Van Ruiswyk notches Tuesday Night Series second win

THE consistent Alex Van Ruiswyk raced to another victory in the latest heat of the Adam Parker Electrical Tuesday Night Series for athletes at the Flora Hill track.

Victorious in the 3km run on December 12, Van Ruiswyk triumphed at the distance for the second time this season at the Latrobe University Bendigo athletics complex.

A delay in the upgrade of the LUBAC track meant a field of 12 raced at Retreat Road.

Racing on invitational basis, Van Ruiswyk achieved a time of 10:16.09 as University’s Russell Jenkins was runner-up from clubmate Andrew Creer.

Some of Van Ruiswyk’s results in this summer’s Tuesday Night Series include second in the 5000m on January 30 and 3000m on January 2, and third in the 3000m raced on November 28.

Results from Tuesday night’s 3000m:

Alex Van Ruiswyk 30, Invitation 10:16.09;

Russell Jenkins 56, University 10:27.87;

Andrew Creer 46, Uni. 10:48.23;

Peter Curtis 24, South Bendigo 11:06.58;

Craig Green 50, Uni. 11:13.18;

Trevor Kelly 58, Eaglehawk 11:48.90;

David Heislers 52, Uni. 12:05.11;

Harley Hayes 22, SB 12:38.78;

Charles Chambers 64, Uni. 12:53.15;

Hunter Gill 69, Bendigo Harriers 13:36.44;

Frances Walsh 54, Uni. 14:43.28;

Grace Bannon 29, Inv. 15:02.34.

Meanwhile, the Athletics Australia Track and Field Championships began on Thursday on the Gold Coast.

The Bendigo region is being  represented by South Bendigo’s Teleah Hayes, University’s Andy Buchanan and Bendigo Harriers’ Joseph Baldwin.