THE Guillou twins, Allie and Belle are among the contenders for the Sally Conroy Memorial 200m to be run at this weekend’s Bendigo International Madison athletics and cycling carnival.
Clubmates at South Bendigo, Allie and Belle are coached by their father, Claude, and their mother, Jackie has competed in this season’s Athletics Bendigo track action.
Competition manager for Athletics Bendigo Peter Barrett said a lot of in-form runners will be in the dash for glory in the 39th edition of the event.
“Abbey Conquer won last year’s final and will be a strong chance to go back-to-back,” Barrett said.
Kenan Seebah is one of Eaglehawk’s young stars and will race from the eight metre mark in the second of three heats.
“Kenan is from Mauritius and performed well in Shield competition all season,” said Barrett.
Daniel Baldwin from Bendigo Harriers is a talented hurdler and ran well in the sprints later in the season.
His opponents in the first heat include multiple Paralympic champion Tim Sullivan, from Eaglehawk Athletics Club, and the experienced Geoff Jordan and Ross Douglas.
It will be father against son in heat two as Greg and Kyle Hilson start from 23m and 31m.
A runner to watch in heat three will be Nyah Brits, from Bendigo Harriers.
“Nyah is an unknown quantity at 200 metres, but really quick in 100 metres,” said Barrett.
Heats will be run from 3.10pm on Saturday, and the final at 3.54pm on Sunday.
Draw for the Sally Conroy Memorial 200m:
Heat one: Daniel Baldwin, BH 5; Tim Sullivan, Eh 18; Aaron Norton, SB 21; Jorja Van Den Berg, Uni. 26; Geoff Jordan, BH 29; Ross Douglas, Uni. 36; Belle Guillou, SB 41; Leah Langtree, Eh 50.
Heat two: Kenan Seebah, Eh 8; Anastazia Robinson, Eh 21; Greg Hilson, SB 23; Jorja Peace, BH 27; Kyle Hilson, SB 31; Allie Guillou, SB 36; Ebony Whiley, Eh 49.
Heat three: Luke Matthews, BH 10; Abbey Conquer, BH 21; Niah Langtree,
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