Silver lining for Nelson

WELLINGTON Athletic Club’s Hamish Nelson won a silver medal at the Victorian decathlon championships, held at Albert Park last weekend.

The decathlon is a gruelling 10-event program in which Nelson scored 6504 points, above the national standard of 6000.

COINCIDING with the decathlon titles, Wellington junior athletes competed at the Victorian and New South Wales junior track and field championships. The club gained nine medals over both competitions including 19 top 10 finishes.

The Australian junior championships will take place in Perth from March 12 to 17.

For more athletics read Friday’s Gippsland Times.