EAGLEHAWK'S Rhondda Dundas broke discus and hammer records in Saturday's fifth round of Athletics Victoria Shield League in Bendigo.
Competing in the 70-plus class, Dundas achieved a record-breaking feat of 18.02 metres at hammer throw at the Bendigo Regional Athletics Complex in Retreat Road, Flora Hill.
The Borough veteran hurled the discus to a mark of 13.89m which was almost a metre further than her previous best.
Field action began with the hammer throw in which Bendigo Harriers' rising star Hailey Stubbs was in top form.
A best of 38.13m surpassed her Bendigo under-14s record of 36.17 set two weeks earlier.
On the track, South Bendigo's Trudy Haines charged to another 50-plus record in the 300m hurdles.
Haines clocked 66.19 to beat 67.25 set in the AVSL's first round of the 2021-22 season on November 13.
Now racing for Eaglehawk, Damian Horan marked a memorable comeback.
Horan's time of 22.94 broke the Bendigo 35-plus record of 24.47 set by South Bendigo's Brendan Ward at Flora Hill on November 11, 2006.
Horan holds the Bendigo open and under-20s 200m record of 22.10 from January 27, 2002 when he was with South Bendigo.
The meet drew 121 competitors and involved athletes from Eaglehawk, Bendigo Harriers, South Bendigo, Bendigo University, Albury, Athletics Chilwell, Glenhuntly, Keilor St Bernards, Mornington, and Preston.
In the 800m, South Bendigo's Rhys Lias made a fast start and kept on going to win in 1:59. His seed time was 2:05.
Bendigo Harriers' clubmates Anne Buckley and Hunter Gill ran the 5000m in 21:26 and 21:42.
Albury's Xavier Pitt won the 100m in 12.58; improved pole vault by 20cm as he cleared 2.80; went 22cm higher at high jump for a best of 1.73m; hurled the discus 42.55m, and hit 5.32m at long jump.
Eight of nine in the 1500m walk lowered their seed time as Harriers' Tiffany Bussem-Jorgensen triumphed.
Other athletes to shine included South Bendigo's Oliver Muggleton, 200m and high jump; Bendigo Harriers' Abbey Conquer, 200m, and Jake Gavriliadis, long jump; Eaglehawk's Andrea Archibald, 100m, Cameron Smith at long jump, and Olivia Graham at hammer.
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