Sydney Northern Beaches Finish Second at Interbranch

Sydney Northern Beaches are no longer the Interbranch Champions falling just short of their long-time rivals Sydney, to finish second at the 2013 Interbranch Championships at Soldiers Beach.

Regardless the Northern Beaches team had another really strong Championships resulting in six athletes being selected in the NSW team including Bronte Sloan (Manly), Mieke Kassulke (Manly), Max Brooks (Newport), Georgia Miller (Manly), Jake Lynch (Newport) and Kendrick Louise (Newport).

Mieke Kassulke is not far away from being a bona fide superstar Ironwoman turning in an incredible performance to win the Opens Ironwoman and Board while finishing second in the Single Ski and being a part of the second place Northern Beaches Opens Taplin Relay at the tender age of just 17.

“So happy to have made the state team as it was definitely one of my main goals this year. We have a really strong girls squad at the moment creating a very healthy environment where we are all pushing each other and training together,” said Mieke.

Another young superstar, Max Brooks of Newport, turned in an inspiring performance winning U19s Ironman and Ski and finishing third in the Board Race. Brooks was also a part of the winning Open Male Rescue Tube Rescue and the second place Open Male Taplin Relay.

The Northern Beaches team also took out the U13s Female Surf Teams, U13s Male Surf Teams, U12 Male Surf Teams, U14 Male and Female Board Teams, Open Male Single Ski Teams, Open Male Beach Sprint, Under 13 and 14 Female Beach Sprint, Under 17 Female Beach Flags, U15 Ironman, Under 12 Ironman & Ironwoman, Open Female Tube Rescue and U15 Cameron Relay.

Interbranch Overall Pointscore

1.) Sydney 1337.5
2.) Sydney Northern Beaches 1315.5
3.) Central Coast 1244
4.) Hunter 1193.5
5.) Far North Coast 1052
6.) Illawarra 938
7.) South Coast 737
8.) North Coast 670.5
9.) Mid North Coast 437.5
10.) Lower North Coast 326
11.) Far South Coast 262.5

Full results available on the Interbranch Event Page.

For the full NSW State team list go to: NSW State Team.

Mon 16 Dec 2013