CLASSY veterans David Chisholm and Brett Gilligan were in hot form at Saturday’s seventh round of Athletics Victoria shield action run by Flack Advisory Bendigo Region in Flora Hill.
Chisholm’s leap of 10.56 metres at triple jump broke the Centre record for the 50-plus age group.
Flight one of shot put action was highlighted by Gilligan’s mark of 10.50m and a Centre record for the 40-plus class.
The Bendigo Harriers president and successful coach achieved the second-best distance in the afternoon’s shot put action.
In the sprint action, Eaglehawk’s Kye Mason blitzed the 100m and 200m.
Mason ran the 100m in 10.80 seconds and the 200m in 22.07 which would have broken the Centre records for under-17 to open.
Both races were run in wind readings of 2.6 and 3.8 respectively. The wind must be two or less to be declared legal.
South Bendigo’s James Woods achieved a personal best of four metres at pole vault.
Fastest in the women’s 100m was Eaglehawk’s Anastazia Robinson, 12.96, as Gretel Holmes ran the 200m in 26.47 to add to the Harriers winning run.
In the 800m, Jack Popplestone from South Bendigo took out heat one in 2:09.03 ahead of Bendigo Harriers duo Lonain Burnett, 2:10.47, and Riley Osborne, 2:10.78.
University’s Tullie Rowe overtook Bendigo Harriers’ Peter Cowell on the finishing straight in heat three.
Others to impress in the 800m were South Bendigo’s Nicholas Alexander, and husband-wife Ross and Melissa Douglas as they won heats five and six.
South Bendigo’s Taryn Furletti warmed up for next weekend’s Australian All Schools to be contested in Cairns by winning the 3000m duel at Flora Hill in 10:44.50.
The finale to the track action was the 1600m sprint medley. In a feat rarely seen at LUBAC, University’s three teams were the only ones to compete.
The line-up of Ross Douglas, Max Rowe, Tanner Fear and David Heislers raced to victory in 5:09.
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