Lifesavers win on handicap

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Albany Surf Life Saving Club has won the handicap points flag at the WA Country Championships for the third consecutive year.

Albany finished third overall in general standings at the championships held at Sorrento over the long weekend, with some impressive individual performances.

The weekend also included the Little Nippers State Championship and Masters State Championship.

This was the first time the Little Nippers (under-8s and under-9s) State Championships had been held.

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Both male and female boats finished with silver place, and female boats also took home the gold.

Creed Shepherd won gold in the surf race swim and the board race.

Archie Simmonds won gold in the under-10 male flags, and Oliver Dall also won gold in the under-14 male flags and the beach sprint.

Ironman and ironwomen gold went to Christine Murray for under-17, Molly Bowles for under-15, Fergus Martin for under-14, Angus Bowles for under-13 and Ned Shepherd for under-11.

The Master State Championships includes every club in the State for competitors aged 30 and over.

Colin Pass finished with gold in the 30-34 years beach flags and second in beach sprint, and Adele Leahy finished with silver in both races for the 35-39 years category.

Gold also went to Dinah Roecker in the 40-44 years 2km beach run, Jo Lucas in the 55-59 years beach sprint and to Ian Spurgeon for the 60-64 years flags, beach Sprint, and 1km run.

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