SUAC on a roll, as Davis takes National title

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Sydney University Athletics Club’s (SUAC) exciting junior javelin prospect Tyson Davis will move up a weight category and push for selection at the World Junior Championships, after taking home the Under 18 boys national javelin title at the Australian All Schools Championships.

Davis was extremely impressive, throwing the spear over 66m at the Domain Athletic centre in Hobart last weekend.

Back in Sydney at the third round of the Club Premiership, SUAC set up a commanding lead in the Open Pennant Championship over rivals UTS Norths, after a large contingent of the club’s athletes competed in last weekend’s round of competition at Campbelltown  in 40 degree temperatures.

There were a number of standout performances for SUAC, with a host of Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness Elite Athlete Program (EAP) scholarship holders and University of Sydney students leading the way.

Nick Hough (B. IT & B. Law) won both the 100m (10.66) and the 110m hurdles – the hurdles win was his first at the senior height. Jin Jung (B. Commerce & B. Law) also finished second in the 100m.

In the men’s 400m Josh Ralph (B. Arts {Psych & French}) continued his outstanding early season form with a win as he ran a time just over 47 seconds. Charlotte Van Veenendaal ran her debut women’s 400m, posting an impressive 54 second performance to comfortably take the win.

The women’s 1500m saw another victory for SUAC with Ruby Hackett (B. Health Science) getting to the line first in front of teammate Joanna Cubis.

Finally, in the women’s 3000m steeplechase Anneliese Rubie (B. Liberal Arts & Sciences) – also on debut in this event – braved the heat to pick up the win and some valuable points for SUAC.

Next weekend the club will travel to Blacktown for Round 4 of the Club Premiership hoping to defend its nearly 300-point lead in the Open Pennant Championship.