Medals for trio

Amenah McDonald, Bill Strachan and Sue Howell were medallists at the Aussies in Western Australia.

By Mark Heenan

Three Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club  competitors won medals at the 2018 Aussies Surf Life Saving Titles held at Scarborough Beach in Western Australia.

Sue Howell won gold in the 2km beach run in the 55-59 female age group.

It was back-to-back gold for Howell – she came first in the same corresponding event at last year’s Aussie titles held at North Kirra on the Gold Coast.

Howell is the wife of Ocean Grove SLSC president David Pavia.

Veteran Ocean Grove SLSC competitor Bill Strachan won gold in the  single ski in the 55-59 male age group.

Strachan claimed bronze in the masters ski race at last year’s titles.

Meanwhile Amenah McDonald took home bronze in the female single ski in the 40-44 age group.

Amenah competing at her first national titles for almost two decades, paid tribute to her coach Bill Strachan for giving her the courage to get back on the ski.

“If it wasn’t for Billy I would never have got on a ski,” an enthused Amenah told followers on her Facebook page.

Ocean Grove SLSC president David Pavia said it was an impressive performance from Sue, Bill and Amenah.

He confirmed a team of more than 20 – including competitors, officials and family support crew headed across the Nullarbor in Western Australia for this year’s titles.

“The Masters (competitors) did exceptionally well,” Pavia told the Voice.

“They did a terrific job.”

The Aussie Surf Life Saving Titles ran at Scarborough Beach in Western Australia from April 14 to April 22.

In other Ocean Grove SLSC news, the club’s senior presentation night will take place on Saturday 26 May at the Ocean Grove Bowling Club.