UEL sprinter, Omololu Abiodun, has become the Indoor and Outdoor BUCS champion for 2015.
Omololu comfortably won the 200m in a time of 21.41 at the championships at the Bedford International Athletic Stadium.
“I’m speechless,” said the jubilant Sports Coaching student. “UEL has helped me so much, what with the strength and conditioning coaches and the sports massages. Everyone has worked together to make this happen.”
Omololu was not the only UEL medal winner in Bedford. Lorn Mayer won silver in his BUCS debut in the ambulant shot put while the Men’s 4x100m team cemented UEL’s place as one of the fastest universities in the country after winning silver.
The team – Harry McQueen, Kyle Ennis, Shad-Marc Aaron and Omololu – beat several strong opponents including Cardiff Metropolitan, Bath and Leeds Beckett (Carnegie). Darren Wiafe-Morson raced in the heat to help the team qualify.
Darren also finished just outside the medals in the long jump while first year student Antonia Evans reached the finals in the 100m and 200m.
“It’s the culmination of a very busy and successful year for UEL Sports and our sports clubs,” said David Cosford, Director of Sport. “The University of East London will have achieved our best ranking position this year, and it excites me to think of what we can continue to achieve in the future. I’m so proud of all our achievers.”
Notes to Editors
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