Anneliese Rubie ran seventh in a star-studded Commonwealth Games final of the women’s 400m final at the Carrara Stadium Track last night.

The Sydney University Athletics Club runner bettered her semi-final time of 52.32sec, to finish in 52-03 in a fast-run race.

Botswana’s Amantle Montsho won the gold medal in a time of 50.15, with Jamaicans Anastasia Le-Roy (50.57) and Stephanie McPherson (50.93) collecting the silver and bronze medals.

Rubie had qualified for a berth in the semi-finals of the event when she won her Monday morning heat 52.32, ahead of Galefele Moroko of Botswana, who ran a personal best of 53.28 sec, and Ashley Kelly of the British Virgin Islands in 53.45 sec.

She then qualified for a berth in the final when she ran a personal best (51.51) in the semi-final finishing behind McPherson (51.21) and Botwsana’s Christine Botlogetswe (51.41).

Rubie made the semi-finals of the women’s 400m at the Rio Olympic Games, where she was also a member of the Australian 4-400m relay team that made the final.

She has also competed at three World Championships and the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Rubie ran an imposing 51.92 to win the 2018 Australian 400m Championship gold medal and with it automatic qualification for the Gold Coast. 

A 2017 Bachelor of Arts graduate, Rubie is a committed Sydney University Athletics Club member who always fronts up for her club.