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Students secure athletics and karate victories

04.03.20

A large cohort of St Catharine's students helped the University's athletics and karate teams secure victories at recent Varsity and national competitions.

The Cambridge University Athletics Club came home with wins against Oxford in the Men’s Track and Women’s Field, and a draw in the Men’s Field competition from the Varsity Field Events and Relays held at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre on Saturday 29 February. St Catharine's students competing included PhD student Becky Martin (2013, Natural Sciences) and undergraduates Zahra Brady (2019, MML), Harry Cox (2018, Engineering), Josh Maiklem (2017, Natural Sciences), Mo Oyelola (2018, Theology & Religious Studies) and Alex Prickett (2018, Psychological and Behavioural Sciences​).​ Among their achievements were victories for the Women's 60m team, featuring both Zahra and Alex, and the Men's javelin, which Josh competed in.

Pictured: Athletes Josh Maiklem, Harry Cox, Alex Prickett and Mo Oyelola (Photo: A Prickett)

The same weekend, the Cambridge University Karate Club (CUKC) continued its winning streak against Oxford for the fourteenth year in a row, coming home with the Enoeda Cup and victories in all three elements of the competition (Men's, Women's and Mixed). This followed a successful British Universities & Colleges Sport Karate Competition earlier in February, with bronzes for the CUKC in Team Kata, Intermediate Kata and Senior KumiteThere is a significant Catz presence on the team with postgraduates Christoff Hess (2019, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies) and Putu Agus Khorisantono (2019, Physiology, Development & Neuroscience​) joined by first year ​Matt Penner (2019, Natural Sciences).

Pictured: The Cambridge University Karate Club, courtesy of Maeve Brittle (2019, Geography)

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