Team UQ sixth overall at 2016 Australian Uni Games

Tuesday 4 October 2016
The University of Queensland (UQ) has finished sixth overall out of 42 competing universities at 2016 Australian Uni Games (AUG) in Perth, winning champion honours in four sports.
  • 2016 Australian Uni Games

Fielding a 118-strong team of student-athletes, Team UQ claimed a total of 32 medals – including 12 gold – over the five days of competition to be the Games’ highest-ranked Queensland university.

UQ’s Men’s and Women’s swimmers combined to win an impressive 17 medals, accumulating a total team score of 47 points – a resounding 10.5 points clear of second placegetter, The University of Western Australia (UWA).

In sailing, UQ took victory in an incredible 18 of 24 team races to be named AUS Sailing Champion, ending UWA’s six-year winning streak.

UQ athletics competitors collected a total of seven medals in track and field events, with 2016 Clem Jones Sporting Scholarship recipient, Mia Cunningham, winning gold in both Women’s Shot Put and Javelin.

Following consecutive AUG bronze medals, UQ’s Mixed Touch team broke through for a well-earned gold medal in Perth, overcoming University of Technology Sydney 8-4 in the final to finish the tournament unbeaten.

On Scarborough Beach, UQ Beach Volleyballers Paige Hines and Heather Reed dominated the Women’s Pairs competition, beating Flinders University 2-0 in the gold medal match to also go through competition undefeated.

In other medal results, UQ’s Men’s Hockey squad beat Monash University 5-1 in the bronze medal playoff, while UQ rowers claimed one silver and two bronze medals in competition at the Champion Lakes Regatta Centre.

More than 5,600 student-athletes from across Australia competed at the Games, with Gold Coast to host 2017 AUG.

Team UQ Results

Athletics

Women’s Shot Put – Mia Cunningham (1st – gold medal)

Women’s Javelin – Mia Cunningham (1st – gold medal)

Men’s Discus – Michael Erian (2nd – silver medal)

Women’s 400m – Mikhela Bayes (2nd – silver medal)

Men’s 200m – Jonty Flottmann (2nd – silver medal)

Men’s 100m – Jonty Flottmann (3rd – bronze medal)

Men’s Pole Vault – Triston Vincent (3rd – bronze medal)

Beach Volleyball - Women's Pair

Beach Volleyball – Women’s Pairs (Paige Hines & Heather Reed, 1st – gold medal)

Men's Hockey

UQ dft. Monash University, 5-1 (3rd – bronze medal)

Women's Hockey

Deakin University dft. UQ, 2-1 (15th)

Rowing

Mixed Coxed Four (3rd – silver medal)

Men’s Lightweight Single Scull – Blaine Heseltine (3rd – bronze medal)

Women’s Double Scull – Erin Smith & Bridgette Court (3rd – bronze medal)

Sailing

UQ won 18 of 24 team sailing races (1st – gold medal)

Swimming

Men’s 100m Backstroke – Peter Mills (1st – gold medal)

Men’s 200m Backstroke (Peter Mills, 1st – gold medal)

Women’s 100m Freestyle (Taylor Green, 1st – gold medal; Sarah Duncan, 2nd – silver medal)

Women’s 4x50m Freestyle Relay (1st, gold medal)

Women’s 4x50m Medley Relay (1st, gold medal)

Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay (1st – gold medal)

Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay (1st – gold medal)

Men’s 50m Backstroke – Peter Mills (2nd – silver medal)

Women’s 50m Freestyle – Kate Hudson (2nd – silver medal); Taylor Green (3rd – bronze medal)

Men’s 200m Butterfly (Scott Connor, 2nd – silver medal)

Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay (2nd – silver medal)

Men’s 200m Freestyle – Peter Mills (3rd – bronze medal)

Women’s 100m Backstroke – Kate Hudson (3rd – bronze)

Women’s 800m Freestyle (Ciara Cescotto, 3rd – bronze medal)

Women’s 200m Backstroke (Kate Hudson, 3rd – bronze medal)

Mixed Touch

UQ dft. University of Technology Sydney, 8-4 (1st – gold medal)

Women's Touch

UQ dft. Monash University, 6-4 (5th place)

Men's Ultimate Disc

University of Sydney dft. UQ, 11-3 (2nd – silver medal)

Women's Ultimate Disc

University of Sydney dft. UQ, 8-6 (4th)

Total Medals

Champion University: 4 x sports (swimming, sailing, Beach Volleyball - Women Pairs, Mixed Touch)

Gold: 12

Silver: 10

Bronze: 10

Total Medals: 32

Jamie Mitchell

Jamie is UQ Sport's PR and Comms Specialist. He's a sportaholic with an unhealthy amount of jerseys in his wardrobe. You'll find Jamie playing social sport most afternoons, or gritting his teeth in the gym trying to lift weights.