In the last race of the 2018 XCR season, the Athletics
Club's Premier Women stormed to 1st place at the Tan
. The team of Stella Radford, Catriona Bisset, Sarah Billings, Lucinda Buckley and Lisa Weightman ran in at 1:06.10, over three minutes quicker than 2nd-placed Knox who finished in 1:09.15. Weightman scored the fastest female lap, running the iconic 3.827km Tan in 12 minutes and 28 seconds. Other results saw the Division 3 MUAC Women score 1st, while in Division 5, MUAC teams finished 1st, 2nd and 5th.
In the Men's competitions, the MUAC Seniors came in 6th, just under four minutes slower than 1st-placed St Stephens. Other notable results saw the Men come 3rd in Division 3, 2nd in Division 6, and 4th in Division 7.
Congratulations to Propulsion Swimming
Club member Lushavel Stickland for taking home three bronze medals at the 2018 Victorian Open Short Course Championships. Lush came 3rd in the 50 metre Backstroke and Freestyle
, and the 100 metre Backstroke
Last week, the Men's State 4 Reserves Soccer
team won the premiership after beating
3rd-placed Northern Falcons 5 - 2 in the final round to clinch top spot
. Menasseh Antachew bagged a hattrick, while Paul Libreri and Ezra Malcisi scored a goal apiece. Congratluations
also to State 4 Seniors striker Luis Gonzalez who top scored the league with 28 goals.
Three Women's Basketball
teams are into grand finals after winning their preliminary finals
over the weekend. The A Grade Women won by 20 points, while the B1 side enjoyed a 37-point win and the B2 Women won by 40 points.
winning streak continues, as the Royals sit on 7 wins and no losses after defeating
the South Eastern Predators 20 - 0. The Royals defence held strong despite a concerted attacking effort from their opponents, stopping the Predators in the 'red zone' multiple times.
Medicine student-athlete Josh Both and Boat
Club team-mate Simon Keenan won
the silver medal in the Men’s Eight at the World Rowing Championships in Romania. Fellow Boat Club member Lucy Stephan also won
the silver medal as part of Australia’s Women’s Four. Science alumna Alice Arch finished fourth in the B Final of the Women’s Lightweight Single Sculls.
Lisa Weightman. Image: Melbourne University Athletics Club