Sydney University Athletics Club (SUAC) representative Hugh Williams has been selected in his first Open Australian team, where he will contest the Ekiden relays held in Chiba, Japan in late November.

The selection of Williams, a Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness (SUSF) Elite Athlete Program (EAP) scholarship holder, continues the SUAC presence at this event, with fellow scholarship holder James Nipperess competing in the event the last two years.

In other news, Lara Tamsett has finished second in the Burnie 10, which is considered to be Tasmania’s biggest road race and widely regarded as one of the toughest in the country.

Tamsett was joined in the field by Milly Clarke who finished fifth for SUAC.

Finally, Saturday saw the commencement of the NSW Club Premiership, where SUAC are defending Open Pennant Premiers.

SUAC continued where they left off last season, with standout performances on the weekend coming from Larissa Pasternatsky, who returned to form with a win in the 200m and 60m, and Christian Lozada who also won the 200m.

This Saturday’s Club Premiership event will be held at Campbelltown and Narrabeen tracks, where SUAC are again expected to perform well.