Taylor Kroyer has won the Female Youth (15-16) division at the 2017-2018 Australian Youth and Junior Triathlon Series with an impressive final round performance, completing a trifecta of wins in the series and also securing the Australian Youth Championships national title with her points tally.
Held in Perth on the Labour Day weekend, the final round comprised of a 350m swim, 12km bike ride and 2.5km run. Taylor’s dominance in the series, which was staged over the course of three months, culminated in a seven point lead over her nearest competition from Queensland.
A Year 10 student at Corpus Christi, Taylor manages to balance school with her training regime and competition schedule. Asked about her success, Taylor said ‘as much of triathlon is an individual sport, there are many people who have helped me get to where I am. My coach Steven Gleeson has helped me so much in my training and preparation for all of my races. My triathlon club Breakyourlimits, has opened me up to so many amazing opportunities. My teammates push me at every training session and together we create amazing memories. My swim coach Brian Kempson has given up his time to push me in early morning sessions. My parents are extremely supportive and push me to strive for my goals. Without the help of all these people, I wouldn’t be able to have achieved this level of success.’
James Howard, Sports Coordinator, at Corpus added that ‘Taylor is such a hard-working and focussed young lady. She puts up her hand to represent the College whenever her hectic schedule allows. She goes about everything in a polite and unassuming way. Taylor is super athlete with a wonderful attitude and we are proud to call her one of our own’
Next season, Taylor will compete in the Female Junior (17-19) division of the competition.