Ballarat's Tiana Shillito scored the biggest win of her career when she took out the Women's Bendigo Thousand Final (120m).
The outmarker off 16m, Shillito held off the fast-finishing Hana Basic (2.75m) in a time of 13.957sec.
"I haven't won many (races), so this is very exciting,'' 18-year-old Shillito said.
"I just wanted to go as hard as I could and not let them catch me.
"I'm used to them swarming me, but I looked to my side and they weren't there."
Shillito's previous biggest sprint win was the Stonnington Under-20 120m title in 2017.
The youngster is trained by Peter O'Dwyer in Ballarat.
I'm used to them swarming me, but I looked to my side and they weren't there.Ballarat's Tiana Shillito
O'Dwyer said it was great for Shillito to score a big win, particularly after recent second placings in feature races at Ballarat and Geelong.
He said the former Ballarat Grammar student would be aiming to run at Stawell to close out her season.
The Stawell Gift, the pinnacle of the Victorian Athletic League season, will be held at Central Park between April 20-22.
Ballarat athlete Mason Keast finished third in the Bendigo Thousand Final (120m) on Sunday night.
Keast was placed behind Geelong's Liam Dooley.
- with the Bendigo Advertiser