La Trobe athletes continue to impress on Day 4 of Uni Nationals

It was another great day for Team La Trobe at the UniSport Nationals competition in Perth, with plenty of medals claimed and teams gearing up for their final matchups.

Our Team La Trobe swimmers were outstanding on Day 4, taking home four medals. Reidel Smith was brilliant once again, taking home a gold medal in the 400-metre medley and silver in the 50-metre breaststroke. Cameron Jordan (main image) also claimed gold in the 50-metre breaststroke, while Mia Holah won a bronze medal in the 200-metre backstroke.

After yesterday’s triumphs, the La Trobe men’s basketball team made their way through to the final after defeating RMIT 49-41 in the semis. They will play Monash University in the gold medal match on Day 5.

Unfortunately, our women’s basketball team couldn’t manage the same feat, losing 27-36 in the quarter-final to the University of Technology Sydney, before beating RMIT 26-25 to put themselves into the 5th/6th playoff.

Team La Trobe’s mixed netball team defeated the University of Technology Sydney 42-36 in the quarter-final, before suffering a 24-50 semi-final loss to the University of Canberra. They will now face the University of Western Australia in the bronze medal match.

Our women’s soccer team were also defeated in a semi-final, taking a 0-2 loss against the University of Wollongong. They too will now compete for a bronze medal on Day 5, as they go up against the Australian National University.

Our men’s volleyball team earned a 2-0 win over the University of New South Wales on Day 4. They will play the University of Queensland in the 9th/10th playoff.

Meanwhile, the women’s team was beaten 0-2 by the University of Sunshine Coast in the quarter-final before losing 1-2 to Curtin University. This will send them into a 7th/8th playoff where they will play the University of Technology Sydney.

In women’s badminton, Team La Trobe suffered a 2-7 loss against Monash University but also picked up an 8-1 win over Western Sydney University. They will play them once again tomorrow in the 7th/8th matchup.

Our men’s badminton picked up a 6-3 win over the University of Queensland, and a 3-6 loss to the University of Sydney. They will play the University of Queensland again tomorrow in the 7th/8th game.

Finally, La Trobe cyclist Stephanie Hibburt claimed a 2nd placed finish in the criterium cycling event.

For daily updates and recaps throughout the 2022 UniSport Nationals, stay tuned to the La Trobe Sport Facebook and Instagram channels.

Brandon Patane is a third-year Bachelor of Media and Communications (Sports Journalism) student at La Trobe University. You can follow him and see more of his work on Twitter @brandonp_13.