Students named Overall Champs at Div 1 Nationals for Athletics

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The University of Sydney has been named Male & Female pennant winners as well as Overall Champions at UniSport Australia’s Div 1 Nationals competition for Athletics at the weekend.

The 51-strong student body represented the University in a number of disciplines to finish with an incredible 388 points overall, over 200 points ahead of second place. The University of Melbourne took silver with 167.5 points and UTS came in third with 158.

The Men’s Competition point score saw Sydney finish with 191 points (UTS in second with 85 and Macquarie in third at 54), and the Women’s score adding up to a huge 197 points. The University of Melbourne finished in second with 116.5 points. 

Gold Medals (15) were won by:

  • Michelle Jenneke (3 individual – 100m, 100mH & 200m)
  • Gen Cowie (400mH)
  • Matt Fisher (400mH)
  • Josh Ralph (800m)
  • Nicola McDermott (HJ)
  • Katrina Blackett (JT)
  • Matt Mountfort (SP)
  • Harrison Wade (5000m)
  • Martin Cooper (10000m)
  • Women’s 4xMedley (Jenneke, Cowie, Luisa Healey, Beth Croft)
  • Womens 4x100m (Jenneke, Cowie, Healey, Sophie McGovern)
  • Men’s 4x100m (Fisher, Damian Mizzi, Nick Van Gelder, Neil Song)
  • Men’s 4x400m (Fisher, Mizzi, Obssa Youssouf, Brodie Rushby)

Congratulations to Michelle Jenneke (100mH), Nicola McDermott (High Jump) and Gen Cowie (400mH) who set Championship records in their respective competitions.

Silver medals (7) were won by:

  • Elizabeth Baral (PV)
  • Michael Pratomo (Discus)
  • Damien Mizzi (400m)
  • Elaine Wang (5000m)
  • Gen Cowie (200m)
  • Martin Cooper (5000m)
  • Men’s 4xMedley relay (Youssouf, Fisher, Mizzi, Rushby)

Bronze medals (8) were won by:

  • Matt Mountfort (HT)
  • Gabriel Wahl (PV)
  • Cheryl Chan (3000mSC)
  • Nick Chatters (Discus)
  • Angus Clark (HJ)
  • Andries van Woerkom (JT)
  • Matt Fisher (400m)
  • Gen Cowie (400m)

A special mention to Sydney Uni Athletics Club x Melbourne Uni Athletics Club athlete Catriona Bisset of University of Melbourne who moved to the fourth fastest Australian of all time in the 800m with 1:59.78. 

See all the event results here, and check out the full photo album here.

Congratulations to all athletes who competed and contributed to the University of Sydney’s first two pennants of 2019.

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