ECHUCA’S Laura Kadri and South Bendigo veteran Greg Hilson reigned supreme as two of the biggest track events on the Flack Advisory Services Group-backed Bendigo Region Athletics calendar were run on Saturday night.
Kadri won an all-Eaglehawk showdown in the Hilson Builders-sponsored Sally Conroy Memorial 200m.
As well as being a long-term sponsor of athletics, Hilson is also a long-time competitor who achieved his second victory in the FASG-backed Richard Kitt Memorial 1500m.
A big night of action at the Bendigo Regional Athletics complex in Retreat Road included a round of pole vault competition for the Rare Air Club.
Over 40 entries have been received for this Hilson Builders-backed Sally Conroy Memorial 200m as part of this Saturday's Memorials and Rare Air track and field meet. A big night of action at the Bendigo Regional Athletics Complex in Retreat Road, Flora Hill kicks off at 5.30pm and includes two of the city's most sought-after track classics.
National U18 pole vaulting champion, James Woods, is training to reach new heights in 2021 and is working with Peter Barrett to inspire others to give Pole Vault a try with a 'come and try' clinic in January 2021.
A record which had stood for almost 21 years was broken by Bendigo Harriers athlete Jamie Cook in this week’s 10,000m classic under lights of the Flack Advisory-backed Tuesday Night Series run at Flora Hill. Cook’s time of 30:48.66 beat the mark of 30:57.28 set by Shane Nankervis from Ballarat YCW on January 23, 2000 when the La Trobe University Bendigo athletics complex hosted the Victoria Country Championships. Other athletes in the supporting races also snagged personal bests on a blustery evening.
BENDIGO Harriers and Eaglehawk earned second place in their respective divisions of Athletics Victoria Shield League run in Bendigo on Saturday afternoon.
The Harriers tally of 11,554 points was not far behind Wyndham’s mark of 13,378 in division three.
Eaglehawk and Chilwell were again at the top of the pecking order in division two.