Bendigo’s Will Noden raced to fourth place in the under-14 class at Little Athletics Victoria’s cross-country championships on Saturday.
Hundreds of athletes from many parts of Victoria competed at Bundoora Park.
Noden, 14, raced the 3km distance on the testing layout.
Just six days before his LAV hit-out, Noden won the Bendigo Athletics Club’s race at Crusoe Reservoir near Kangaroo Flat.
Little Athletics centres represented in the cross-country action included Maryborough, Swan Hill, Geelong, Gisborne, Ballarat, Portland, Traralgon and many more.
The day’s program at Bundoora was 1km for under-7 and under-8, 1.5km for under-9 and under-10, 2km for under-11 and under-12, and 3km for under-13 to under-15.