TALENTED teenager Logan Sandland broke the Victoria Country record for the under-14 age group in the hammer throw at the Flack Advisory Bendigo Region's athletics meet on AFL grand final eve.
A mark of 57.26 metres at hammer throw by 13-year-old Sandland also broke the residential and centre records at the All-Comers meet held at the Latrobe University Bendigo athletics complex in Flora Hill.
From Albury, Sandland is now competing with Bendigo Harriers and made a superb start at a meet which was a warm-up to this Saturday's start to Athletics Victoria's shield action.
Athletes to contest the hammer were Ringwood's Narelle Messerle, 20.96m; Preston's Donna Marie-Elms, 15.53m; Coburg's Tracy Colbert, 14.17m; and Eaglehawk's Toni Phillips, 12.10m.
Fastest in the 100m was South Bendigo's James Woods in 11.83 ahead of Bendigo Harriers' David Morrissey, 12.53, and Eaglehawk's David Chisholm, 12.91.
Gretel Holmes from Bendigo Harriers took out the first of the women's 100m heats in 13.33 from clubmates Nyah Brits, 13.50, and Jorja Peace, 14.05.
Other heat winners were South Bendigo's Keely Trew, 13.90, and Eaglehawk's Toni Phillips, 15.69.
The 1500m drew plenty of starters.
Bendigo Harriers' veteran Phil Noden dominated the race as he charged to the line in a time of 4:40.51 as clubmate Mychael Baker was runner-up in 5:06.09 and South Bendigo's Aaron Norton clocked a time of 5:20 to be third.
Fastest female was South Bendigo's Taryn Furletti in 5:26 to be fourth overall from clubmate Greg Hilson, 5:35, and Tiffany Bussem-Jorgensen from Bendigo Harriers in 5:40.
In the 400m action, Keely Trew capped a great day by winning heat one in 1:06.
South Bendigo's Jake Hilson broke the 53-second mark as he won the 400m in 52.65 from Eaglehawk's David Chisholm, 1:00.33, and Gretel Holmes from Bendigo Harriers in 1:01.
Tiffany Bussem-Jorgensen ran the 800m in a time of 2:45.78 as South Bendigo's Anna de Vrieze, 2:50, and Preston's Rebecca Kane, 3:25, also ran well.
There were many outstanding feats in the field events.
South Bendigo's James Woods soared to a mark of 1.90m at high jump and cleared 4.40m at pole vault.
A memorable day for Logan Sandland included a best of 14.41m to win the first flight of shot put from South Bendigo's reigning national champion Emma Berg, 13.70, and Eaglehawk's David Chisholm, 9.20m.
David Chisholm leapt to the best mark of 10.25m at triple jump as Keely Trew, 9.69m, and Bendigo Harriers' Nyah Brits, 9.38m, also performed well.
A World Masters decathlon champion, Geoff Shaw from Bendigo Harriers showed his javelin skill as he reached a best mark of 20.95m and South Bendigo's Jemma Norton reached 17.58m.
Best at javelin were Emma Berg, 32.63m, and Logan Sandland, 31.79m.
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