The University of Sheffield picked up two valuable Varsity points thanks to the Athletics teams, with both Men’s and Women’s dominating the day’s sport at SHUCAS.
With the Triathlon points shared one apiece in Loughborough that morning, the main Athletics event got underway with Women’s high jump. It proved to be an indicator of the rest of the day as the Black and Golds secured their first win. This was followed soon after by victory in the Women’s 400m Hurdles.
However, the men didn’t have such luck in their hurdles, with both A and B teams coming behind Hallam in 2nd and 3rd.
Uni then recovered to win the Women’s 800m comfortably, Becky Rigby and Catherine Oke coming 1st and 2nd respectively, representing another good result for Uni.
The men repeated the feat in their 800m minutes later, continuing a day which up until then had been very good for Uni on Hallam turf.
In the shorter races, Uni of enjoyed similar success, winning both the Men’s and Women’s 100m’s against Hallam. The women yet again managed to finish 1st and 2nd in theirs, while the men secured 1st and 3rd in their race.
Heather Carson ensured a win in the Women’s 400m, while Catherine Oke may have placed 2nd, in a tight finish with the Hallam runner.
Team captain Liam McGivern then won the Men’s race for Uni, with Adam Lee finishing third.
As the day came to a close Uni ensured that they would be taking home both Varsity points with a strong showing in the relay races, winning the 4x100m and 4x400m in both Men’s and Women’s, capping a spectacular day of athletics and moving the Black and Gold closer to a fifth successive Varsity success.