Gippsland Title To Traralgon Star

Gippsland Title To Traralgon Star

Mark Scammell, Traralgon Harriers junior star, won the Gippsland U13 5000 metre title with one of his best performances at Yallourn on Saturday.  Scammell went to the front on the gun and was never headed.  He finished with a very strong sprint to win by over one minute from Joe Saplakow of Morwell. In the U15 event.  Steven Cooke of Traralgon Achilles had to be content with second placing to Moe’s Alan Lucas for the second week in succession.  The open 10,000 metre title provided the upset of the day when John Lyon of Morwell won a well-judged race from team mate Darryl Blewett.  If Lyon can reproduce this form at Cranbourne next week he should take a prominent place in the Victorian 10,000 metre Championships.  Another to enhance his chances at Cranbourne was Yallourn U17 star S. Bridge.

Bridge with a brilliant win in the Gippsland 10,000 metre title.  He already has a second placing in the Victorian 5 mile to his credit and as he has another season to go in the U17 age group he rates as one of the most promising sub junior runners in the state.  The delegates meeting at Yallourn tomorrow night will finalise the Gippsland Cross Country program for the balance of the season.


Table 50 1970 Results Gippsland Title

1 J. Lyon (Mor.) 36:55
2 D. Blewett (Mor.) 37:29
3 M. Hill (Mor.) 38:42
1 S. Bridge (Y) 38:19
2 C. Stewart (Moe) 41:08
3 R. Sargar (Y) 45:03
5000 METRE U15
1 A. Lucas (Moe) 20:06
2 S. Cooke (TA) 20:32
3 G. Hedt (Y) 20:36
1 M.Scammell (TH) 21:44
2 T. Soplakow (Mor.) 22:53
3 D. Colbran (Mor.) 24:08

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