King's triumphs at athletics meeting

Athlete jumping a hurdle

The King's men's team won the Inter-Collegiate Athletics Cuppers competition last week. The men put in a strong team performance to win, despite some excellent individual performances from other colleges.

Decathlete Josh Mouland did particularly well for King's. He won the 110m hurdles in 16.1sec, the 800m in 2min 9secs, the pole vault with 3.40m and the discus with 33.33m. He was second in the high jump (1.70m).

Other strong performances came from Joe Watters, who ran the 400m in 54.8s, Chris Lynch and Jake Harris, who ran the 1500m in less than 5mins, and Paddy Buchanan who ran his first ever 2000m steeple chase in only 9mins.

The hammer throwing event showed the depth of the King's squad. Both King's throwers came second despite their best thrower (Andrew Lynch) being out due to injury.

King’s reaped a total of 171 points, ahead of Peterhouse on 118 and St Catharine’s on 90. It is the second year in the row the King's men have won the event.

The women's team had only four competitors yet still came fourth out of 19 colleges. Newnham College came first.

Cambridge University Athletics Club organised the competition, which took place at the Wilberforce Road track on 17 October.

25 October 2010