State Draft Combine

THE NAB AFL Draft Combine held in Melbourne in the first week of October produced some amazing test results and the state screening sessions that followed soon after have followed suit.

West Perth's Brad Hill was the toast of Etihad Stadium after he posted a new record 16.1 shuttle run result on the third day of the national event, but that mark has since been bettered by Gippsland Power's Hayden Hector and Claremont's Kane Mitchell.

Both draft hopefuls posted a 16.2 result in the gruelling test of endurance with Hector running at the Victorian state screening and Mitchell in Perth.

"There was a standing ovation in both cases," AFL national talent manager Kevin Sheehan said.

"Everyone loves this test because it is a last man standing event that people watch right to the end. There was an enormous roar as Brad Hill's mark was passed at each venue."

Hector and Mitchell weren't the only two to impress. Former St Kilda rookie Mark Hutchings ran a repeat sprint time of 24.01s that would have seen him place inside the top five at the national combine.

Glenelg forward Jordan Murdoch got the South Australian screening session off to a flying start with a time of 2.76s in the 20m sprint test - a mark fractionally outside Joel Wilkinson's record of 2.75s set just last year.

Click HERE for the full story from Jason Phelan from afl.com.au




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