BUCS Nationals success for Sport Liverpool athletes

Beth Cheminals BUCS University of Liverpool

Final year georgraphy student and AU Vice President  Matt Addison keeps us up-to-date with the latest University of Liverpool BUCS news with his report.

It was a weekend of medals for Sport Liverpool athletes at the recent annual BUCS Nationals event that took place in Sheffield.

Following her bronze medal in the British Championships the weekend before, Alexandra Russell went on to win BUCS gold in the triple jump. Alexandra broke her own personal best and the BUCS record – which had stood since 2012 – jumping 13.39m.

First year students Beth Cheminais (Physiotherapy) and Aidan McLean (Maths) took silver in judo and karate respectively. The men’s senior kumite team also won bronze in the team championships in karate.

Following these results, Beth and Aidan have now been invited to represent the University of Liverpool at EUSA (European University Sports Association) Championships in Zagreb, Croatia in the summer.

In fencing, Felix Sudderick won silver in Epee while another elite athlete, Ella Nightingale, achieved bronze in Sabre.

After the weekend of success, Sport Development Officer (Performance) Danielle Farrell said: “I’m really pleased with the results and medal haul from BUCS Nationals, which has improved from last year.

“It’s particularly pleasing to see a number of elite athletes achieve personal bests when up against the best in the country. Most of these athletes train with our Strength & Conditioning coach Phil Hewitt and it’s testament to the training they’re doing in the gym.

“Seeing first year students Aidan and Beth win silver also shows we’re attracting more and more high-level athletes to this University. I’m looking forward to watching their sporting careers advance over the coming years.”

Almost 6,000 students from across the country competed in the competition across eight different sports. The competition took place from Friday, 15 February to Sunday, 17 February.