Athletics Club leaves with a swag of medals

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The Sydney University Athletics Club (SUAC) continued a stellar season of athletics last weekend finishing second overall to Bankstown Sports at the NSW Track and Field Championships.

SUAC athletes brought home no less than 12 medals and a huge number of personal and seasons bests.

Arguably the highlight for SUAC came in the men’s steeplechase with Jack Colreavy smashing his personal best to take the NSW title and put himself well into contention for a national medal at the national championships which will be held in a fortnight’s time.

In the women’s event Sydney University Elite Athlete Program (EAP) scholarship holder Milly Clarke completely dominated the field and also ran a huge personal best to the win the women’s race by a large margin.

Clarke’s time of 10.01 was the second fastest run this year by an Australian female at 3000m steeplechase.

Angela Ballard looks to be in really good form winning the 200, 400, 800 AWD-wheelchair treble over the weekend.

In the men’s 400m Joshua Ralph smashed his personal best to claim the silver medal with a time of 47.3.

Ralph has made significant improvements this season after finishing 3rd at AUG last September.

He will also contest the national championships in Melbourne in two weeks time with all members of the Australian 4×400 squad expected to compete.

SUAC also collected a swag of bronze medals over the weekend with Andrew Giltrap taking two home (shot put and javelin), Alix Kennedy and Ben Cranney in the discus, Jo dawson in the 400 hurdles, Jacqui Fry 100 Hurdles and James Nipperess in the 1500m.