DIY time trials: The Victorian Combine with a difference

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FROM Horsham in Victoria's west to Yallourn in the east, the state's NAB AFLW Draft Combine invitees completed their own 2km time trials over the weekend.

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With the Victorian portion of the Combine unable to be completed due to COVID-19 restrictions, 41 players took to ovals in various conditions around the state, logging their time through the Strava app.

Some were even forced to athletics tracks after an ill-timed long and heavy Melbourne downpour left some ovals with more mud than grass.

Sandringham Dragons' Eliza McNamara emerged as the "winner", running a time of 6:59. 

If that time had been run under the usual Combine conditions, she would have comfortably beaten Geelong midfielder Nina Morrison's record of 7:14.

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McNamara's teammate Winnie Laing also ran a highly impressive time of 7:27 to finish "second". Again, if run under Combine conditions, that time would have been the third-best since the Combine was first run in 2017. 

All other states will complete their respective Combines as normal over the coming days.

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TOP FIVE 2KM TIME TRIAL

Eliza McNamara (Sandringham Dragons) 6:59
Winnie Laing (Sandringham Dragons) 7:27
Mimi Hill (Oakleigh Chargers) 7:30
Daisy Walker (Sandringham Dragons) 7:38
Alice O'Loughlin (Oakleigh Chargers) 7:46

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