Thursday, October 8, 2015

Universal success for CQUni Universals

It was great to see such a fantastic CQUni presence at this year's Australian University Games and I am also happy to report back that our competitors had some great success as well. Here are some of the fantastic results:
  • A games record discus throw of 54.87m helped CQUniversity student Taryn Gollshewsky lead the line for her team at the recent Australian University Games on the Gold Coast. Bundaberg-based Taryn's gold medal winning throw was more than 3m better than her nearest competitor in the women's discus element of the Games. Taryn also helped out our Mixed Touch team showing true team spirit to the Universals.
  • Steven Tripney, first-year undergraduate distance student (CQUni Sydney campus) also won gold with a 14.88m triple jump. Steven celebrated the AUGs along with his wife and seven-month-old baby who travelled from Sydney to be a part of the Games. 
  • Our Black Belt competitor Kathleen Smith travelled from Toowoomba to compete, coming a fine second to her opponent and becoming a Silver Medallist.
  • Three students received the prestigious green and gold merit award. Green and Gold Merit awards recognise and reward outstanding performances at National Australian University Sport events.Congratulations to Taryn Gollshewsky, Jackson Hughes and Justin Cridland.
  • Nilau Kon (CQUni Brisbane campus) made the semis in 200 Metre Sprint, just missing out on Finals by 0.02 of a second. Nilau is very motivated to compete in 2016 and shows a strong sense of commitment to his sprinting and can't wait to take out finals next year.
  • Our men's touch team won Silver in the competition which is an incredible achievement for our debut into the Australian University Games. 
  • Our mixed touch players were up against odds with lower numbers compared to other universities, however they still managed to take out a win with high spirits. The physical endurance and dedication of this team were particularly noted.
  • Our Rugby team overall ranked 16th and have already commenced plans for next year's competition expressing enthusiasm and dedication to establishing a student-led CQUni Rugby 7s program.
  • Undoubtedly our most passionate sporting team, our Cricket team consisted of a diverse membership including international postgraduate students who highlighted that representing their University has been a great honour and an incredible experience. The Sportsmanship and representation of our Cricket T20 team were second to none.
Well done to all our competitors, DVC Jenny Roberts and Student Representative Council Executive Officer, Jana Paris for making CQUni's fantastic showing at the event possible.

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