It was another very successful weekend for Sydney University Athletics Club (SUAC) on the international and domestic stage, including a World Junior Championships silver for Nick Hough.

Following his silver medal performance in the 110m hurdles at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Hough has backed up in the 4x100m final to finish 5th on Saturday.  

The time ran by the men (39.59) was an Australian and Oceania U20 record and adds to Hough’s Australian and Oceania hurdles record. Hough is a Sydney University Elite Athlete Program (EAP) scholarship holder (B. IT & B. Law), and has a bright future in Australian athletics.

On the domestic scene, the SUAC women have dominated the Athletics NSW Short Course Cross Country Championships at Rydalmere finishing 1st and 2nd and winning the gold medal in the team’s event. 

Sydney University EAP scholarship holder Lara Tamsett (B. Arts – Media & Ciommunications) finished 1st in the State, followed by fellow EAP athlete Milly Clark (B. Applied Science/M. Nutrition). Both girls are in top form at the moment and led the women’s team, consisting also of Rosie Weber and Anne ‘Harry’ Harrison, into gold in the team’s event defeating Athletics East.

Another high class field in the men saw SUAC finish second to Randwick Botany in the team’s event who boasted Olympic and Commonwealth Games representatives. James Nipperess, EAP scholarship holder (B Health Science – Physiotherapy), continued his outstanding winter form and finished 3rd in the State on the technical 7.5km course. Fellow EAP scholarship holder Hugh Williams (Bachelor of Health Science) finished 5th with Russell Dessaix-Chin and Ben Liddy finishing 4th and 11th respectively.  

SUAC’s depth and dominance again showed with the men’s B team of Jack Colreavy, Keith Gregson, Nick Bellemore and Drew Hoare finishing equal 3rd in the State on points.

Only two races remain in the Winter season, with SUAC expected to retain last year’s Men’s Open title.

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