Everett charges to Kitt Memorial triumph

Isaac Everett after his win in the Richard Kitt Memorial.

Isaac Everett after his win in the Richard Kitt Memorial.

Huntly teenager Isaac Everett scored the biggest win of his short athletics career when he won the Richard Kitt Memorial at the Bendigo International Madison carnival on Saturday night.

Everett, racing off 70 seconds, produced a well-timed run to defeat David Heislers and Craig Green in the 1500m event.

Everett ran an impressive time of 4 minutes and 38 seconds.

“Craig (Green) my coach and I were off the same mark and the plan was to stick together and then see what we had left with a lap to go,’’ Everett said.

“It worked out well.”

Everett only took up running this season and the move has paid dividends.

The 17-year-old finished on top of the distance series aggregate table and finished fourth in the final.

“I did Little Athletics for a year about a decade ago, but then played Aussie Rules,’’ Everett said.

“I gave up Aussie Rules to give athletics a go and I feel as though it was a good choice.”

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