Sports in short

16 September 2002
Stuart Bellamy, Stuart Thomson and Neil Lister represented the SA student rowing team at the Commonwealth Rowing Regatta and at the World Universities Rowing Regatta in Nottingham in August. The coxless four with Thomson in it won gold at the Commonwealth event, and finished fourth in the World contest. In turn, Lister and Bellamy won silver medals in the heavyweight pairs races.

The UCT Rugby Club last week hosted a visit by Tim Lane, assistant coach to the Springbok side and Cats coach for the 2003 Super 12.

James Richard, James Martin, Mpho Mbiyozo, Justin van Winkel and David Kelly were recently selected to play for the WP under-19 rugby team.

The women's A hockey side beat Stellenbosch University for the first time in some years, winning 1-0 in a tough contest in Stellenbosch on August 13.

UCT's Andrew Briggs, vying for the top spot in the Western Province mountain bike league with fellow students James Dawson and Lee Holland over the past few months, has scooped the national title for intermediate men at the South African Mountain Bike Championships in George early in August. Dawson and Holland finished second and third respectively.

The Sports Science Institute will host information sessions on its OptiFit Walk and Run Health Programme on Monday, September 16, at 09h00 and 18h00. Contact Kathy McQuaide at 021 659 5631 for more information.

The UCT Aquatics Club is looking for swimmers to compete in the SASSU tournament in East London in the first week in December. In addition to a fantastic kit, volunteers are also promised a great team spirit and loads of fun in exchange for their natatorial skills. Contact Kirsty Clark at 082 394 5624 or 021 761 5502 or Ian Norden at 082 940 1282.

Netball players Noxolo Mtembu and Palesa Mokomele were recently selected to represent the Western Province senior B and C teams respectively.

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