Tyers takes gold at British Universities Champs

27 February 2012

Sports Performance student Sophie Tyers led the way for the University of Bath at this weekend’s British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Indoor Athletics Championships.

The 20-year-old took gold over 800m at the championships in Sheffield in a time of 2:06.85.

There was also a gold in the 60m hurdles for Andy Pozzi, who trains at the University of Bath but is a student at UWE. University of Bath student Ben Reynolds came home second to take silver.

In the men’s 800m there was a silver for Zac Randall, a Politics with International Relations student at the University of Bath, while Sports Performance student Steve Mitchell took silver in the 3000m.

Jo White (Economics with International Development) took silver in the women’s 200m behind Meghan Beesley, the 400m hurdles bronze medallist at last year’s European Under-23 Championships

And White picked up a second silver of the championships with the University of Bath women’s 4x200m relay team, along with Sophie Skimmer, Laura Burke and Megan Southwart.

Meanwhile, Sports Performance student James Gladman was in impressive form at the Aviva England Age Group Indoor Championships in Birmingham.

He knocked more than 1/10th of a second off his personal best to take Under-20s gold and break Pozzi’s UK best under-20 record with a new benchmark of 7.65 seconds.

There was also a new Under-17 UK best for Team Bath AC athlete Loren Bleaken with a time of 2:06.75.

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