Kim collects gold and silver to help University women to fourth

23 February 2011

Sport and Exercise Science student Kim Murray collected gold and silver medals to help the University of Bath women’s team to fourth place overall at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Indoor Athletics Championships.

Murray was in impressive form in the long jump, producing the best jump of the qualifiers – 5.97m – to secure a place in the final. She was joined in the final by team-mate Hannah Lewis (Civil Engineering), whose 5.95m jump was the best performance in qualifying group B.

The pair continued their domination of the event, with Murray jumping 5.95m to win the final with Lewis runner-up on 5.75m.

Economics student Jo White made her way through to the finals of the 60m and 200m, finishing seventh and fifth respectively.

Heptathlete Sophie Skinner, a Sport and Exercise Science student, reached the final of the shot, finishing 10th with a throw of 9.88m. She also helped the 4×200m relay quartet finish second in the relay.

For the men, Pharmacy student James Groocock finished second in the long jump with a leap of 7.20m.

Chris Wakeford (Sports Performance) reached the 60m hurdles final, finishing seventh in 8.82 seconds. The University of Bath team finished fourth in the 4×200m relay, with GB international Danny Talbot (Sports Performance) taking the team from sixth to fourth on the last leg.

Sports Performance student Conel Macquisten came fifth in the pole vault final, with Jamie Courtenay (Chemistry) eighth. Keegan Sharp (Sport and Exercise Science) was eighth in the shot.

The University of Bath men’s team finished fifth overall in the event, held at Sheffield.

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