Sand sprinters line up

THREE Moore Park Surf Life Saving Club members will test their speed on the sand against some of Queensland's fastest runners at Gold Coast this weekend.

Christopher Powell and the Darryl Charteris coach duo of Jessie Hawkes and Katherine Lawn hit the Surfers Paradise beach today to take part in the Fastest Man on Sand competition.

With sprint champion Georgia Devlin resting ahead of next week's state titles, her rival Lawn will have a rare opportunity to dominant in the under-17 sprints.

“Her and Georgia have been racing together since they were in Year 8 and she's always got second to Georgia,” Charteris said.

“They are very good friends and they push each other ahead.

“It's her big chance to see how she could go without Georgia there.”

Lawn will compete in the under-17 beach sprint and the under-17 flags.

Fellow Charteris-trained sprinter Hawkes will be a strong chance to come home with a title in the Under-19 flags event, his coach said.

“His best event is the flags and I think he should do very well at that,” he said.

“His burst over 10 to 20 metres is exceptional.”

Hawkes will also compete in the open and under-17s beach sprint.

Fellow Moore Park junior Christopher Powell will be competing in the under-15 flags.

All three will look to follow a successful first round in the Wide Bay Capricorn premiership series last weekend.

The next round of the Fastest Man on Sand will take place at Redcliffe on November 14.



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