Coast paddlers in running for top gongs
PADDLING: A trio of Sunshine Coast athletes are in the running for top honours in the Paddle Australia 2019 Annual Awards.
Alyce Burnett, Alyssa Bull and Jenaya Massie are all finalists at the special night.
The former two are in the mix for the paddler of the year in the Olympic division while Massie has been named alongside New South Wales athlete Kailey Harlen for the junior paddler of the year for an Olympic category.
Olympic canoe sprint paddlers Burnett and Bull are also up against Jessica Fox in the list of finalists for the top gong after another successful domestic and international season.
Burnett won world cup silver in the women’s K1 1000, while Bull won two world cup golds in the same event.
Both also took home gold and silver in the women’s K1 5000, secured several A finals throughout the season as well as the Olympic quota spot in the women’s K4 together with Jaime Roberts and Jo Brigden-Jones. Junior Paddler Of The Year
Meanwhile, Massie earned her nomination after winning the under-18 K1 500 and the U18 K2 500, with fellow Coaster Phoebe Wills-Grace during the Asia Pacific Championships