POLE vault and steeplechase are among the events for Saturday's second round of Athletics Victoria Shield League at Bendigo's track and field complex in Flora Hill.
Action starts at 1.30pm at the Retreat Road venue.
Athletes will be landing on the new mats after they soar to dizzying heights at pole vault.
The mats were bought through grants from the Bendigo Northern District Community Enterprise.
Athletes on the pole vault entry list are Bendigo Harriers' clubmates Geoff Jordan and Geoff Shaw, South Bendigo's Emma Orme, and Albury's Xavier Pitt.
There will be three flights of shot put, javelin and triple jump run throughout the afternoon.
First of the track events is sprint hurdles at distances of 110m, 100m, 90m and 80m.
Race walk is at 2000m or 5000m, although the longer distance is restricted to open, under-20 and under-18 men and women.
The 2000m walk is open to all groups, but those in open, under-20 and 18 can choose the shorter or longer distance.
The walks will be followed by the 100m showdowns.
Those to watch in the dash include South Bendigo's Oliver Muggleton, Eaglehawk's Kye Mason and Jorja Morrison, Bendigo Harriers' Caitlin Evans.
Three heats of the 1500m will be run.
A strong field in heat one includes University's Billy Meade, Eureka's Luke Padgham, South Bendigo's Genevieve Nihill, and the Tickell siblings, Zackery and Chelsea from South Bendigo AC.
Clubs will also vie for points in the 4 x 200m relay.
South Bendigo's line-up of Carol Coad, Joan Self, Annette Curtis and Peta Dawe broke the Centre's 60-plus record in last Saturday's 4 x 100m relay.
Distances for steeplechase are 3000m or 2000m.
Finale to the track events will be the 400m.
In heat one it will be Oliver Muggleton and South Bendigo clubmate Rhys Lias up against the Eaglehawk foursome of Kye Mason, Angus McKindlay, Kenan Seebah and Cameron Smith.
In the first of the women's heats, Eaglehawk's Laura Kadri will pit her skill in the one-lap contest against the likes of Hawks' clubmates Scarlett Southern and Jasmin Hurst, Harriers' Caitlin Evans, and the Guillou twins, Allie and Belle.
Flight two in javelin is likely to be a great duel between Eaglehawk's Lachlan Start and Angus McKindlay, Albury's Xavier Pitt and Harriers' Jake Gavriliadis.
A dual winner of the H.H. Hunter Athlete of the Year for Bendigo Region and a national open shot put champion, Emma Berg from South Bendigo will also contest javelin as will the Borough's Kye Mason and James Bentley who have racked up plenty of points for their club in track events.
The entry list is at 139 and includes athletes from Albury, Eureka, Old Scotch and Preston.
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