Birmingham tackles US event, plus latest on Vic Country youth girls football

Thursday, May 8

Thursday, May 8

COLLIS Birmingham will continue his latest overseas distance running campaign at the Oxy High Performance meet at Eagle Rock in the US on Thursday, May 15.

The Ballarat dual Olympian will compete alongside fellow Australians Ben St Lawrence and the Ballarat Project’s Brett Robinson (ACT) in the 5000m.

Ballarat-based Selma Kajan (NSW) will run in the 800m and another Ballarat Porject member Ryan Gregson will contest the 1500m.

Birmingham, Gregson and Kajan are all set to reprrsent in the inaugural World Relay Championships in the Bahamas on May 24-25.

VIC COUNTRY GIRLS PLAY-OFF FOR THIRD

Vic Country will play-off for third and fourth in the national youth girls football championships in Canberra on Thursday.

The country girls will face Queensland in the division one match.

Vic Metro will defend its title after edging out Vic Country in the last round-robin match on Wednesday.

VIC METRO 4.4 (28)

VIC COUNTRY 3.5 (23)

GOALS - Vic Country: Isabella Ayre 2, Letisha Maraltadj

Best – Vic Country: Lily Mithen, Teleigha Saunders, Eliza Shannon, Isabella Ayre, Alana Long, Shani Dixon

Vic Country went through the series without a win.

Round 1: Queensland 5.5 (35) d Vic Country 1.6 (12)

Round 2: WA 11.6 (72) d Vic Country 1.3 (9)

Ballarat Football League has six representatives in the Vic Country team: Nickesha Jones, Hayley Smith, Amy McDonald, Emma Lynch, Letisha Maraltadj and Nikkita Alexander.

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