Seacliff self trained athlete Dylan Hicks made a welcome return to his former secondary school when he won the 70m Open at the Sacred Heart College carnival on Sunday.
The St Michael Grammar teacher has hit form at the right time in the lead up to the Bay Sheffield, winning comfortably (off 5.50m) from another former Sacred Heart student in David Gross (6.0) and West Beach's Sebastian Baird (5.25)
"I just missed the Bay (Sheffield) final last year and this win shows I'm in the shape to give it a crack this year"
Hicks time of 7.47secs was a record for the Sacred Heart track.
Despite the women's 70m final being dominated by junior athletes, it was the Coastal's veteran Lauren Buchanan (7.75) who held off the young Camden sisters of Niamh (8.5) and Grainne Henry (9.0).
Following on from his Port Adelaide 550m win a month ago, Kostya Khudoshin (22m) won the 400m in 50.62secs relegating David Girolamo (40m) to his fourth 2nd place this season.
Despite a 6m penalty for winning the 2014 Women's Camden Classic, Kathryn Robb (21m) controlled the Women's 400m proving too strong for Coastal stablemates Yasmin Openshaw (43m) and Lucy Mayo (30m).
Western District veteran Geoff Troiano made the most of his 135m handicap, opening up an unassailable lead to win the 800m Open in 1min 54.85secs from Salisbury's Sam Russell (40m) and Camden's Bradley Kitto.
Sophie Hawkins (100m) enjoyed her first win over 800m, beating home Camden athletes' Lauren McHugh (90m) and Natassia Messent (64m) in 2mins 19.19secs.
After clearing away from the field, McKinnon Parade's Corey Watkins (125m) and Damian Robinson (120m) went stride for stride to the line in the 1600m Open before Watkins reversed the result of the recent Whyalla 1600m beating home Robinson in 4mins 22.76secs.
Camden Athletic Club dominated the 550m events winning all three with Hayden Rothe in the Novice, Kyle Roberts taking out the Under 17 Boys and Natassia Messent dominating the Under 17 Girls.
In the Under 20's 800m, Reynella's Lachlan Hocking (90m) won his first race for the season holding out Jordan Kitto (40m) and Tom Lancaster (50m) in 2mins 04secs.
The youngest athlete in the field, Lakara Stallan 11, won her first sash when she took out the Under 14's 70m.
Flagstaff Hill Athletic Club scored a veteran's double with Peter Biggs winning the Over 35's 70m and event backmarker Ben Crawford flashing home to win the Over 35's 1600m from scratch in 4mins 53.17secs.
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