AIM HIGH: Toby Powers wants to represent Queensland.
AIM HIGH: Toby Powers wants to represent Queensland. Alistair Brightman

Powers sets his sights on Queensland triathlon team

GATORADE Series success and selection in Queensland Triathlon team for a 2018 national championship are at the top of triathlete Toby Powers' wishlist.

The 14-year-old Hervey Bay athlete was 12th in the Youth A category at the Super Sprint Race Weekend at Runaway Bay. But Powers, who has trained under Brian Harrington for the past two-and-a-half years, has his sights set high.

To earn that coveted maroon uniform, Powers said he had to improve his swim. Powers is a gifted cross country runner and has developed his bike skills, but he is often let down by the first leg of the triathlon.

"I have to work on my swim,” the Hervey Bay Triathlon Club member said.

"I've definitely gotten better with (Harrington). The training has helped me over all three disciplines.”

Powers won the 14-15 years age group in the Gatorade Series's fourth-round race at Raby Bay last week, and will next compete at Robina on January 14.

His focus will shift to the Qld School Sport Triathlon Championships at Hervey Bay on February 15-17, 2018.