Glasgow victorious at SUCA championship

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Ross Fraser

The University of Glasgow comfortably beat their nearest rivals, the University of Edinburgh, to win the Scottish University and College Athletics Indoor Championship (SUCA) on Saturday 6 February.

The competition, which has been won by Glasgow since 2011, was notable for featuring a number of stellar performances on the track by Glasgow athletes. These included Laura Muir setting a new championship record in the women’s 800m and the men’s relay team sprinting to victory in the 4x200m relay. Sam Davies obtained a gold medal in the men’s 1500m, as did Krishawn Aiken in the men’s 400m. The women’s relay team also set a new championship record in their 4x400m relay.

There were also impressive performances off the track, as Sam O’Kane and Paul Wishart came first and second in the men’s shot putt, whilst Ben McGuire triumphed in the men’s long jump, beating his nearest opponent by nearly half a metre.

The men’s captain of the club, James McLaren, said of his team’s victory: “I’m super proud of the team who really pulled it out of the bag. With lots of amazing performances and team spirit we have taken the title by a huge margin. Hopefully this victory will help us on to win bigger and better.”