Lana Rogers claimed third place in the final round of the Nutri-Grain Ironwoman Series. She got a podium in every Round of the Series. Photo Harvpix
Lana Rogers claimed third place in the final round of the Nutri-Grain Ironwoman Series. She got a podium in every Round of the Series. Photo Harvpix

Rogers eager to continue charge in other formats

SURF LIFESAVING: With a remarkable Nutri-Grain Ironwoman Series behind her, Lana Rogers says she’s eager to continue her charge in the surf with plenty of team events and individual disciplines.

The Noosa Heads lifesaver had already sealed the series title in the previous round but pushed herself one last time to claim third in the fifth and final battle yesterday.

It was a fitting finish, with Rogers claiming podium results throughout the entire series

She was ecstatic to cap the series with another solid effort during the survival format at North Cronulla.

“It was a bit tough today, not going to lie. I didn’t feel the best but I finished with a podium and I’m very happy with that,” she said.

“I’ve got a lot of people on my side, so I’m really thankful for that.

“It (series) was all about consistency and I wanted a top-five finish (in final round) and I got a third, so it means everything.”

Rogers didn’t just earn her maiden ironwoman series this season, but took out the iconic Coolangatta Gold in the process.

“It (ironwoman title) wasn’t really a dream yet, I thought it was a dream in the longer run of my career and I can’t believe I got the double,” she said.

Kendrick Louis won his first Nutri-Grain ironman crown after finishing fourth in the final round.

Fellow Coaster Tiarrn Raymond finished the Nutri-Grain Ironwoman Series in eighth, with Maddy Dunn in ninth, Jordan Mercer in 17th, Bay Wildin-Snedden 19th.

Pathway athletes Tayla Halliday and Tiarnee Massie finished in 13th and 22nd respectively.

As a pathway athlete, they only competed in a limited number of events due to others pulling out.

Massie debuted in the Series on Sunday.

In the men, Alexandra Headland’s Cooper Williams finished 19th.

Now, after dedicating months of work into the iron format, Rogers was eager to focus her efforts into team events and solo disciplines.

“I haven’t been doing that for the past summer, so I’m looking forward to the back end of the season and to be doing more team events and more individuals. I’m excited about that,” she said.

The 23-year-old will contest the Murphy Homes Maroochy Classic Carnival this weekend.