CATS name their male and female triathletes of the year

The Cobar Athletics & Triathlon Squad (CATS) club held their end of season presentations on Sunday night at the Cobar Bowling & Golf Club with Chris Powell and Tammy Watson named the club’s Triathletes of the Year.

Powell pipped Alistair Travis for the men’s title, while Bourke competitor Watson, beat Cobar’s Trudy Griffiths for the 2016/2017 Female Triathlete of the Year title.

Raymond Jones was named the Junior Triathlete of the Year with Chad Buckman the runner-up.

Jones also collected the club’s Most Improved award after he shaved off more than 15 minutes in total from his previous best short course time.

Club president Zoë Harland said the 2016/2017 season had been the club’s most successful to date with 70 athletes, 51 seniors and 19 juniors, registering this season.

She said it was pleasing to see a number of new course records set and re-set over the season and hoped it would continue next season.