BENDIGO Harriers’ sprint star Abbey Conquer did just that in her 100m and 400m heats at Saturday’s fourth round of the Flack Advisory Bendigo Region’s track and field season.
Conquer has dominated in the opening four weeks of the Welcome Back Series run at the Latrobe University Bendigo athletics complex in Retreat Road, Flora Hill.
Racing with a wind reading of 2.5 in the 100m, Conquer charged to the line in 12.88 seconds to win from clubmates Caitlin Evans, 13.00, and Gretel Holmes, 13.35.
A highlight of session three was the 400m heats.
Conquer took out the first of the women’s events in 1:02.08 from South Bendigo’s Belle Guillou, 1:05.19, and Eaglehawk’s Scarlett Southern, 1:05.42.
An athlete who has achieved the rare feat of being a Bendigo Thousand 120m and Black Opal 400m champion in Bendigo International Madison history, Glenn Stephens competed at Saturday’s meet.
Racing for Eaglehawk, Stephens ran a time of 13.28 in his 100m heat as clubmate William Beaton won in 12.33.
The heat included the Hawks’ Tim Sullivan, a multiple gold medallist across three Paralympic Games.
Cohuna’s Kye Mason marked his return to competition at LUBAC by racing in the 100m.
It was a closely-fought finish between Mason, racing for Eaglehawk, and South Bendigo’s James Woods as they clocked times of 11.48 and 11.64.
Earlier in the afternoon, Eaglehawk’s Angus McKindlay won his 100m heat in 11.72 from clubmates Alec Colturi, 11.75, and Kenan Seebah, 11.75.
South Bendigo’s Oliver Muggleton added to his winning run as he took out the first of the 400m heats in 51.52 from Eureka’s Luke Pagdham, 52.01.
The multi-talented James Woods starred at long jump, 6.49m; and 42.32m.
Others to excel at long jump were Collingwood’s Hunter Staples, 6.11m; Alec Colutri, 5.86m; Monique Gavriliadis 4.94m and Abbey Hromenko, 4.82m.
Best at javelin included Angus McKindlay, 38.79m; South Bendigo’s Emma Berg, 32.04m; and Jorja Hill, 29.04m.
Discus was won by Beaton, 26.77m, from Hawks’ clubmate David Chisholm, 25.86m.
The meet drew a total of 85 competitors.
Athletics Victoria Shield League kicks off next Saturday at LUBAC.
Sessions one and two start at 1.30pm and 2.40pm, and a non-scoring third session will begin at 3.50pm.