Plays of the week on the Sunshine Coast sports scene
TIA-CLAIR Toomey muscled up at the World Crossfit Games in California. After five days of competition, which included a series of gruelling events, she was adjudged the second fittest woman on Earth. She’s now bound for the Rio Olympics, where she will compete in weightlifting.
THE Sunshine Coast Falcons kept their season alive with an impressive 28-16 victory over the Tweed Heads Seagulls at Gympie. In front of a keen crowd as part of Country Week, the Falcons won its ninth match from 19 outings to be in seventh place on the 14-team state league ladder.
CANBERRA’S Mark Bourne was crowned the King of the Mountain at the annual race at Pomona. The 32-year-old produced a great turn of foot on the descent to pull away from the field. He’s now got his sights on the World Mountain Running Championships in Bulgaria in September.
THE Noosa Dolphins are a class above all others in the local rugby union competition. The northerners clinched the A-grade minor premiership with four rounds remaining and are in with a genuine chance of getting through the season with an unblemished record. It’s won 13 on the trot.
THE Roos closed on the QFA North minor premiership with a 65-point win over Noosa at Noosaville. The Maroochydore-based side is atop the ladder after 13 outings and there is three rounds remaining. It will meet second-placed Mayne in the last round.