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Women’s Captain’s indoor season review

Grace Izinyon sums up the success of CUAC Women's indoor season 2023.


Grace Izinyon


29 March 2023


Held at Iffley Road on a grey and rainy November day, the annual Freshers Varsity Match was the first opportunity for our new crop of athletes to compete in a Cambridge vest. Although it ended with our defeat, we saw some amazing performances from the CUAC freshers. Freya John had a great run, securing first place in the 100m dash in a time of 14.50s, while Phoebe Schofield was first over the line in the 400m hurdles race. Annie Durand-Marandi’s 1.55m made for an exceptional win in the high jump, and let’s not forget Sky Udondem who placed first in both long and triple jump to sweep the horizontal jumps. Coming into the new year, we started to prepare for VFEAR at Lee Valley, despite some injures and last- minute changes we were able to form a solid team. Great heights were cleared by our pole vault team comprised of Shani Wright, Tjasa Zaletel, Eloise Suissa and Ella Weaver, who were able to contribute a Cambridge win for the day. Additionally, our high jump squad had some outstanding performances from Leonie Brunning, Lea Wenger, Ella Weaver and Johanna Schoenecker, who also brought a team win for the women’s field events. Although we had a few unexpected results at FVM and VFEAR, there were a lot of great performances at BUCS Indoors, with Reese Robinson scoring a new personal best of 12.21m in the triple jump, and Laura Hergenrother and Milly Dickinson advancing to the 800m semi-finals. With only a few months left before the summer Varsity Match, we look forward to training hard to end the season well. [Photo shows successful women’s pole vault squad with coach John Mahon]

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