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Albury edges out Wagga in Interclub

posted 27 Mar 2017, 04:50 by Alex Davey

Albury just edged out Waggaroos in the second of the Interclub Challenge events.

Conducted at Pomingalarna Waggaroos were given a good start when Ashleigh Crossett won the 1800m Easy course ahead of her sister Eloise and Albury’s Michelle and Lucy Wilson. This gave Wagga a slight 2 points to 1 lead.

Albury soon evened the ledger when Emma Flower romped home on the 2800m Moderate course well ahead of the Waggaroos Matthews family. Emma’s win tied the score at 3 all.

Albury took control on the 4.2km Hard course when Rick Armstrong (A) edged out Iain Crossett by a mere 4 seconds. Then when Liz Wood (A) finished ahead of Wes Campbell(W) Albury edged ahead 9:7.

Despite an error late in the race Matt Flower (A) did enough to win the 6.4km Hard course by 6 minutes from Tony Perrott (A) and Rob Simmons (A). Waggaroos had no competitors on the course so no points were allocated.

Albury won the day 9:4 however, after two events, Waggaroos still lead the Interclub Challenge 41:27. The third event in the Interclub Challenge will be on Saturday 13 May at Walbundrie.

The next local event will be next Sunday 2 April starting at 10 am from near the Music Bowl at Willan's Hill.

In Canberra, Waggaroos Debbie Davey had a massive weekend winning the ACT Sprint Championship and ACT Middle Distance Championship in the W60 class.The Sprint Championship was held at Canberra Grammar School and Debbie had a near perfect run to win the 1400m course by a solid 21 seconds from Sydney’s Karin Heffner. Waggaroos Lachlan Billett also ran very well to finish fourth in the M16 age class.

The Middle Distance Championship was held at Isaac's Ridge south of Canberra. Debbie dominated the 2.7km race winning by almost 4 minutes from Terrigal's Hilary Wood. Lachlan Billett was 7th in the M16 race.

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