This year’s British Universities and Colleges Sports Championships (BUCS) were held in the new Olympic Stadium over the long early bank Holiday weekend in May as a trial event for the Olympic Games to be held later this year. Several of the Club’s students took part in the Championships taking this once in a lifetime (for most) opportunity to compete on the same track & filed as the Worlds best athletes who will visit in August and September. Please click on this heading under "Latest News", or on the pdf logo above right, to read the full report and results.
The outstanding result coming from Laura Wake (Loughborough) who defended her 400 metres title by winning her heat on Saturday in the fastest time of the round in 55.42 seconds, and then on Sunday winning her semi-final in 55.25 before going on to win the final on Sunday in a time of 54.10 seconds. Later in the afternoon in the penultimate event of the Championships Laura ran the third leg for the winning Loughborough team in the women’s 4 x 400 metres relay race.
Deborah Willis (Warwick) ran well in heat 3 with a time of 57.15 to qualify for her semi-final in which she ran a new personal best time of 56.76 seconds finishing in 4th place.
The club also had two representatives in the 110m Hurdles event, Claire Humphries (Birmingham) ran 14.57 in heat 2 to progress to her semi-final in which she came 5th in 14.27 to qualify as one of the fastest losers for the final in which she came 4th in a new personal best time of 14.08 seconds. Lauren Thompson (Portsmouth) came 3rd in heat 3 to finish in 3rd place in 14.45 to qualify for her semi-final where she came 4th in 14.50 seconds.
On the first day of the Championships Eloise Meakins (Loughborough) finished 4th in her qualifying round of the Javelin with a throw of 44.95 metres to progress to the final where she came 6th with 43.93 metres.
Also on Friday Emily Stevens (Hertfordshire) ran 61.91 for second place in the third heat of the women’s 400m hurdles races to qualify for the semi-final on Saturday in which she ran 62.68 seconds to finish 5th.
Bradley Armorgie (Nottingham Trent) cleared 1.85 metres in the qualifying round of the men’s High Jump competition but did not progress to the final.