Athletes to take on state's best

BENDIGO'S talented little athletes will be aiming for personal best performances when they head to Melbourne for the state championships this weekend.

Almost 50 youngsters from the city will take on Victoria's best track and field competitors, with dozens of medals on offer in jumps, throws, running and race-walking events.

They will compete at Lakeside Stadium in Albert Park on Saturday and Sunday.

The state championships cater for athletes from under-9 to under-15, with the top 24 from regional events qualifying for the finals.  

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