Western Australian breaks jump record at Oceania Masters athletics championships

WESTERN Australia's Greg Wilson broke a state record as he cleared 1.46m in the high jump at Saturday's start to the Oceania Masters athletics championships in Bendigo.

Vying for gold in the 65-69 years decathlon, Wilson will start day two on top of the leader board.

His leap of 1.46m was 36 centimetres higher than nearest rival Vasyl Shuter in the all-Australian contest for the 65-69 years decathlon.

There were many outstanding performances on the opening day of the nine-day Oceania Masters being run at the La Trobe University Bendigo athletics complex in Flora Hill.

At 86-years-young, Rad Leovic showed great skill in the 100m, long jump, shot put, high jump and 400m.

Rad has scored 2326 points and still has the 80m hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1500m to complete his campaign.

The decathletes are at the halfway mark going into Sunday's finale, and those in heptathlon still have three disciplines to complete.

Hepathlon disciplines for the Masters athletes to be contested on Sunday are long jump, javelin and 800m.

The championships incorporated Athletics Bendigo's multi-event titles.

Bendigo Harriers' clubmates Jemuel Pryse and Declan Rochford are separated by just 12 points as they warm up for long jump, javelin and 1500m on Sunday.

The track action on Sunday at LUBAC starts at 10am.

The 10km walk in Rosalind Park, near the city centre, begins at 8am.

Scores after day one in the Oceania Masters decathlons and pentathlons:

Decathlon, 30-34 years: Mathew Brooks (Australia) 1936.

Decathlon, 40-44 years: Geoff Jordan (Australia) 1767.

Decathlon, 45-49 years: Shawn Hennig (Australia) 2950.

Decathlon, 50-54 years: Bruce Solomon (New Zealand) 3215, Tim McGrath (Australia) 2899, Dave Varley (Australia) 2661, William Barker (Australia) 2351, Tony Dell (Australia) 1467.

Decathlon, 55-59 years: Greg Simpson (Australia) 1904, Terry Hicks (Australia) 1736, withdrew after shot put.

Decathlon, 60-64 years: John Neale (Australia) 1296.

Decathlon, 65-59 years: Greg Wilson (Australia) 2418, Vasyl Shuter (Australia) 2265, Viddy Jermacans (Australia) 1802, Raminder Singh (Australia) 995.

Decathlon, 75-79 years: Donald Chamers (Australia) 2892.

Decathlon, 85-89 years: Rad Leovic (Australia), 2326.

Heptathlon 40-44 years: Lee-Anne Grosvenor (Australia) 2257, Vicki Cobby (Australia) 1967, Toni Phillips (Australia) 1839.

Heptathlon 50-54 years: Michele Hossack (Australia) 2944.

Heptathlon 55-59 years: Alex Lloyd (Australia) 2842, Christine Bridle (Australia) 2585.

Heptathlon, 65-69 years: Jean Hampson (Australia) 2376.

Standings in Athletics Bendigo's multi-event championships:

Decathlon, open: Jack Dooley (South Bendigo) 2595, Josh Pickthall (South Bendigo) 2089, Liam Dell (Richmond Harriers) 1668, Brendan Dell (Richmond Harriers) 1657.

Under-20 women's heptathlon: Laura Collins (Wodonga) 2045, Morgan Power (Eaglehawk) 1965, Miranda Williams (Wodonga) 1593.

Under-18 girls heptathlon: Rebekah Lock (Eaglehawk) 1977.

Under-16 girls heptathlon: Brandy Galvin (Wodonga) 2353, Brooke Wilson (Wodonga) 2141, Allison Williams (Wodonga) 1989, Zoe Chapman (Wodonga) 1787.

Under-16 boys heptathlon: Jemuel Pryse (Bendigo Harriers) 2119, Declan Rochford (Bendigo Harriers) 2107, Jackson Whiley (Wodonga) 1589.

Final standings in AB multi-event titles:

Under-14 girls pentathlon: Bree Heiden (South Bendigo) 1809.

Under-14 boys pentathlon: Cooper Saunders (Bendigo Harriers) 1816, Tobi Gilmour (Wodonga) 1588.

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