ON THE RUN: Daniel Reeves (in the pink) on his way to victory in the Burnie Gift on Monday. Picture: Cordell Richardson
Daniel Reeves erased the pain of last year and cemented his transformation from a distance specialist to a sprinter with victory in Monday’s Burnie Gift.
The Burnie product finished ahead of Eddie Gates and Brandon Clark in a time of 12.65 after running off 10.5m in a win that meant the world to the 28-year-old, who already has such victorious as the 800m at Stawell and two 400m Devonport gifts.
“I came second here last year (behind Jorden Englund) and I’m usually more of a distance runner, but all the hard work has paid off,’’ he said.
“This is right up there. I mean Stawell was a real highlight last year, but to win your home gift after growing up watching the sprinters do it (is special).
“I was a distance runner and I didn’t think I’d ever really get a chance, but it just goes to show with a bit of hard work you can get there. This means a lot and I’ve probably achieved all I can in pro-running with Stawell last year and now this.”