USC to celebrate Australian Uni Games success

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Published on 10 October 2012

10 October 2012

The University of the Sunshine Coast will hold a special event tomorrow (Thursday 11 October) to celebrate its most successful result at the Australian University Games.

USC’s team of athletes have returned from the 2012 Games in Adelaide with an impressive medal haul of three gold, two silver and four bronze. This is the first time that USC athletes have won gold at this level of competition.

Individual gold medals went to Tommy Connolly of Minyama in the 400m hurdles and Luke Grimley of Woombye in the 400m.

These two runners combined with Christian Mackenzie of Little Mountain and Ben Hayward of Caboolture to win gold in the 4x400m relay, silver in the 4x100m relay and bronze in the 1600m medley relay.

Hayward also won silver in the 200m race and bronze in the 100m.

A barbecue event for USC’s athletes will be held at the USC Sports Stadium from noon to 1pm.

Among the medallists are two mixed touch football players who were selected for a national merit team.

Cameron Sullivan, 21, of Sippy Downs and Ashleigh Solomon, 21, of Dakabin were awarded “Green and Gold” selection by Australian University Sport for their outstanding performances during the five-day competition.

The USC mixed touch football side finished third at the Games.

USC’s results at the Australian University Games included:

• Gold – 400m hurdles (Tommy Connolly); 400m (Luke Grimley); 4x400m relay (Tommy Connolly, Luke Grimley, Christian Mackenzie, Ben Hayward).

• Silver – 200m (Ben Hayward); 4x100m relay (Tommy Connolly, Luke Grimley, Christian Mackenzie, Ben Hayward).

• Bronze – 1600m medley relay (Tommy Connolly, Luke Grimley, Christian Mackenzie, Ben Hayward); 100m (Ben Hayward); mixed touch; mixed fours beach volleyball

— Terry Walsh

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