Athletics & swim teams strike gold at AUG’s

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Sydney University athletes did the business on the track today, collecting five athletics medals on day two of the 2011 Australian University Games (AUG’s), on the Gold Coast.

Sydney University Elite Athlete Program (EAP) scholarship holder Lachlan Chisholm won gold in the steeple chase (3km) men’s event. In the women’s race Amelia Clark also claimed gold. Joining her on the podium with a bronze was Freya Wilson (EAP).

EAP swimmers Sam McConnell (100 freestyle – gold), Stephen Parkes (200 Individual Medley – gold) and Emma Gray (100 freestyle – silver) all claimed medals during today’s first day of swimming action.

In the 100m sprint races, Stephen Andreazza (EAP) claimed silver (men), while Hannah Gibbs (EAP) secured a bronze medal (women).

Despite being knocked off his bike, cyclist Alex Wong (EAP) backed up yesterday’s gold medal with a bronze medal in today’s team time trial with Matthew Andersen.

It was a great day for our fencing athletes, with three medals being won. Daniel Osvath claimed silver (men’s sabre), while the women’s sabre team (silver) and men’s foil team (bronze) also made it to the podium.

The open baseball team continued on its merry way hammering UWA and Bond by a combined total of 42 runs today. The team has now scored 71 runs in three matches and conceded none.

In basketball, the women’s team defeated UNSW by six points to remain undefeated. The men were brave in their game against Melbourne University, going down by eight.

Both the men’s and women’s football teams are undefeated after the first two days of action. The men’s team won a tense match 1-0, while the women’s team cruised to two victories against Melbourne University and UNE.

Mixed handball bounced back from a heart-breaking two point loss to Edith Cowan University (ECU) yesterday by winning both of their matches today.

The women’s softball team heaped more pain on their opponents today, belting UWS and Bond University to remain undefeated in their group.

The men’s and women’s tennis teams once again swept all competition aside in a comfortable second day of action.

The men’s and women’s touch teams recovered from yesterdays mixed results to claim two victories each in today’s action. Both teams are now eyeing off second spot in their pools.

In mixed ultimate frisbee competition, Sydney Uni lost both of their games in tight tussles.

The women’s volleyball team easily accounted for their opposition, sweeping aside UWA and FU in straight sets.

In water polo, Sydney Uni men’s and women’s teams comfortably defeated Melbourne University and Macquarie University respectively. Both teams will be looking to claim top spots in their pools tomorrow.