Records fall in hammer duels

HAMMER records were broken by Karly Mitchell and Liam Campbell at Athletics Bendigo's track and field meet on Saturday.

A field of 15 competing in the upgraded cage included South Bendigo's Tim Driesen, a multiple national hammer champion.

Driesen's best on Saturday at the La Trobe University Bendigo athletics complex in Flora Hill was 68.34m.

He competed in the hammer throw at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games and was back where his athletics career began many years ago.

Bendigo Harriers' young star Karly Mitchell broke the under-16 girls' hammer record as she set a mark of 45.70m.

South Bendigo's Liam Campbell hurled the hammer 32.31m, a new centre under-14 boys' record.

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