Following on from this weeks Varsity here is our Track and Field captains race report.
We JUMPED into the first of Track and Field events this academic year at Exeter Arena with the annual South West Winter Varsity. There were a number of RELAY good performances from EUAC!
For some it was a chance to brush off some cobwebs for the summer, others to demonstrate their training paying off, and some to dabble in a new event or two * cough * ok I’m still not a hurdler or heptathlete yet…
The day sprinted off with a successful start with wins in both the mens and womens 60m races from EUAC athletes Beth and King Kevin! On the track other fanTRACKstic EUAC wins consisted of Beth (again, in 200m), Zoe Benton (400m), Jason Drew (3000m) and Tom Beckett (60m Hurdles).
Turning our heads to the field, Georgina Westwood raised the bar with three brilliant performances, winning all of her events (shot putt, javelin and joint 1st high jump with Alex Hancock). We’ll be looking forward to seeing more from her! It was FIELDbulous to see Alex Hancock back out on the high jump after a year off, good luck for the rest of the season!
Overall FXU took first place, followed by Swansea, EUAC, Bristol, Plymouth and then Gloucestershire. This event wouldn’t have been able to go on without the help of Sonya, the officials, and everyone else who volunteered a bit of time throughout the day!
Looking THROWard to the coming year of more Track and Field competitions (no promises on improving my puns however).