Kings of the North
Steel Cup 30/1/19
Sheffield University Athletics Club proved themselves true Kings and Queens of the North by winning the Steel Cup (move over Sansa), beating out competitors such as Leeds, Leeds Beckett, Durham, Northumbria, Nottingham, Lancaster and of course, Hallam.
The day was kickstarted with Fresher Michael Damoah winning his 60m heat of the A race in 7.25 seconds, coming 3rd overall. A personal best for old timer Andrew Li was a cherry on top of the successful 60m races, his final time being 7.82 seconds.
The club’s Vice Captain Harry Russell led by example, winning the 400m B race with an indoor pb of 49.68, placing second overall.
In the women’s 400, Fresher Amy Gellion placed second overall in a rapid time of 57.49 and Heather Carson was pleased to dip under 60 seconds indoors, earning her a season’s best and 1st place in her heat. Liam McGivern, Nathan Linsley, Annabel Pask and Isobel Mills also put in solid performances.
In the 200m Eima Meade smashed out 22.63, placing first overall.
Alex Chazel, Andrew Li and Atheer Galdagon ran good races and TJ Omojomolo and Nathan Linsley both earned overall PBs of 25.01 and 24.44 respectively.
Emily Hornung won the 200m B string in the fastest time she’s run since becoming an adult: 27.34, only 0.31 off of her PB set in 2014.
Katherine Neo earned herself a 200m PB, dipping under 30 seconds for the first time with 29.53.
Oliver Dane smashed his competition in the 800m but unfortunately just missed out on the time he was hoping to run. He ran a brave race with absolutely nobody anywhere near him to push him along, save for Dom Brown who was pacemaker. We’re all proud of you Ollie, looking forward to watching you at BUCs indoors.
Tommy Horton was a bit of a superhero on Wednesday, winning both the 1500m and the 3000m, the latter of which was a season’s best.
The senior Women’s 3000m was a slightly sad affair, with only Sheffield uni entering any athletes. However, Stella Cross, Jacky Penn and Lauren Howe were not fazed, and all ran season’s bests.
The second superhero of the day was most certainly James Paoluzzi, competing in almost all of the field events in addition to 60mH. He won the Long Jump and Triple Jump, leaping 6.47m and 13.54m respectively, came second in the High Jump with 1.85m and ran a SB in the 60mH (8.82).
Finally, both the men’s and women’s 4x200m teams dominated the track although the men’s team were unfortunately disqualified due to a baton fumble.
The women’s team, consisting of Isobel Mills, Heather Carson, Becky Quirke and Amy Gellion, won the relay by leading from the front in 1:44.61.