A NEWCOMER to Bendigo Harriers, Rebecca Soulsby broke several shot put records in Saturday's fourth round of Athletics Victoria Shield League in Bendigo.
Soulsby's mark of 9.06 metres broke the Centre and Residential records for 30-plus pre veteran, 35-plus Masters, and 40-plus Masters.
The 30-plus and 35-plus records had been held by Wendy Ryan since 1993 when Flack Advisory Bendigo Region meets were at Epsom.
South Bendigo's Jane Norton set a mark of 8.73m for the 40-plus class on January 26, 2019 at the Latrobe University Bendigo athletics complex in Flora Hill.
More records were equalled or set by Eaglehawk clubmates James Bentley and Kathryn Heagney.
After being sidelined for several weeks by a foot injury, Bentley showed he is back in form as he ran the 400m in 50.43 seconds.
The feat by the Moama teenager kicked off session three which was for non-AVSL points.
Bentley equalled the Centre record for under-17 set by South Bendigo's Jake Hilson on December 22, 2015.
Three records for the one-lap dash are now held by Bentley - under-15s mark of 51.94 set in February, 2019; under-16s of 50.92 from November, 2019.
A great afternoon for Bentley included the best mark of 10.28m at shot put, and a time of 11.63 in the 100m which was won by Shepparton's Antonio Vaitohi in 11.29 from Eaglehawk's Angus McKindlay, 11.60.
Now competing in the 70-plus class, Kahryn Heagney added to her record tally in the 100m, 800m, and shot put.
Heagney ran brilliant times of 3:27.87 in the 800m, and 18.14 in the 100m.
A mark of 5.38m at shot put was another highlight for her and the Borough line-up in its quest to be among the top two in division two. Heagney's score of 1138 points earned 37th place in the Most Valuable Athlete standings for the round.
The Hawks racked up 23,903 points to be second in division two as Chilwell, 25,521 led the way. Stars for Eaglehawk were Terry Hicks, David Chisholm, Jorja Morrison, Scarlet Southern, William Beaton and Rosy Marsh.
South Bendigo scored 14,284 to be 10th in premier division where James Woods, 1181 points; Joan Self, 1136; and Emma Orme, 1027; featured in the top 100 of the MVA. Bendigo Harriers was second in division three on 11,554 points as Wyndham, 13,378, was number one.
Bendigo University scored 1187 points in division four.
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