Gold for USC at national multi-sport event

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Gold for USC at national multi-sport event


Published on 28 September 2012

28 September 2012

The University of the Sunshine Coast has won three gold in its medal haul at the 2012 Australian University Games finishing in Adelaide today.

“It’s likely to be one of our most successful ever Games,” said USC Sport and Operations Coordinator Gary Moore who attended the exciting five-day event.

It’s believed to be the first time USC has won gold at the annual multi-sport event and all three were in athletics.

Tommy Connolly of Minyama won the 400m hurdles, Luke Grimley of Woombye took out the 400m race and both took victory in USC’s 4x400m relay team with Christian Mackenzie of Little Mountain and Ben Hayward of Caboolture.

“They won the relay by six seconds and nearly broke the 30-year-old record,” Moore said. “Ben also got silver in the 200m by just 0.03 second.

“Considering we only had four runners compared to bigger unis that could swap competitors, USC gave a fantastic performance.”

The mixed touch football and mixed beach volleyball fours teams were both celebrating bronze medals in hard-fought competitions.

Other results are still coming in. The 28 USC competitors, who took part in sports that also included tenpin bowling and swimming, will be back on campus next week.

— Julie Schomberg

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