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.