Clarke and Alana McGoldrick swam the race of their lives in big surf to finish ahead of powerful Mooloolaba and Cronulla teams.

Canning's medal came on the back of strong performances in the NSW carnival.

"I came second in the belt race and third in the ironwoman at State, so I felt good going into Aussies," Canning said.

"The surf was pretty big and the belt race requires you to swim with a rope attached to a reel, the traditional surf rescue equipment, so I was pretty pumped."

All the girls intend to have six weeks' rest before starting training for the Coolangatta Gold in October.