Locals Win Them All 1975 Latrobe Valley Cross Country
Traralgon athletes made a clear sweep of this year’s Latrobe Valley Cross Country Championships which concluded at Yallourn on Sunday. Garry Henry of Traralgon Harriers won the ‘5000 at Moe and 8000 at Warragul and the 10000 at Yallourn. The 5000 and 10000 metre runs established new best times for the courses. Garry has been running for eight years and is having his most successful year carrying all before him in the distance track events and now cross country events. In the under 16 division John Preston, who had not competed since representing Achilles in Little Athletics had his first race for a brilliant win in the 2500m at Moe. He had to loan his colours to Harrier Stephen Wigg in the Warragul 4000m.
STRONGLY: John showed his love of hills in the 8000m at Yallourn on Sunday when he ran strongly to win by 250 metres from Don Hamilton with Stephen Wigg close behind in third place. With Alan Ashmore finishing second to Garry Henry in each open event and getting good support from John Eyre and Mark Flanagan. Yallourn won the open teams’ pennant with Traralgon Harriers’ Morwell and Traralgon Achilles finishing in that order.