Sydney Uni marches forward at Australian University Games

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Sydney University athletes have continued to do the business on the second day of competition at the Australian University Games (AUG) in Adelaide, with a host of teams qualifying for finals and plenty of individual medals falling Sydney Uni’s way.

Sydney University Athletics Club (SUAC) brought nearly 60 athletes along to Adelaide, and with plenty of pressure on the team to deliver, they did just that.

All in all SUAC claimed 10 medals to completely dominate the first day of track and field competition. The highlights were gold medals to Anneliese Rubie (her first ever 400m hurdles race), Nicholas Hough (10.50 in the 100m), and Jack Colreavy in the steeplechase.

Chris Lozada (400m hurdles), Larissa Pasternatsky (100m), Elliot Lang (javelin), Derek Mulhearn (5,000m walk) and Joshua Ralph (400m) all took home silver medals, while Miles Waring (10,000m) and Jordan Mulhearn (5,000m walk) finished third in their finals today.  

On the road, Sydney Uni cyclists picked up another two medals today in the pair time trial. Alex Wong and Duncan Houston finished second in the men’s race, while Rosie Stewart and Dominica Watt also claimed silver in the women’s event. Tomorrow’s events are the men’s and women’s individual time trials.

The taekwondo team has finished third overall at the completion of their two day competition. In today’s action the team finished with one gold, two silver and two bronze in the poomsae event.

John Downes collected bronze for Sydney Uni in the men’s fencing foil competition.

In the team events, a host of Sydney Uni sporting teams are through to their respective quarter-finals which begin tomorrow, including baseball, men’s hockey, women’s basketball, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s water polo.

A number of other Sydney Uni teams are still undefeated and will have finals later in the week. They are the men’s and women’s badminton, men’s and women’s football, women’s hockey, men’s rugby 7s and women’s tennis.

For full results from Tuesday’s action, along with Wednesday’s schedule, please click here.

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