Eaglehawk and Bendigo Harriers again achieved top-three finishes in their respective divisions in Saturday’s ninth round of AVSL track and field action at Flora Hill. Wet weather played havoc with competition, especially in the metropolitan zones. The cold did not phase athletes, officials and spectators at the Flack Advisory Services Group-backed Athletics Bendigo Region round.
Eaglehawk’s ploy to use the PowerPlay paid off in Saturday’s eighth round of AVSL track and field action run by Flack Advisory Services Group-backed Bendigo Region. In a fierce contest to claim a top two spot on the division two ladder and promotion to premier league for next season, Eaglehawk scored 28,646 points in the latest round at the Flora Hill complex.
The Flack Advisory Services Group-backed Athletics Bendigo Region achieved a medal haul of four silver and five bronze in last weekend’s finale to Athletics Victoria’s open and under-age track and field championships. Athletes from Bendigo Harriers, Bendigo University, Eaglehawk, and South Bendigo were in fine form across Saturday and Sunday at Lakeside Stadium in Melbourne’s Albert Park precinct. The biggest haul on weekend two of the championships was in the pole vault.
The medal haul for Bendigo Region on the first weekend of Athletics Victoria’s track and field championships hit 10. A great tally for Flack Advisory Services Group-backed Bendigo Region was three gold, four silver and three bronze. There were outstanding feats across many events as the competition was run on Friday night and across Saturday and Sunday at Lakeside Stadium in Albert Park.
A rising star at Bendigo University Athletics Club, Matt Buckell claimed bronze in Athletics Victoria’s under-20 5000m championship run on 11 February 2021 at the Box Hill track. Racing as a top-age competitor, Buckell’s aggressive approach was a key factor in achieving a top-three placing.