Close Competition At Track

Close competition carried on at last Monday’s track evening at Athletic Park with a good spread of placings. The longer events, the 8000m scratch and the 4000m points race, saw wins to Gerard van Antwerpen. Glen Herkt continued his consistent form with three second placings and Matt Straker shone with two third place efforts. Quinn Karwowski won his heat of the 500m rolling start event and then sped away to the Final victory in 35.62 seconds. The 800m handicap event saw Larry Kendall (105m) just holding off Herkt (50m) and Karwowski (scratch) in a grandstand finish.
Track- 500m R/S, Heat One, C Saunders 1, G Herkt 2, N Blakiston 3. Heat Two, Q Karwowski 1, W Hall 2, M Pendleton 3. Final, Q Karwowski 1, G Herkt 2, W Hall 3, 35.62s. Plate Final, G Henderson 1, M Straker 2, A Morgan 3, 38.75s. 800m handicap, L Kendall (105m) 1, G Herkt (50m) 2, Q Karwowski (scr) 3, 59.31s. 4000m Points race, G van Antwerpen 13pt 1, G Herkt 6pt 2, M Straker 5pt 3. 8000m R/S, G van Antwerpen 1, N Blakiston 2, M Straker 3, 11m 46.37s.