Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Poole Points to Day and Louis as the Rising Stars Day Break Coming Soon; Series Hope Matt Poole Gives Clubmate a Big Rap

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Poole Points to Day and Louis as the Rising Stars Day Break Coming Soon; Series Hope Matt Poole Gives Clubmate a Big Rap

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Byline: STEVE ZEMEK steve.zemek@scnews.com.au

SURF LIFESAVING: Mooloolaba ironman Matt Poole says it is only a matter of time before clubmate Ali Day racks up his maiden KelloggCOs Nutri-Grain Series win.

Day has been one of the most consistent performers in national ironman competition over the past year and a half. After taking out last yearCOs 2012 Coolangatta Gold and finishing second to Caine Eckstein in the 2011-12 Nutri-Grain series, Day has enjoyed a strong start this year to sit in third spot going into tomorrowCOs third round in Portsea.

He has finished runner-up in four rounds Co twice in 2011-12 and in the first two rounds this season Co but somewhat remarkably has never found himself at the top of the dais.

DAY was particularly unlucky in round two in Newcastle a fortnight ago when he was the standout competitor all day but was pipped by Poole in the dying stages.

Day, who had won the first four races, found himself out front in the fifth and deciding event before a wave swept Poole forward and allowed him to beat his clubmate in a sprint up the beach. …

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