USC athletes finish Games with 12 medals

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After incredible performances at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, our USC athletes have come away with 12 medals altogether. Between them, they have won five gold, three silver and four bronze in the swimming pool, on the cycling track and on the netball court.

The final two medals were secured in the same match on the final day by Sunshine Coast Lightning captain Geva Mentor playing for England’s netball team that beat Australia’s team 52-51.

USC student Caitlin Bassett and fellow Lightning player Steph Wood won silver for the Australian side in the final match.

USC’s medal winners:

  • GOLD: USC netballer Geva Mentor wins gold playing for England in the netball final against Australia 52-51. Results here.

  • GOLD: USC cyclists Leigh Howard, Kelland O’Brien and Sam Welsford (and team mate Alex Porter) have secured a gold medal and a world record time of 3 minutes and 49.804 seconds in the Men’s 4000m Team Pursuit. Results here. Cycling Australia features comments from the cyclists in their news release here.
  • GOLD: USC swimmer Jake Packard and the Australian team win gold in the Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay final, setting a new games record of 3.31.04. Results here.
  • GOLD: USC cyclist Sam Welsford won a gold medal in the Men's 15km Scratch Race Finals cycling. Results here.
  • GOLD: USC swimmer Leah Neale and Australian teammates win gold in Women’s 4x200m freestyle relay and set new Games record of 7.48.04. Results here.
  • SILVER: USC netballers Caitlin Bassett and Steph Wood win silver in the netball final against England 52-51. Results here.

  • SILVER: USC swimmer Blake Cochrane silver medal in SM8 200m individual medley final. Results here.
  • SILVER: USC swimmer Ellie Cole has won a silver medal in the S9 100m Backstroke swimming. Results here.
  • BRONZE: USC swimmer Daniel Fox has won a bronze medal in the S14 200m Freestyle swimming. Results here.
  • BRONZE: USC swimmer Blake Cochrane has won a bronze medal in the SB8 100m breaststroke final.
  • BRONZE: USC swimmer Ellie Cole bronze medal in S9 100m freestyle final. Results here.
  • BRONZE: USC swimmer Logan Powell wins bronze in the S9 100m backstroke final. Results here.

FULL USC RESULTS TO DATE:

Thursday 5 April

  • Kaylee McKeown in 400m individual medley heats:  Placed fourth in her heat. Results here.
  • Leah Neale in 200m freestyle heats. Placed second in heat and sixth in final. Results here.
  • Daniel Fox in S14 200m freestyle heats. Won heat. Bronze medal. Results here.
  • Geva Mentor (playing for England) in netball preliminary match. England won. Results here.
  • Leigh Howard, Kelland O’Brien, Sam Welsford in 4000m team pursuit heats. Gold medal and new world record. Results here.
  • Caitlin Bassett and Stephanie Wood in netball preliminary match - Australia beat Northern Ireland 94-26. Results here.

Friday 6 April

  • Jake Packard in 100m breaststroke heats. Won heat qualifying him for final at 8.32pm. Results here.
  • Kaylee McKeown in 100m backstroke heats. Won heat qualifying her for tonight's semi-final after 8.55pm. Results here
  • Ellie Cole in S9 100m backstroke heats. Places second qualifying her for final at 8.43pm. Results here.
  • Karla Mostert (South Africa) in netball preliminary match. 46 - 57 to Jamaica. Results here.
  • Sam Welsford in 4000m individual pursuit heats (final 7-10pm). Placed fifth. Results here.
  • Caitlin Bassett and Stephanie Wood in netball preliminary match. 94-26 win against Northern Ireland. Results here.
  • Geva Mentor (England) in netball preliminary match vs Malawi. Win. Results here.
  • Jake Packard 100m breaststroke semi final. Places second. Results here.
  • Ellie Cole in S9 100m backstroke final. Second place silver. Results here.
  • Kaylee second in 100m backstroke semifinal. Final at 8.03pm Saturday. Results here.

Saturday 7 April

  • Taylor McKeown (won her heat) Tessa Wallace (second in her heat) in 200m breaststroke. Made finals at 9.09pm Saturday. Results here and here.
  • Blake Cochrane placed third in SB8 100m breaststroke heats. Qualifies for final at 9.16pm. Results here.
  • Karla Mostert (South Africa) in netball prelim match. 49-35 win to South Africa. Results here.
  • Jake Packard 100m breaststroke final. Placed fourth. Results here.
  • Kaylee McKeown in women’s 100m backstroke final Placed fourth. Results here.
  • Tessa Wallace and Taylor McKeown in 200m breaststroke finals. Taylor 5th, Tessa 6th. Results here.
  • Blake Cochrane in SB8 100m breaststroke final. Bronze. Results here.
  • Sam Welsford wins gold in Men's 15km Scratch Race Finals, cycling track. Results here.
  • Leah Neale and Australian teammates win gold in Women’s 4x200m freestyle relay and set new Games record of 7.48.04. Results here.

Sunday 8 April

  • Kaylee McKeown wins 200m backstroke heats (final at 7.37pm). Results here.
  • Jake Packard places second in 50m breaststroke heats (semi-finals from 8.19pm). Results here.
  • Blake Cochrane places second in SM8 200m individual medley (final at 8.29pm). Results here.
  • Ellie Cole wins her S9 100m freestyle heat. (final at 8.36pm). Results here.
  • Taylor McKeown in 200m individual medley heats. Ranked fifth. Reserve for final at 9.24pm. Results here.
  • Geva Mentor (England) in netball preliminary match. England won 55-49 vs Uganda. Results here.
  • Karla Mostert (South Africa) in netball preliminary match. Australia won 60-38. Results here.
  • Caitlin Bassett and Stephanie Wood in netball preliminary match
  • Kaylee McKeown in 200m backstroke final. Fourth in final. Results here.
  • Jake Packard in breaststroke semi-final. Placed third. Results here.
  • Blake Cochrane silver medal in SM8 200m individual medley final. Results here.
  • Ellie Cole bronze medal in S9 100m freestyle final. Results here.
  • Taylor McKeown was a reserve but did not race in 200m individual medley final. Results here.

Monday 9 April

  • Caitlin Bassett & Stephanie Wood in netball preliminary match. Win against Fiji 108-23. Results here.
  • Geva Mentor (England) in netball preliminary match. England wins against Wales 85-31. Results here.
  • Jake Packard placed fourth in the Men’s 50m breaststroke final. Results here.

Tuesday 10 April

  • Mikkayla Sheridan places third in 400m freestyle heats, qualifying for final at 7.37pm. Results here.
  • Logan Powell places second in S9 100m backstroke heats, qualifying for final at 8.47pm. Results here.
  • Men’s 4x100m medley relay heats. Jake Packard on the team but did not swim. Results here.
  • Karla Mostert (South Africa) in netball preliminary match. South Africa beat Fiji 92-28. Results here.
  • Mikkayla Sheridan places sixth in 400m freestyle final. Results here.
  • Logan Powell wins bronze in the S9 100m backstroke final. Results here.
  • Jake Packard and the Australian team win gold in the Men’s 4x100m medley relay final, setting a new games record of 3.31.04. Results here.

Wednesday 11 April

  • Geva Mentor (England) in netball preliminary match. England wins 54-45 against New Zealand. Results here.
  • Karla Mostert (South Africa) in netball preliminary match. South Africa wins 85-25 against Barbados. Results here.
  • Caitlin Bassett and Stephanie Wood in netball preliminary match. Australia wins 72-51 against Jamaica. Results here.

Thursday 12 April

  • Karla Pretorious and the South African netball team place fifth on the table after beating Uganda 53-42. Results here.

Sunday 15 April

  • Geva Mentor wins gold playing for England in the netball final against Australia 52-51. Results here.
  • USC netballers Caitlin Bassett and Steph Wood win silver in the netball final against England 52-51. Results here.
 
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