SUAC medal hunt at Olympic Park

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Sydney University Athletics Club made its mark with 11 medals at the 2023 NSW 5000m championships held at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre at the weekend.

SUAC collected gold in the Women’s High Jump, the Women’s Open 400m, the Women’s A Race Open 800m and the Men’s A Race Open 5000m.

Silver medals came in the Women’s 100m Open Hurdles, the Women’s 5000m B Open, the Men’s 800m A Race Open and the Men’s 110m Hurdle, with bronze medals in the Men’s 400m A Open, the Men’s Triple Jump and the Women’s 400m.

SUAC’s Alexandra Harrison cleared 1.75m to win the Women’s High Jump, with St George’s Isabelle Louison-Roe taking silver and Cherrybrook’s Elizabeth Staples earning bronze.

Genevieve Cowie left the opposition in her wake to claim the Women’s 400m Open in 55,73s from Jessica Thornton (56.09) and SUAC’s Jessica Quilter-Jones (1:00.34).

SUAC’s Georgia Wassall claimed gold in the Women’s 800m A Race Open in 2:07.04 from Davina Smith (2:09.05) and Tayissa Buchanan (2:12.66).

Gold also came Sydney University’s way in the Men 5000m A Race Open, with Connor Whiteley running 14:16.44 to tip out Thomas Do Canto (14:17.93) and Harrison McGill (14:21.06) for bronze.

SUAC’s silver medals came from Obssa Youssouf in the Men’s 800m A Race Open, Aspen Lambert in the Women’s 500m B Open, Austin Little in the Men’s 110m Hurdle and Mia Economou in the Women’s 100m Open Hurdle, with bronze medals going to Timothy Sanki in the Men’s 400m A Open the Men’s 400m and King You Leung in the Men’s Triple Jump.

Competitors at the NSW 5000m championships can qualify for the international and national competition, accumulate World Athletic ranking points and break Athletics NSW and Athletics Australia records, and have their performances added to World Athletic lists.