Bruny Island runner chalks up 29th win

BRUNY Island runner Michelle Davis recorded her 29th Tasmanian Athletic League victory after taking out the women's 200-metre final at Devonport last night.

The 31-year-old, schoolteacher, trained by Wayne Mason, ran strongly off the front mark of 23m to hold off a strong field and record a good win.

Ulverstone's Abbey Chapman finished second off 15m and Cambridge runner Kiara Chambers was third off 13m.

Davis's winning time was 24.49.

She ran strongly to lead into the home straight and held off all challengers.

"I'm really happy to win and that would have to be my biggest win in my athletic career," she said.

"After finishing second last night in the 400 gift this tops it off."

The men's 200m went to Victorian Mohamad Zeed off his mark of 18m.

Zeed led down the finishing straight with fellow Victorian Simon Fitzpatrick (14m), putting in a strong challenge but Zeed was was too good for his opposition holding off Fitzpatrick in a lunge for the line. Wynyard runner Jorden Englund finished third off 17m.

Zeed's winning time was 21.42.

He finished fourth in this year's Latrobe Gift and third in the Burnie Gift last New Year's Day and finally earned a well-deserved victory and cheque for $2000 after consistent carnival performances.

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