Dasher Dan Nicholson takes out the 3km time trial.

Defender Tom McDonald and dasher Daniel Nicholson have taken out the three-km time-trial run at Princes Park on Saturday.
The two Demons broke away from the pack to run out joint-winners in front of second-year rookie James Magner.

Elite performance manager Dave Misson said the top five was as he expected.

“Tom McDonald and Dan Nicholson crossed the line together to win it,” he told melbournefc.com.au.

“Then we had Jimmy Magner, who was third, and then Trenners (Jack Trengove) and Rohan Bail came fourth and fifth.

“That top five was what I thought would come across the line. They’re times are great and we’re really happy.”

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