Athletics Club provides 11 for Games team

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With the announcement today of the athletics squad to represent Australia at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Sydney University now has 16 athletes on the team, including 11 from the Athletics Club.

Members of the Sydney University Athletics Club (SUAC) announced in the Australian team today include Josh Ralph, Anneliese Rubie, Jarrod Geddes, Ella Nelson, Ian Dewhurst, Angela Ballard, Jin Su Jung, James Nipperess, Emily Brichacek, Nick Hough and Michelle Jenneke. Lara Tamsett was pre-selected but is injured.

They will be joined on the Australian team by Matthew Mitcham (diving), Kane Townsend (table tennis), Emily Esposito (pistol) and Jaelle Cohen (rhythmic gymnastics). Sydney University Football Club might also have a representative if Greg Jeloudev is named in the rugby sevens team which is yet to be announced.

Director of Athletics and head coach at SUAC, Dean Gleeson, said the Sydney University contingent makes up 10 per cent of the Australian athletics squad at the Games.

“It tops off what has been a truly remarkable year for the Athletics Club with 11 athletes named on the team, including eight who are current students,” he said.

The Commonwealth Games will be held in Glasgow from July 23 to August 3.