Last weekend the Sydney University Athletic Club won the NSW Club Championships for the 4th consecutive year in both the mens and women’s competition.
In the men’s event SUAC scored a whopping 605 points with long time rivals UTS norths finishing 2nd with 459 points. The women won by almost as big a margin scoring an impressive 457 points with Illawong in 2nd position with 319 points.
The standout competitor of the weekend was Annie Rubie running a very slick 2.02.5 in hot and windy conditons. The run was almost a 2 second PB and a real sign that Rubie is ready to tackle the 800m seriously. Her performance on the weekend puts the national record in real danger.
Other highlights in the women’s event came from Holly Campbell winning the women’s 1500m from SUAC’s Jenny Blundell and SUAC’s Mel Witchard. The run by Campbell of 4.15.99 is the fastest in Australia this year by a junior female and was more than a 10 sec PB for the young athlete on the rise.
In the men’s event the highlight came from Josh Clarke who ran a scintillating 20.66 with a 2.9m/s tailwind. Clarke is in amazing shape and looks to be the man who will lead Australian sprinters over the next decade. Clarke also ran 1st leg for the SUAC relay team which ran another quick performance posting a 40.42 despite missing Jarrod Geddes from the lineup.
Harry Day and Seb Grey won the men’s high jump with Jin Su Jung contributing heavily to the SUAC team score placing highly in a plethora of events. In the men’s u/20 decathlon Will North finished 2nd in a personal best score.
SUAC athletes will next contest the Hunter Track Classic on 30th January.