Kerry’s win makes it three National titles for the 2014 Sochi Olympian, which he did in commanding style winning both the short and free program. Brendan performed the first ever successful quad salchow by an Australian to open his free program.
With three Australian junior titles to her name, Craine can now add her first senior title to her trophy cabinet after winning the ladies event.
After the short program, 2014 Sochi Olympian Brooklee Han was in first place, with Craine in second, but the 16-year-old NSW skater reversed the tables in the free program. Craine recorded an overall score of 154.37 points to move into first place with Han a close 2.18 points behind in second.
Both Craine and Han landed triple lutzes in their programs.
1) Brendan Kerry (NSW) 183.28 Points
2) Cameron Hemmert (NSW) 147.58 Points
3) Andrew Dodds (QLD) 138.43 Points
1) Kailani Craine (NSW) 154.37 Points
2) Brooklee Han (VIC) 152.19 Points
3) Jaimee Nobbs (WA) 92.5 Points
IMAGE: Kailani Craine in action at the National Championshipsin Brisbane © Michael Santer