Exciting finish on aths track

THE latest run in Athletics Bendigo's Tuesday Run series ended in a dramatic finish between Richard Gliesner and Matthew Heislers.

After leading for most of the 5km race, Heislers was overtaken in the last 10 metres by Gliesner.

A field of 18 contested the 5km race at the La Trobe University Bendigo athletics complex in Flora Hill.

Heislers, 15, ran an outstanding 5000m to eclipse the long-standing record of 16:20.8 for under-16 athletes set by Scott Boxshall in 1989.

The Eaglehawk YMCA Athletics Club member crossed the line at LUBAC in 16:20.1.

Heislers set a new mark for the under-16 3km at last week's Australian Junior titles in Sydney.

Times forTuesday's runs:

5km: Richard Gliesner  16.19, Matthew Heislers  16.20.1, Peter Rice  16.55, Darren Hartland  17.58, Trevor Kelly  18.00, Andrew Creer  18.13, Alexander Evans  18.31, Andrew Meyers  19.06, Scott Baxter  19.26, Ingrid Douglas  21.05, David Stockman  21.12, David Heislers 21.26, Rob Clark  21.29, Yvette Tuohey  21.22, Hunter Gill  22.06, Anne-Marree Reid  24.10, Jason Kalms  24.17.

3km: Spencer Evans  13.31, Emilly Heislers  15.19.

Meanwhile, because of the Melbourne Track Classic there will be no Athletics Bendigo competition at LUBAC this Saturday afternoon.

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