10 of the crew made the annual trip to Stawell for Easter this year. Melissa Breen carried on the strong tradition of the MattyB DEPT. at the famous Stawell Gift by taking out the Women’s 120m Stawell Gift.
After running a simply amazing semi final Breen stormed to victory in the final to take the sash and $2500 in prize money.
To make it more impressive Breen ran from the scratch mark to become the first woman to win from this mark.
“I wasn’t sure if I won but when I was told I couldn’t keep the smile off my face” Breen explained.
To top of a great weekend for Melissa she also took out the Fashions on the Field competition during ladies day.
Recently named Olympians Lauren Boden and Brendan Cole ran in the finals on Monday. Lauren finished 5th in the Women’s 400m giving 26m head start to the next athlete. Brendan competed in the Gift winner Gift final coming 5th off 1.75m.
Other squad results included Kev Matthews finishing a close 2nd in the Veterans 100m final. He also made the Veterans 300m final.
Congratulations to everyone for a great few days.