GOLD medal-winning feats by Emma Berg and James Woods capped a superb campaign for Flack Advisory Bendigo Region athletes at last week's Oceania Region titles in Townsville.
The reigning national shot put champion, Emma Berg won gold in the under-20 shot put on Friday.
In Townsville, Berg achieved a best mark of 13.80 metres.
Four of her six attempts with the 4kg shot surpassed the 13m mark.
The star from Swan Hill competes with South Bendigo Athletics Club and earned the H.H. Hunter Athlete of the Year for Bendigo Region in 2018-19.
South Bendigo clubmate James Woods returned from Townsville with a gold and silver medal in his kit bag.
Woods led off Regional Australia's run in the under-18 4 x 100m relay on Friday.
The Kyabram teenager and his team-mates raced to victory in 45.11 seconds ahead of Tonga as Australia's team did not finish.
Earlier in the week, Woods cleared 4.50 metres to win silver in the under-18 pole vault.
His feat equalled the Bendigo residential record for under-17 and under-18 level held by Jemuel Pryse, and the under-20 record jointly held by the Pryse brothers, Blake and Jemuel from Bendigo Harriers.
A busy campaign for Woods in Townsville's heat and humidity included the high jump.
His best leap of 1.88m earned fourth place.
A star in cross country or on the track, Andy Buchanan from Bendigo University represented Australia for the first time at the Oceania titles.
Buchanan ran the open 5000m in 14:19.53 to claim bronze.
His focus now switches to this Sunday's running of the Gold Coast half-marathon.
Another of Bendigo Region's rising stars, Kye Mason competed in Townsville in the under-18 100m.
A torn hamstring about 15 metres from the finish brought an abrupt and disappointing end to his meet.
From Cohuna, Mason crossed the line in a time of 11.91 seconds.
He was a key runner in Eaglehawk's charge to being number one at this year's Victoria Country track and field titles in Bendigo.
Mason clocked a brilliant time of 10.80 to lead the 100m rankings for Bendigo Region in the 2018-19 season.
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