Angus lands 2017 FISU World University Games qualifier

UC Tiger Angus Gould has kick started his year with a sensational 2017 FISU World University Games qualifier in the Mens Long Jump at the 13th January 2017 Summer Series Meet at Woden Park.

The World University Games is the second largest multi-sport event behind the Summer Olympics. Held every two years and this year’s event will be held in Taipei from the 19th to the 30th August 2017.

Angus who needed to clear 7.68m for a qualifying mark easily achieved the distance with a 7.71m best jump. Gould dominated the event at Woden on the same weekend that saw UQ Athlete and 2016 IAAF World Under 20 Championships finalist Shemaiah James in Brisbane only narrowly missing out on also posting his own qualifier jumping 7.65m (5.3ms).

If eligible and selected, this would be Angus’ second WUG after he competed in the last event in South Korea in 2015 just missing the final.

AACT Combined Events Championship – 21st and 22nd January 2017

The ACT Combined Events Championships and the All Comers Individual Competition will be held over the weekend of 21st and 22nd January 2017 at the AIS Athletics Field.The Combined Event entry fee is $25.00.

The Individual Event entry fee is $6.00 per event (to a maximum of $18.00). On day entry is available for the Individual Events and the fee is $12.00 per event (maximum of $36.00).

The Combined Events offered are:

  • Open, Under 20 and Under 18 Mens Decathlon;
  • Open, Under 20, Under 18 and Under 16 Womens Heptathlon;
  • Under 16 Boys Heptathlon;
  • Under 14 Boys and Girls Pentathlon;
  • Masters Mens and Womens Pentathlon;
  • Para Athletes Pentathlon; and
  • Little Athletics Under 15 Heptathlon

There will also be Individual Events offered. The track events are 100, 200, 800, 3k, 5k, sprint & long hurdles, 2k & 3k Steeple and 1500/3k/5k Walks. In addition, there will be a Men and a Womens 100 yards event. The field events are Javelin, Discus, Shot Put, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump and Pole Vault.

There will also be 400, 800 & 1500 Wheelchair events and a 4 x 100 and a 4 x 400 relay on offer but will be entry on day only.

Storm batters summer series

A strong 50km/hr breeze battered Canberra on the 13th of January and it took out the power to Woden Park and the surrounding area. However it was the Tigers who continued to shine in the dusk in another magnificent team effort.

The first meet of 2017 saw eleven UC Ginninderra Athletes compete with visiting athletes from NSW, VIC and QLD. There were a number of season bests and personal bests for athletes in our Club.

Raage Noor had a great afternoon of competing where his 3000m time was a PB and his 1 Mile performance a new Club Record. Annika Wise similarly broke the 1600m Club Record in her race.

Cameron Crombie yet again broke his Australian and Oceania T38 Shot Put record this time heaving the weight a massive 13.94m. His performance also inspired Stephen Fraser who threw over 13.00m in the Shot Put.

Angus Gould is showing early season form with a Commonwealth Games B Qualifying performance and World University Games qualifier of 7.71m in the Men’s Long Jump.

Austin Tetteh is also in the middle of a purple patch with his new PB of 25.44s in the 200m also a new Club Record. Beating the time set by his mate and training partner Jeremy Maranan of 25.46s which was only set on 5th December 2015.

It was awesome to welcome back Caleb Joliffe and Holly Abbey in the 100m. Caleb appears to have done some damage so we are hoping it is good news at the Physio on Monday for him.

Full results are available on the AACT website.

Lily to race for UC Tigers

The University of Canberra Ginninderra Athletics Club is very excited to welcome 2014 World University Cross Country Championship representative Lilian Anderson to the Tigers.

Lily competed in the Australian team that raced in the 2014 championship in Entebbe, Uganda. Approximately 150 athletes from more than 20 countries competed in the women’s 6km and men’s 12km course. The Australian women’s team placed 7th overall and Lily finished in a respectable 29th place in 23 minutes, 25 seconds, the 3rd Australian over the line. The Aussies beat the hot favourites Kenya in the Womens race.

In recent times Lilian has been competing in more endurance events including the Zatopek 10,000m where she ran her PB of 36:21.46. Lily who has raced indoors in the USA (3000m and 5000m) is a member of the  UC John Landy Endurance Talent Squad.

Summers joins the growing distance talent at the Tigers

Korey Summers who as a 2012 participant of the Indigenous Marathon Project, had to endure the disappointment of the New York Marathon cancellation before backing up and running the Tokyo Marathon in a new IMF Record (3:08:51), has joined the University of Canberra Ginninderra Athletics Club.

Korey trains with Dick Telford’s UC John Landy Endurance Talent Squad along with fellow Tigers Chris Hamer, Reece Edwards, Michael Daly, Sarah McRae and Joshua Johnson.

Korey has represented two states at the Australian half-marathon championships including his native NT and most recently the ACT.

The Tigers younger distance runners are very excited to be competing with, learning from and being inspired by so many talented endurance athletes such as Korey who continues to do the same for all the athletes from his home town of Alice Springs.