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Hunter bags rare rookie hat-trick

It’s taken four years, including twelve months recovery from a ruptured Achilles tendon, and a lot of self-doubt for Naomi Hunter to finally achieve her maiden cross country win last Saturday. Hunter’s gutsy effort in the five kilometre Stephen Baird Handicap completed an unprecedented hat-trick of wins for Stawell Amateur Athletic club rookies in the …

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Back Marker Barnett Breaks Long Drought

Col Barnett, one of the Stawell Amateur Athletic Club’s most decorated runners, finally overcame a frustrating run of injuries to break a four year drought in the five kilometre Stephen Baird Handicap last Saturday. Barnett, 52, a club champion, veteran champion and aggregate winner on multiple occasions, had not won a race since the eight …

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