Bendigo Harriers put in another great effort in Saturday’s second round of Athletics Victoria Shield League action at Flack Advisory Bendigo Region’s track and field meet.
The Harriers line-up scored 13,821 points as Frankston led the way in division three on 16,779.
South Bendigo’s tally of 18,530 earned eighth place in Premier division.
Eaglehawk put up a great fight against the powerful Chilwell and Sandringham clubs to be third in the Division two standings.
The Hawks scored 18,530 as Chilwell, 23.575; and Sandringham, 21,370; showed they will be tough to beat in a duel to earn promotion to premier division for the 2021-22 season.
Bendigo University was 10th in division four on 631 points.
Among the many highlights of Saturday’s meet at the Latrobe University Bendigo athletics complex in Flora Hill was the record-breaking feat by Eaglehawk’s Kathryn Heagney in the 400m.
Heagney’s time of 1 minute 25.94 seconds broke the Centre record for the 70-plus division.
On a day where 70-years-young Heagney was in form, the Hawks also had four competitors feature in the top 100 of AV’s Most Valuable Athlete award for the round.
Those to star for the Two Blues were David Chisholm, 1218 points, 24th; Jorja Morrison, 1182, 39th; Terry Hicks, 1165, 44th; and Hunter Staples, 1034, 84th.
Eaglehawk’s points tally was helped along by the performances of Kye Mason, 100m; Alec Colturi and Jorja Morrison, triple jump.
Triple jump champion Kyle Murphy marked his return to the pit at LUBAC.
Holder of the Bendigo open and under-20 record for triple jump, Murphy is on a college scholarship in the United States, but returned to Australia in May.
He competed for Club Athletics Victoria on Saturday and reached a mark of 14.31 metres.
A great start to the 2020-21 season for Bendigo Harriers rolled on.
The Gavriliadis siblings, Jake and Monique reached marks of 12.57m and 10.29m at shot put.
Tallies of 1181 and 1093 by Monique and Jake Gavriladis put them at 40th and 61st in the MVA standings.
Others to excel for Harriers included Abbey Conquer, 100m and 400m; Caitlin Evans, 100m; Jackson Eadon, 400m.
Reigning national open shot put champion, Emma Berg from South Bendigo AC hit a mark of 12.56 metres.
Bloods’ clubmates Oliver Muggleton and Kyle Hilson fought out the 400m in times of 52.15 and 52.53.
South Bendigo also welcomed the Emonson family in which Jonah, Joshua, Noah and Tim were in great form.
Jonah Emonson’s score of 1133 earned 51st place in the MVA award.
Heavy rain forced session three, a non-scoring round to be cancelled after the 1500m in which South Bendigo’s Logan Tickell was victorious ahead of Bendigo Harriers duo Mychael Baker and Joel Riordan, and Eaglehawk’s Shaylee Anderson.
Meanwhile, South Bendigo star James Woods headed south to compete in pole vault at the Rare Air Club meet in Box Hill.
Woods cleared the 4.75m mark in the blustery conditions.