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Day Two Uni Games Sydney

[Posted: 1 Oct 2014]

At Sydney Athletics Stadium, the athletes were preparing for a day of jumps, sprints and javelin. Kate Holt breezed through the 5000 m walk, finishing bronze with a time of 29.40. Melissa Howard placed second and Jane Stockley eighth in Javelin, whist the team captain, Rebecca del Pup was knocked out in the 400 m semi-finals on the track coming in at 14th. Nicole Clarke put in a soaring effort on the track finishing 15th in the 800 m.     

Curtin Elite Athlete, Axel Vekemans, and sole fencing representative made it to the third round in the Men’s Individual Foil. Gianna Leone, also an Elite Athlete finished eighth and ninth in the 50 m backstroke and 100 m butterfly events.

The badminton boys warmed up with a big win against The University of SA. Match two against the University of NSW (UNSW), came close with a win in all three singles matches. Doubles Belcher and Chong came in with a tiebreaker set to win 29-27 while Ng and Tang wrapped up the rubber 5-0. Day three will be a test against Melbourne who are currently top of their pool group.

Curtin’s badminton team were narrowly defeated in their first game of the day against Monash. Despite the score, the girls were happy with their performance given Monash are currently in first place in the pool. After a huge win against La Trobe, 210-112, the girls are set for day three playing the last of their preliminary pool matches against Adelaide University before heading into the quarter finals.

Up against Swinburne University, the Men’s basketball team led by two points going into half time, coming out the other side with an eight point victory, 45-37. Their skills on the court was not enough to take out Deakin, with a 32-45. 

Mixed beach volleyball knocked out the local Perth competition, Murdoch, with straight sets all the way only to be taken out by 2013 bronze medalists, Melbourne University. The Curtin beach team will need to bounce back from this defeat tomorrow when they take on last year’s winners Monash. 

After a disappointing opening on Day One, the ten pin team bowled their way to victory over Murdoch and The University of Western Australia (UWA). Over on the green the lawn bowlers showed they were in it to win it with a 2-1 win against UWA. Brad Motteram and Aashay Shah are hoping to have a repeat of 2013, where they took out the competition winning gold. 

Men’s hockey remained undefeated going into day two against La Trobe, who showed them tough competition with 1-0. RMIT beat their winning streak with a 3-0.   

With a five race winning streak, the Curtin sailing team breezed through the day, claiming victory over last year’s favourites, Monash University. Tim Castles, the sailing team captain was very excited about his teams standing performance “We hope we can continue our fine form throughout this week.”

The men’s tennis team took out an early game against Queensland University of Technology, 4-1 before the heat settled in. Will the boys knock out RMIT University and head into the finals?  

For a full run down of the days standing scores download Curtin Team App or see here.