Athletes and spectators from all over Australia have celebrated two days of top-quality racing.
Competitors showcased their athleticism and enthusiasm during the $78,000 2019 WesTrac Bunbury-Geographe Gift, held at the Bunbury Recreation Ground on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3.
The event delivered a plethora of races, family activities, and food stalls.
South Australian athlete Jesse Cordoma took out the 120-metre men’s final, ahead of Asad Hosseini and John Evans.
Cordoma told the Mail he was thrilled to be pocketing the $14,000 first prize.
“It feels amazing and I couldn’t be happier,” he said.
“Having an event like this really puts Bunbury on the map, it’s fantastic.”
Having won the Vukelic Group women’s 70m final on Saturday, Wilson said she was satisfied with her achievements.
“It feels absolutely amazing…I am really happy,” she said.
“All of the athletes are fantastic and it’s a really good competition.”
Matthew Ramsden claimed the men’s $5000 Qube Mile, while Sarah Billings secured the women’s $5000 Qube Mile.
With just metres to go, Lewis Evans-Thomson moved up from fourth to clinch the Piacentini Family men’s 400m final.
Eliza Griffin was all smiles after winning the Stawell Family women’s 400m final.
Tiana Merritt claimed the Bunbury Toyota Under 20 100m final, ahead of Fraser Brown and Sian O’Sullivan.
The Bunbury Runners Club led the fun run on Sunday morning, featuring participants in the 2.5-kilometre and 5km events.
WesTrac Bunbury-Geographe Gift chairman Tom Dillon was pleased with the organisation and attendance of this year’s event.
“We will be holding the Westrac Bunbury-Geographe Gift each year on the March long weekend,” he said.
“We love this venue because it’s in the centre of town.
“We are all about growing the event, attracting people to it, and educating people on what athletics is all about.
“It’s going to be even bigger in 2020, we’re fine-tuning it all the time.”