Sporting scholar Aleeya Sibbons leads University of Bath to golden sprint double at BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships

02 May 2022

Sporting scholar Aleeya Sibbons sprinted to double gold as University of Bath track and field student-athletes impressed at the 2022 BUCS and BT Outdoor Athletics Championships in Chelmsford over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

Sibbons, a first-year Architecture student who is supported by a Santander Scholarship, eased to victory in both her 100m heat and semi-final before taking the individual title in 11.70 – just two-hundredths of a second clear of Edinburgh’s Alyson Bell.

Aleeya Sibbons (left) and Abi Galpin (right) with coach Colin Bovell

Economics student and Team Bath Dual Career athlete Abi Galpin – who, like Sibbons, is coached at the University by Colin Bovell – was fourth in 11.93.

Sibbons then teamed up with Amy Pye (Biology), Steff Fisher (Sport & Exercise Science) and Ellie Grove (Psychology) to win gold in the women’s 4x100m relay in 46.82 (pictured top).

Fisher was also sixth in the 400m hurdles final in a personal best time of 1:03.98, while Grove beat her previous best as she clocked 56.49 for seventh in the 400m. Jimmy Seacombe (Sport & Exercise Science) matched that finish in the men’s final with a time of 48.64.

Amelia Wills (Sports Performance) went under seven minutes for the first time as she placed eighth in the 2,000m steeplechase in 6:54.59.

In the field Tom Dollery (Sports Performance) was sixth in the men’s javelin with a 56.33m throw and Cameron Darkin-Price (Mathematical Sciences) 12th with 43.22; Ben Sutton (Economics) cleared 6.90m for eighth in the long jump; and Oliver Simmonds (International Management and Modern Languages (Spanish)) equalled his PB of 1.85m for 10th in the high jump final.

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