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CQUniversity athletes shine bright at 2016 Australian Uni Games

CQUniversity athletes shine bright at 2016 Australian Uni Games

Published:05 October 2016

Australian University Games medal winners, CQUniversity students Jackson Hughes (Left) and Taryn Gollshewsky (right) with University Team Manager Jana Paris.

CQUniversity’s top athletes have come away with gold, silver and bronze medals after competing at the 2016 Australian University Games in Perth recently.

CQUniversity Masters in Education student Taryn Gollshwesky pulled off an amazing feat to win gold, throwing a personal best of 60.27m in the discus, just mere centimetres off the Olympic qualifying length of 61m.

“I’m pretty happy,” Taryn said. “I would  have liked to have gotten the Olympic qualifying length, but it was still a personal best.

Taryn smashed her competition in the event, with the second place getter throwing 41m. This was Taryn’s fourth Australian Uni Games and she has won her event at every competition. She’s been  studying with CQUni for six years.

Taryn said she would use the win to spur her on while she continues her training for the Athletics Australia domestic tour season in 2017.

CQUni’s Touch Football team, which was undefeated during the entire competition, ending up claiming  silver, after a one-point loss against Griffith University in the grand final.

Touch team members Luke O’Brien, University Team Captain Jackson Hughes, Braydon Hegarty and Daniel Gill were presented with Green and Gold Medals and Jackson also received the Best and Fairest Award and was  the only recipient to be bestowed the honour.

Not to be outdone was triple jumper Steven Tripney, who claimed bronze in his event.