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Team of the Week : Week 2

In News by Abigail Thellusson2 Comments

Check out what the Cambridge teams have been up to this week, and vote for the Blues most deserving of TOTW!

Equestrian Team

CUET are now undefeated in their BUCS mini-leauge, having achieved a team win against the University of Derby. The team dominated the individual as well: not only did the team take the top four positions at Northampton but the individual Cambridge riders won every single match. This extraordinary result stands them in good stead for the upcoming varsity match and the BUCS regionals.

Photo credits: Kate Branley

Photo: Kate Branley

CUWBC

The Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club have been making waves on the river, with the two Eights boats winning their respective categories at the Quintin Head. The CUWBC 1st VIII won the Elite category, in a strong time of 10:52.6, placing them 33rd out of 227 eights, ahead of many men’s crews. What’s more, the 2nd VIII came second only to the Cambridge 1sts, beating every other university 1st boat.

Photo: CoffeyInsta

Photo: CoffeyInsta

Men’s Football

CUAFC came out victorious in their mud/bloodbath against Oxford Brookes, giving them a valuable 3 points and putting them back at the top of the league. In a frantic game which ended 4-3, it was Herring’s second goal at 72 minutes which secured the win. Oxf*rd, also seeking promotion this season, will be shaken at this result, whilst the Light Blues can be heartened at this proof of their resilience.

Photo: Leslie Smith

Photo: Leslie Smith

 

Hare and Hounds

The Cambridge Hare and Hounds had one of the most successful years in the club’s history at their BUCS championships this weekend. Their silver team medal had the added triumph of putting them ahead of O*ford (3rd) in the biggest cross country race of the season.

Photo: Hare and Hounds Facebook

Photo: Hare and Hounds Facebook

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  1. ChuggsBunny

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1963487820347398&set=ms.c.eJxFk9mNRTEIQzsasS~%3B9NzZ6WPH9RcYcQ6JbHjOT4tG2~_adX2NgW9dlmwU~%3BhLPh4jWS~%3Blhn~%3BtWz5UwhMqVita~%3BlM0zAl2DJosVewuELWm9LXsv1axqNFQ~%3BS1TNpvSpXSFAVlQfdMqZjaUwQ5TEDKLN43VpYt4BhyhP1M3YekMHUq~_rK4MEvWFYyKmTNNekReOCEpwIpgo3UKFyr6TJMKGShoqrdkL27M9QrBcIYW~%3BTgMHCQtoCsLibH2xnbcXVQ4RRocb0oPNrZvSst5RNNj~%3BZe2jeFwyuYp~_x5dSH0tCQVN887Q~_Ujb7uH2JFuQhafscYA1wRZgHBv3kruoKDkFSVuR5QPLPdJ5LbX3PeLjSHjwlIUs82Ux7NTeTgvxlVOqoeAHKjy65KOrjjPlGWocBaIHlsy0tYeuQfSBh~%3BGUZgCLfzFK4ZE~-.bps.a.1963486633680850.1073741826.100000585965567&type=3&theater

    A more suitable photo perhaps?

    To give more context, Cambridge Mens team placed 2nd at BUCS national, ahead of both Loughbourough and Birmingham, both of which have teams made up of athletes who are on athletic scholarship programs and receive money from the sports national governing bodies.
    We were only beaten by St Mary’s, where people go specifically to further their running careers and as a result produce numerous Olympian (Mo, Vernon, etc)

    This is an achievement on the national scale in the second most widely participated sport in the country.

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