2015 George Strickland 120m Gift dias

Hamersley LAC President Bruce Wilkins (far left) pictured with placegetters and George Strickland (far right)

Mandurah resident and North Beach Athlete Rhys Davies has won back to back George Strickland Men’s 120m Gifts.

Davies held off fast finishing team mates Adriaan Pelser (runner up) and Riley Armstrong (third). Melville 120m Gift winner and crowd favourite Barrie Kernaghan finished in fourth place aftergoing back 2m after his last win. Davies won last year’s race as well.

Taylor Watson claimed third place in the Dave Dilley Women’s 120m Gift with team mates Jane Stockley in fifth and Ella Italiano in seventh spot.

In one of the closest races of the day Adriaan Pelser won the U17 Junior Blues Gift from Heinrich Rass (runner up) with Riley Armstrong (third) and Luke Ranalli in fourth.

Junior Blue Hurdler Sarah Sundquist won the U14 Junior Blues Gift impressively from Gabrielle Jason who finished runner up.

Another excellent performance by ALL North Beach athletes. The Blues have stretched their lead at the top of the WCAL Championship table after round 5/6. The final round will be at the WA Athletics Stadium on Fri March 20th.