Congratulations to all of our athletes that competed at BUCS indoors this weekend! We are immensely proud of the clubs performance as individual athletes and as a spectacularly supportive team.
Here's a full report on the weekend from our beloved track and field captain:
Last weekend, EUAC’s largest ever BUCS team travelled to the National Indoors in Sheffield, looking to compete at the highest level and release the training of the Winter Season. They were highly successful, both as a team and individuals, with PB’s being achieved by over half of the athletes and a number of notable performances.
The first of these was by the ever-energetic Ted Chamberlain, making a BUCS track debut that would not disappoint. The 800m runner would excel, running an indoor PB to qualify for the semi-finals, only to break the 1:57 mark for a second PB in two races, a remarkable achievement for a Fresher.
Alongside this, Matty Johnson, semi-finalist in the 60m last year, would once again qualify with ease through the heats, taking the club record in the process. Despite running the semi-final just hours after this success, Matty would again reduce his time, becoming the first Exeter student ever to run a sub-7 second 60m.
Lastly, the female 4x200m relay squad showcased the quality of the entire team, qualifying for the final in the only relay of the weekend. In doing so, they competed and held their own among the premier female sprint groups in the country, a fantastic achievement that bodes exceptionally well for the upcoming outdoor season and future years.
The level of assistance provided over the course of the weekend was excellent, with Nikos Tzougkarakis’ expertise in the high jump allowing both David and Alex to achieve PB’s, while Sonya’s elite knowledge across all events calmed many nerves and contributed to the success of the weekend. The atmosphere brought by the 38-strong team was recognised by a number of other Universities as well as the announcer, who’s comment “Exeter are once again making their presence known”, encapsulates the meteoric rise of the club on this National Stage.
Well done to all those who competed and good luck for the upcoming season, the commitment by all athletes over the Winter is showing and I look forward to entering another sizeable squad for Varsity and BUCS Outdoors.
Big Love, Bleed Green and Up the Club,