Athletics Club claim competition titles

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The Sydney University Athletics Club (SUAC) women won the Fernleigh 15 road race team event in Newcastle over the weekend, meaning they secured back to back winter premierships. The girls finished joint premiers with Athletics Easts with both clubs finishing on equal points at the conclusion of the 10 event competition.

The Fernleigh 15 was a must win event for the SUAC women to retain the premiership title as they went in 2nd on the points table. The team of Claire Miles 6th, Rosie Weber 7th, Nicole Fagan 18th and Georgina Pembroke 21st placed strongly enough secure the victory with Athletics East’s finishing 2nd.

The win for the women meant that SUAC has retained both the men’s and women’s premierships for the second consecutive year. The men had won the winter premiership earlier in the season making it a fourth consecutive win for them.

The weekend gone also saw the commencement of the Treloar Shield at Homebush. SUAC had a strong start on day 1 with several athletes competing with distinction.

– Kassandra Vegas won the women’s hammer in a new SUAC Club record of 45.18.

– Josie Nichol and Shelley Jenneke won their respective triple jumps

– Jordan Barnes and Gen Cowie won the men’s and women’s 400 hurdles

– Angie Ballard took out the T53 800

– Jacqui Fry won the 100 hurdles

SUAC lead the Open Pennant in the Treloar Shield by over 150 points after week one. The competition has seven rounds remaining.