Flinders athletes show winning form

Flinders athletes have put in blistering performances at the 2017 City-Bay Fun Run, placing 2nd, 10th and 11th among 26,000 runners.

Riley Cocks, recently returned from a top ten finish in the World University Games in Taipei, took out second place in the wake of first-place-getter and Olympian, Brett Robinson, running the 12km course in 35 minutes and 50 seconds.

Riley was the first South Australian to cross the finish line.

Riley’s brother, Jacob Cocks, along with Lachlan Scott, reinforced Flinders’ athletic reputation with all three gaining a spot in the top ten finishers for the state.

Medical students Nathan Lang and Alexis Gillham, together with Flinders University Sport and Fitness staff member Chris Rawlings, made up the rest of the Flinders team running in this major sporting event.

Flinders University is a member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) program that supports Australia’s elite athletes to achieve academic excellence while also pursuing a sporting career.

Flinders was proud to sponsor the City-Bay team, their amazing efforts highlighting the quality and elite sportsmanship of Flinders students.

Another major victory on the sporting field saw the Flinders University Women’s Soccer Division 1 team beat cross-town rivals Adelaide University in the grand final match.

The elated Flinders Flames after their impressive grand final win

The Flinders Flames finished top of the table, gaining bragging rights over their old enemy.

This victory saw the Flinders Flames achieve back-to-back premierships for the first time in the club’s history.

Congratulations goes to the girls for a stellar season on the field.

Flinders Flames has a proud 15-year history of encouraging women of all ages and abilities to play competitive soccer.

More information about the club can be found on the Flinders Flames website.

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