Runners invade Cricket Willow

THE next leg in the Victorian Athletics League's gift season is on Saturday at Cricket Willow near Shepherds Flat.

Feature event will be the $2000 Telstra Daylesford Gift (100m).

Epsom's Glenn Stephens won the Daylesford Gift in 2008 and will be back on the track off 12.25m in heat five.

After starting the year by winning the open 400m at Maryborough's Princes Park, Strathfieldsaye's Mitchell Hocking has nominated for the open 400m at Daylesford.

Hocking will race off the 19m mark. Training partner Lonain Burnett is on 24m.

Contenders for the open 400m include Adam Coote and Glenn Stephens.

Both have won the Black Opal 400m at the Bendigo International Madison.

Caitlyn Hocking will contest the women's 400m at Cricket Willow.

Other Bendigo athletes on the entry list for the Daylesford meeting are Jacob Nolan, Kerrieanne Hocking, Jack Dooley, Greg Hilson and sons Jake and Kyle, Jessica O'Hara, Adam Parker, Dane Heiden, Daniel Ryan, Peter and Phil Noden.

First event at the Dayleford Gift is at noon. 

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