HURDLES, high jump and relay records tumbled as Flack Advisory Bendigo Region hosted its 12th and final round of Athletics Victoria Shield League for 2019-20 on Saturday at Flora Hill.
Last event on the Latrobe University Bendigo athletics complex track for the afternoon was the 4 x 200m relay.
In the second heat, Eaglehawk young guns Alec Colturi, James Bentley, Harry Roberts and Kenan Seebah charged to victory in 1:37.79.
Their feat broke the Centre record of 1:38.3 for the under-17s set by South Bendigo at Epsom in 1988.
The Hawks line-up of Antony Langdon, Chris Kadri, Terry Hicks and David Chisholm broke the 50-plus record as they clocked 1:51.67 in the same race as their younger clubmates.
The previous best of 1:55 was set by the Bendigo Harriers line-up of Neil Macdonald, Steve Campbell, Garnet Rodda and John Justice in 2002 at Flora Hill.
Saturday's track action began with the distance hurdles.
Terry Hicks raced the clock as he was the sole competitor in the 300m.
The gun veteran clocked 51.99 to break the 60-plus record of 54.54 he set at LUBAC on Australia Day in 2019.
Another of the region's long-time and most versatile athletes, Greg Hilson from South Bendigo AC starred in Saturday's high jump.
A leap of 1.57m by Hilson surpassed the 50-plus mark of 1.56 achieved by Terry Hicks in 2007.
The Centre's record-holder for high jump at open and under-20 level, Joseph Baldwin marked a return to Bendigo by leaping 2.15m on Saturday.
Now competing with Melbourne University, Baldwin cleared 2.18m in February, 2017 as he starred for Bendigo Harriers.
There were many more highlights as clubs built their points tally to stay in the race for promotion or avoid relegation in Shield League standings.
University Athletics Club racked up 11,700 points to be third in the division four race in round 12.
Among the highs for Uni was the 3000m in which the Buckell twins, Matt and Ned were first and third in 9:17 and 9:42 and another Uni athlete, Stephen Van Rees was runner-up in 9:31.
In the walks action, Eaglehawk's Wendy Ennor achieved a season-best of 12:10 in the 1500m event.
Eaglehawk was third in the division two standings on Saturday as Bendigo Harriers were ninth.
Highs for the Harriers were Daniel Baldwin racing to victory in the 400m hurdles in 58.07 seconds.
The teenager was just four-hundredths of a second shy of the Centre record at under-18s level.
Harriers' clubmate Hunter Gill ran the 3000m in a season-best of 13:47, a 31-second improvement on his seed time.
A twilight meet will be run at Flora Hill next Friday from 6pm.
Feature event will be the 4 x 1500m championships.
Other events on the non-Shield program include sprint hurdles, 1500m or 3000m walk, 100m, 4 x 100m relay, 3000m or 5000m, 400m, shot put, javelin, long jump, and pole vault.