In international Rowingnews, the Royal Henley Regatta was held over the weekend, with student-athlete Edward Walmsley narrowly missed out on making the final of the Wyfold Challenge Cup for Men’s Coxed Fours, and the Melbourne Uni Boat Club (MUBC) Men’s Pair of Tom Page and James Health defeating Cornell University in their final after narrowly missing out on qualification for the main draw, to win the Spare Pairs trophy. MUBC athletes have also recently represented Australia in the Under 21 Trans Tasman Team, beating New Zealand in the first round of the competition, while three other MUBC athletes have been selected in the Australian Under 23 team to compete in World Cup 3 and the Under 23 World Championships in the coming weeks.
The Basketball Club had a successful weekend in round 15, with the Men’s Division One team sealing a narrow win over Warrandyte Venom that came down to the final seconds, with a final score of 88-77 in the Black Angels’ favour. The Women’s Division Two team were also celebrating, following a 10-point win over the North East Bushrangers in Wangaratta on Saturday. Both teams will look forward to back-to-back home games this coming Saturday evening.
While the Women’s State League team (along with a number of other Melbourne Uni sides) had a week off, the Men’s State League Soccer team scored enough goals for both teams, pulling off a dominating win over the Plenty Valley Lions 6-1. The men are sitting in 4th, while the women are currently 2nd on their respective ladders.
In Baseball, Melbourne Uni had a solid win over Croydon in the B grade competition, and are sitting in a solid second position on the ladder, only one point behind current leaders Knox.
The Melbourne Uni Rugby Club defeated the Endeavour Hills Rugby Club 34-22, scoring six tries and two conversions in a match that should see the side power forward into the last three rounds of the season before finals.
Round 5 of the Athletics Victoria 2018 Cross Country season involved a series of relays, and was held at the Sandown Racecourse on Saturday 7th July. The Melbourne Uni Athletics Club (MUAC) did well across both the men’s and women’s events, with the Men’s Division 1 team finishing 3rd overall (only 0.07 seconds behind the winning Box Hill team), and the Division 2 team dominated to win their race by 1.5 seconds. In the Women’s events, the Division 1 women finished in a strong second place, while the Division 3 women finished 4th.