At the NSW X-Country Relay Championships SUAC enjoyed success, winning the women’s race by nearly three minutes. The team of Natalie Archer, Emily Ryan, Rosie Weber and Joanna Cubis led from start to finish with Archer running the fastest split of the day.
In the men’s race, SUAC placed second despite having six top liners out of action due to either injury or overseas commitments. The men’s team of Jack Colreavy, Lachlan Chisholm, Hugh Willams and Joe Burgess were locked in a tight battle for 2nd with UTS Norths for a large portion of the race, but a big third leg from Williams saw SUAC move clear to secure the silver medal.
Both men’s and women’s SUAC teams sit atop the winter premiership table. The women lead by 18 points from Athletics East with the men’s team well clear some 30 points ahead of Randwick Botany Harriers.
The next race on the NSW X-country calendar in the NSW X-Country championships held on 20th June.
At the IPC Athletics GP in Nottwill, Switzerland Angie Ballard broke the T53 400m world record. Ballard slashed 0.15 seconds off the old record. She also narrowly missed the 200m world record and pushed for a personal best in the 100m, to top off a wonderful meet.
Milly Clark took out the Christchurch half marathon running a time of 1 hour 14.08 which was just 4 seconds outside her best. Clark will make her marathon debut later this year in the prestigious Amsterdam marathon where she is well placed to run a very fast time.
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