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MICHAEL Lenaghan did it in 1981, and now Kristan Height has the chance to do so a quarter-of-a-century later – win a Michelsen Medal and play in a Sandhurst premiership team in the same season.
Star Dragons’ midfielder/forward Height won the Michelsen Medal on Sunday night with 24 votes to add to his previous wins in the Ovens and Murray’s Morris Medal (2014) and Goulburn Valley league’s Morrison Medal (2010).
With the Dragons to play Golden Square in the BFNL grand final on Saturday, Height has the opportunity to add a premiership medal to his Michelsen Medal.
It’s a feat that has only been achieved 11 times since the Michelsen Medal was first awarded in 1952.
Golden Square’s Tony Southcombe is the only player to have achieved the feat twice in 1972 and 1975, while Lenaghan is the only Sandhurst player with the Michelsen-premiership double.
Michelsen Medal – premiership medal double:
1960 – Kevin Parks (Kyneton).
1962 – Ray Willett (Rochester).
1971 – Greg Kennedy (Eaglehawk).
1972 – Tony Southcombe (Golden Square).
1975 – Tony Southcombe (Golden Square).
1979 – Eric Pascoe (Golden Square).
1981 – Michael Lenaghan (Sandhurst).
1984 – Gary Mountjoy (Northern United).
2003 – Matt Fitzgerald (Gisborne).
2005 – Luke Saunders (Gisborne).
2008 – Shannon Milward (Eaglehawk).