SHINING:  Stars of the Central Queensland Sprint Championships (back, from left) Jamen and Mackenna Goodger with Ella Zahnleiter, (front) Danika Knight, Libby Zahnleiter and Georgia Gibbons.
SHINING: Stars of the Central Queensland Sprint Championships (back, from left) Jamen and Mackenna Goodger with Ella Zahnleiter, (front) Danika Knight, Libby Zahnleiter and Georgia Gibbons. Glen Porteous

Bluefins start 2019 with a winning finish

SWIMMING: The Biloela Bluefins had a triumphant return, collecting a swag of medals and qualifying times.

Eleven swimmers competed in the 2019 Central Queensland Sprint Championship at the Blackwater Aquatic Centre last weekend.

Biloela Swimming Club president Anna Kurtz said the weekend was a good result for swimmers who gained valuable experience.

"It's always a good sign for swimmers when you see times they got,” Kurtz said.

"They got qualifying times as well for more upcoming swimming events.

"School holidays did affect the numbers a bit but we still sent a good team.”

The squad finished the meet with the equivalent of six gold, four silver and 11 bronze.

Results:

Jim Goodger - four wins and personal best of 4.49 seconds off breaststroke

Mackenna Goodger - one silver and qualified for state trials

Lincoln Goodger - qualified for state trials

Ella Zahnleiter - two bronze

Libby Zahnleiter - one gold, one silver and one bronze, 14 years runner-up age champion, qualified for state trials

Georgia Gibbons - one silver, three bronze and qualified for state trials

Danika Knight - one gold, one silver, one bronze and 15 years runner-up age champion, qualified for freestyle, butterfly and breaststroke state trials

Connor Williams with four bronze

Gabby Kurtz competed in finals for all strokes and achieved personal bests for breaststroke and butterfly

Thomas Kurtz - PBs in all four strokes and backstroke of 12 seconds.

Bracklyn Byrne - PBs and competed in one final.

The Biloela Short Course titles will be contested on February 2-3 at the Biloela Aquatic Centre in the 25m pool. "We host it in the 25m pool so younger swimmers can compete,” Kurtz said.

"There will be some good competition on the weekend with swimmers coming from Central Queensland and even some from Bundaberg.”


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