State series champions

TWO young members of Forster Triathlon Club were recognised for being the best in their field at their sport Triathlon NSW's annual awards night.

Grant Melzer was awarded trophies for winning the State junior series in his age group of 16-19 years, as well as taking out first place in the 15-19 years Olympic Distance Championships.

Jake Schumacher won his age group (12-13) in the State junior series.

Both athletes earned the ultimate recognition by performing at a consistently high level during the series of events by which racers accumulate points in the TriNSW series of championships. There are age group championships for all distances from sprint to long distance, as well as a Pro Tour series for those on the cusp of turning pro.

The outstanding achievements of Grant and Jake were recognised in front of a standing-room only crowd at the presentation night, in front of clubs from all over NSW, officials of TriNSW and the NSW Institute of Sport, and well-known pro triathletes Tim Berkel and Lisa Marangon - both frequent visitors to Forster.