BENDIGO Harriers will aim to climb from eighth on the division two ladder as it invokes the PowerPlay at this Saturday night's round of Athletics Victoria Shield League action at Flora Hill.
The Harriers will be the last of the Flack Advisory Bendigo Region clubs to flick the PowerPlay switch in the competition's 10th round.
Under the PowerPlay format, clubs double their points tally.
Saturday's meet at the La Trobe University Bendigo Athletics Complex will start in twilight at 5.30pm and roll through under the new-look lights.
The program includes distance hurdles, 200m, 800m, 3000m, 4 x 100m relay, discus, hammer throw, triple jump, and high jump.
Non-scoring events this round are 1500m or 3000m walk, 100m, and pole vault.
Bendigo Harriers have a score of 157,932 and 28 premiership points to be in the promotion/relegation play-off zone.
The Harriers are up against the likes of Nunawading, 82 points; Doncaster 79; Mornington 78; Eaglehawk 74; Ringwood 61; Eureka 60; and Casey Cardinia 36.
Clubs yet to use the PowerPlay are Ringwood, and the 9th and 10th-placed Mentone 27, and Frankston 24.
Some of the Harriers' leading points-scorers this season include James Miller, Abbey Conquer, Anne Buckley, Logan Sandland, Daniel Baldwin, Geoff Jordan, Hunter Gill, Nyah Brits, Yvette Palmer, Tiffany Bussem-Jorgensen, and Eric Baker.
The Harriers also had the likes of Lachlan Carr, Bailey Cooper, Juliet Heah, Luke Matthews, Peter Cowell, Chelsea Tofful, Taine Lang, Alex and Xavier Pitt, Mychael Baker compete in the season's latest round.
In Premier Division, South Bendigo jumped to fourth after it used the PowerPlay in last Saturday's meet.
The Bloods are up against the likes of the powerful Athletics Essendon 92; Diamond Valley 75; Glenhuntly 72.
South Bendigo is next on 60 points and leads Geelong 56, Western Athletics 55, Athletics Chilwell 49, Box Hill 47, Sandringham 31, and Keilor St Bernards 24.
In division four, Bendigo University is seventh on 43 points.
Wyndham 97, and Ballarat YCW 92, are the division four pacesetters.
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