And that's a wrap on UniSport Australia Nationals Div 1 for this year! Thanks for following along with us: here are some of our final results...
After a riveting finals match, our Ultimate team took out the bronze medal in the competition. An absolutely huge achievement, well done team! First year Hannah Nandan also took out the Martin Laird Encouragement Award, courtesy of Ultimate Australia - you can read more about that here.
Women's Badminton had an awesome last day of the competition, finishing with a 4-1 win against USQ, and a 4-0 win against USC, finished up in 9th place. The Men's team has a tough week at the competition, not taking out any wins, but they all enjoyed themselves and improved immensely, also finishing in 9th place.
Beach Volleyball finished up 17th overall after winning 2-1 against MQU, having been knocked fairly early in the week due to an unfortunate draw placing. Women's Football conquered Griffith University for 7th place overall, with Men's Football finishing up in 10th place after a challenging play-off against CQU.
Men's Tennis won their playoff for 9th place against UNSW 4-1. Women's Tennis also won their playoff against Western Sydney, finishing in 11th place. The teams both suffered with a variety of injuries throughout the week, but soldiered on regardless - an admirable effort.
After qualifying for 14 of the 16 A finals, ANU’s Rowing team went on to win 3 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals. The gold medals were in the men’s double scull, the men’s pair and the mixed four. These included a spectacular dead heat for first in the men's pair between ANU and the University of Queensland.
Ally, our cyclist, took out 6th in the road race, 10th in time trials, and 6th in crit - she landed in 12th place overall out of 22 cyclists. Our Golf representative Nick finished up in 4th place overall out of 40 competitors!
Our Cheer & Dance team placed 9th in their lyrical routine, 9th in their pom routine, and 10th in their jazz routine.
Our Judo team took out one gold medal (Kurt Michl U100kg) and three bronze (team event, Callum Webb U66kg, Zongtin Han U100kg. Kendo took out 4th place overall.
Table Tennis finished up in 12th place.
A series of thanks are in order to all athletes, club support staff, and to all of our supporters throughout the competition - we couldn't have achieved what we did without you. With 2020 Nationals having just been announced to be taking place in Perth, we're excited to see what our athletes can conquer next year.