Unstoppable Grammar athlete keeps on winning
Date: February 1, 2017 Posted by: Sophie Thompson
Sunshine Coast Grammar Student, Tiarnee Massie has kicked off the school year with six gold and one bronze medal added to the top of her victory list, from Surf Life Saving Events and the NSW Kayaking State Championships in January.
Tiarnee represented the Queensland Cyclone Team in Surf Life Saving and was the only 16-year-old chosen in the team. She competed against athletes between the ages of seventeen and nineteen in the events of Board Rescue, Ski, Rescue Tube Rescue, and Beach Relay.
Selected to attend a High-Performance Kayaking Camp in Sydney consisting of eight of the best U18 female competitors, this provided a great opportunity for Tiarnee to start 2017 with some high-volume training in a competitive environment. The focus allowing further development on team boat skills, technique education, evaluation and development. The team went on to race at the NSW State Championships, where Tiarnee competed against the best Kayaking athletes in NSW going on to win Gold in the K2 200m; K2 500m and K2 1000m and Bronze in K1 1000m. One of twenty athletes chosen throughout Queensland to represent their state in an interstate challenge, Tiarnee was the youngest athlete chosen with the rest of the competitors ranging between the ages of eighteen and twenty-six.
A big weekend on the beach and in the water with Tiarnee coming home with six gold and one bronze medal.
“Tiarnee is unstoppable! She continues to challenge herself as an extremely talented athlete. Her determination and focus in competing in so many different events, against older competitors speaks volumes for her outstanding performances. We are extremely proud of her,” said Principal Mrs Maria Woods.
Tiarnee will now compete against the best Kayaking athletes in Australia with the goal of being selected in the Australian Team and compete at Nationals in March 2017.