MOAMA teenager James Bentley achieved a record-breaking run in the first of the 400m heats run at the Bendigo region meet on Saturday.
Racing in the Eaglehawk colours, Bentley powered to the line in 51.94 seconds.
The 14-year-old broke the centre record of 52.37 for the under-15 age group held by Ben Powell, from Bendigo Harriers, since December 22, 2015.
Bentley also beat the residential record of 51.95 set by Bendigo University’s Lochie O’Brien at Sydney’s Homebush Stadium in March, 2014.
The record-breaking run by Joan Self at the La Trobe University Bendigo athletics complex in Flora Hill kept on rolling.
Self’s mark of 21.69 seconds in the 80m hurdles is a Centre record for the 50-plus class.
The 12th round of Athletics Victoria shield action drew 93 starters to LUBAC in Retreat Road.
Many athletes were in great form.
Eaglehawk’s Jamie Harrison and Laura Kadri were fastest in the 100m and 400m duels.
It was a Two Blues trifecta in the first of the 100m as Harrison won in 11.57 seconds from Brayden Hall, 11.91, and James Bentley, 12.11.
Kadri and club-mate Denise Snyder had a great duel in the 100m dash as they clocked times of 13.75 and 13.83.
One-hundredth of a second was the margin between heat four winner Kathryn Heagney, from Eaglehawk and South Bendigo’s Jackie Guillou.
Melbourne University’s Matthew Schepisi was a runaway winner of the 1500m in 4:25.
The 2000m steeplechase was taken out by Bendigo University’s Jayden Padgham as Lachlan Carr from Bendigo Harriers won the 3000m contest.
South Bendigo young guns Oliver Muggleton, Liam Gay, Nicholas Alexander and Sebastyn Andrea teamed up to win the 4 x 100m relay in just under 52 seconds.
The javelin was marked by an exciting battle between Harriers’ Bailey Cooper, 41.57m, and University’s Anthony Messerle, 41.01m.
Eaglehawk’s Siobhan Thompson hurled the javelin past the 30 metre mark.
The Coopers, Mackenzie and Bailey were best at shot put, 9.98m and 9.74m, as Denise Snyder led the women’s competition on 8.43m.
The in-form James Woods was just shy of the six metre mark at long jump.