Strong results for Team La Trobe at UniSport Nationals Athletics

La Trobe University has recorded an impressive overall result at the 2019 UniSport Nationals Athletics in Sydney from April 11-14.

Team La Trobe finished sixth overall from a field of 29 competing universities on the back of one gold medal and five silver. Additionally, each of the medals won by Team La Trobe were taken out by members of the La Trobe Elite Athlete Program (LEAP).

Highlighting the list of outstanding Team La Trobe performances was the efforts of Nicholas Dyson. The 21-year-old Commerce/Law student claimed gold in the Men’s Discus Throw event with a throw of 53.11m, which was over six metres clear of his nearest competitor.

Dyson capped off a terrific Nationals Athletics campaign by also taking home the silver medal in the Men’s Shot Put event, finishing just 44cm short of University of Sydney’s Matthew Mountford with a shot of 13.55m.

In the aftermath of his medal haul in Sydney, Dyson said he took plenty from the Uni Nationals experience and looked forward to representing Team La Trobe again in coming years.

“For me, the best thing about Uni Nationals is the chance to see and compete with friends throughout Australia, as well as make new friends from within the La Trobe team,” Dyson said.

“I have always been able to perform well at these events and I hope to continue to do so in the future.”

Other Team La Trobe members to claim silver medals included Matthew Scott in the Men’s 800m, Dalton Di Medio in the Men’s Pole Vault, Emma Butler in the Women’s Javelin and Chloe Grenade in the Women’s Long Jump.

The final results from the 2019 UniSport Nationals Athletics can be viewed at unisport.com.au/athletics-div1.

The next UniSport Nationals event to feature Team La Trobe will be the Nationals Swimming Championships in Sydney from May 10-12, before attention turns to the Division 2 Uni Nationals on the Gold Coast from July 7-11.

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