Performance Sport News 23rd February 2017

BUCS Nationals 2017

Edinburgh return from Sheffield with 50 medals including 10 Gold

The swim team lead the way at BUCS Nationals last weekend with an incredible 17 medals including gold in the blue ribbon event, the Women’s 4x100m free relay, with slver in the Men’s 4x100m free relay. Edinburgh also claimed 2nd place overall.

Men's highlights included:

  • David Cumberlidge claiming gold in the 50m front crawl
  • Olympian Nick Quinn getting bronze in the 100m breast.
  • Men's 4x100m free relay team coming second in a great performance from Kieran, Ross G, Ross L and Jack Thorpe.

Relays were the highlight of the day on the women's side with 4x100 free team: Katherine Greenslade, Lucy Hope, Anna Newlands and Raquel Matos claiming gold! In the medley Katherine Greenslade, Corrie Scott, Tain Bruce and Lucy Hope claimed silver.

The women's side also had a very strong individual showing:

  • Kathryn Greenslade: gold in the 200 front crawl and a bronze in the 100 front crawl.
  • Lucy Hope: silver in the 100 front crawl and a bronze in the 200.
  • Tain Bruce: silver in the 100 fly, silver in the 200 fly and bronze in the 400 IM.

Congratulations to the swim team on a successful weekend of competition!

Che Richards Qualifies with Lifetime Best in BUCS Nationals Long jump

IPP athlete, first year student Che Richards made his BUCS debut and blasted his way to Men’s Long Jump Gold. In qualifying his first jump gave him a new lifetime best 7.64m, which was only 5cm off the BUCS record which has stood for over 10 years now. Che won the final in 7.46m, comfortably ahead of the field.

Congratulations Che, we can't wait to see what's to come in your next 4 years here!

Chloe Dickson Wins Gold in the Women's Foil BUCS Nationals

There were strong performances from Edinburgh University Fencing athletes across all events. The Women's foilists lead the way - placing 5 fencers in the top 8. Chloe Dickson beat club mates Zoe Sudderick and Katie Smith on her way to the gold, with Victoria Duxbury and Lucy Taylor completing the table.

Men's Fencing: Jack Horrix secured the silver medal after three impressive 15-14 victories in a row and Mark Legkovskis finished off EUFC's weekend, continuing his streak of 4 individual medals in 4 years.

Eilidh Gibson Wins Canoe Slalom Gold

IPP athlete Eilidh Gibson paddled her way to Gold in the Canoe Slalom this weekend fighting off some adverse weather conditions in Sheffield. Eilidh had this to say after the race:

"It is the middle of our off-season so it was the first race in a while and was good to get back on the start line. Not only that but it was bitterly cold and blowing a gale so tough racing conditions!"

"I am very pleased with my paddling, managing to put some of the technical elements I have been working on into the race and get a time I am happy with."

Men's Rugby Progress to BUCS Trophy Semi-Finals

Last night Men's Rugby travelled to St Andrews to face their Varsity rivals in the quarter-finals of the BUCS Trophy. After an extremely fast paced and close fought match, Edinburgh University came away with the 22-18 win. The Men now progress to the BUCS Trophy Semi-Finals where they will face Reading University. Congratulations to Men's Rugby!

Caledonia Pride and UoE Students Log First Win in Scottish Basketball History

In a week full of sporting success for the University, partners and Scotland's first women's professional basketball team, Caledonia Pride, logged their first win in the WBBL. Congratulations to Coach Bart Sengers and the nine University of Edinburgh athletes involved.

American centre, Tricia Oakes finished the game with a double double of 14pts and 12 rebounds earning her a spot in this week's WBBL All-Star 5 line up, whilst MSc students Natalie Bastian and Beth Mackie joint top scored with 15pts a piece.

High Performance Rowing Receives Recognition

Congratulations are also in order for Edinburgh University's Boat Club and coaches Colin Williamson and John Higson on gaining recognition for their High Performance Programme here in Edinburgh by GB rowing. Read more about the success of our athletes and coaching staff here:

https://www.britishrowing.org/2017/02/nurturing-the-next-generation-of-gb-rowing-team-stars/

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