SHOT put star Emma Berg has won the H.H. Hunter athlete of the year for the Bendigo Region for the 2018-19 athletics season.
The naming of the Gill family-sponsored award capped Friday night's awards presentation at Bendigo Club in Strathdale.
Emma's best of 14.24 metres won the open shot put at the Athletics Australia national championships in Sydney.
The 18-year-old, who competes for South Bendigo AC, hails from Swan Hill.
The Peter Barrett-coached athlete has earned selection in Australia's team to contest the Oceania championships in Townsville in June.
There were joint winners of the Alby Jack Memorial most outstanding junior male.
Eaglehawk sprint star Kye Mason and University's distance running ace Jayden Padgham were in hot form.
Kye won bronze in the under-18 100m and gold in the under-18 4 x 100m relay at the nationals in Sydney.
The young gun from Cohuna, who is coached by Terry Hicks, will race at the Oceania titles.
Jayden won gold in the under-15 3000m and 2000m steeplechase at the nationals.
The Anne Flack Memorial most outstanding junior female was University's Tullie Rowe.
Highs included racing the under-16s final at the Australian All-Schools cross-country in Queensland; and seventh in the Sarah Jamieson 1500m at the Zatopek meet.
The Neil MacDonald veteran athlete of the year was Geoff Shaw from Bendigo Harriers.
Shaw struck gold in the decathlon for the 70-plus class at last year's World Masters in Spain.
In December, Shaw scored an Australian Masters record of 7307 points as he won the 70-plus decathlon in Bendigo.
Eaglehawk sprinter Tim Sullivan earned the AWD Athlete of the Year title.
Outstanding achievement awards were presented to Eaglehawk high jumper Denise Snyder and University's cross-country champion Andy Buchanan.
The Geoff Major Rising Star was South Bendigo's jumps star James Woods.
James leapt 4.40m to win silver in the under-17 pole vault at the nationals in Sydney.
Charlie Nolan official of the year was Sam Graham.
Sally Conroy Memorial female contributor of the year was Pam Farnell.
Allen Stuchbery Memorial aggregate winners were South Bendigo's Carol Coad, 13593 points; and Eaglehawk's David Chisholm, 19314.
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