Burnie's Daniel Reeves wins big at Stawell

WINNER: Daniel Reeves. Picture: Luke Hemer/Stawell Gift

WINNER: Daniel Reeves. Picture: Luke Hemer/Stawell Gift

“In terms of pro-running, this is as good as it gets.”

That’s the way Burnie’s Daniel Reeves described the biggest result of his running career after winning the 800 metres handicap at the iconic Stawell Carnival on Monday.

Reeves, who had a handicap of 20 metres, was finished in a time of 1:51.289, ahead of Lonain Burnett [1:52.304] and Daniel Lawlor [1:52.986].

“It is at the top of my achievements in pro-running,’’ Reeves said after his victory.

“It is awesome, as the atmosphere there, you can’t really describe it, as on the last lap I couldn’t really hear anything as the noise of the crowd was so loud.”

Tasmanian success was also found in the form of Devonport’s Brian Lyons and Mitchell Cashion.

They finished second and third in the open 3200 metres.

Ulverstone’s Abby Chapman and Launceston’s Laura Downie reached the semi-finals of the women’s gift on a good day for the state.