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Sydney University Athletics Club has a host of competitors selected in Australian teams in recent days for upcoming overseas events as the northern hemisphere summer season gets underway.

Sprinter Chris Ius, long jumpers Will Freyer and Alyssa Lowe, and triple jumper Connor Murphy have been selected for the Australian team to contest the World University Games at Chengdu, China, from 28 July to 8 August. The four are all members of the Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness Elite Athlete Program. Holly Campbell, a USYD alumnus, has also been selected to run in the cross country.

Ius, a Bachelor of Commerce/Laws student, will be attending his third World University Games, while Lowe (Bachelor of Architecture), Murphy Bachelor (Bachelor of Engineering/Science) and Freyer (Bachelor of Arts) will be attending their second WUGs.

Meanwhile, two rounds of the World Athletics Diamond League have been contested at Doha and Rabat, with SUAC’s Michelle Jenneke contesting the Dona round. Jenneke, another EAP member, ran 7th in the 100m hurdles in 13.00s.

SUAC also had five representatives at the Seiko Grand Prix, a Continental Tour Gold event, held at Yokohama in Japan on 21 May.

Mackenzie Little won the women’s javelin with a throw of 64.10m, Rohan Browning ran second in the men’s 100m (10.10s), Jack McCorry ran a PB of 13.48 in the men’s 110m hurdle, Cam McEntyre set a new club record with a throw of 78.62m in the men’s javelin, and Alex Beck ran 46.33 in the men’s 400m.

And another SUAC member, high jumper Alexandra Harrison, has been selected in the nine-member Australian team to compete at the Oceania Cup, to be held at Oleal Stadium, Saipan, Northern Mariana Island, from 22-24 June.