Dexter sprints her way to win
BUNDABERG'S Bianka Dexter blitzed the competition on the Gold Coast to end strides ahead of her rivals in the final of the Fastest Man on Sand race.
Dexter, 14, picked up a gold in the under-14 beach sprint but missed out on making the final of the under-14 flags.
Trainer Steve Hansen said the sprint final was young Dexter’s most impressive performance to date.
“She raced amazingly well,” Hansen said.
“She cruised into the final and once she was there she just stormed home.”
“I knew going into the tournament she was going to be something special but her performance just reinforced that.”
The only negative in Dexter’s weekend was that no Queensland team was selected.
But Hansen believes she will be a favourite to represent her state next season.
Meanwhile, Elliot Heads Surf Life Saving Club team mate Braydon Batt and Moore Park’s Christopher Powell both had weekends to forget, jumping their way out of the finals in the under-14 sprint and the beach flags.
“They were both travelling along really well but they both broke early in their races,” Hansen said.
Meanwhile, Kyle Rethamel, Jamie McDuff, Adina McDougall and Ben Sheppard all won golds in the pool at the South Pacific Championships at Kirra Beach on the weekend.