Oaklands retain South England athletics title with record

OAKLANDS College Athletics Team retained the Southern England Students Sports Association (SESSA) title for the third year following a record medal haul. Sixteen universities and four colleges took part in the competition with Oaklands returning with thre

OAKLANDS College Athletics Team retained the Southern England Students Sports Association (SESSA) title for the third year following a record medal haul.

Sixteen universities and four colleges took part in the competition with Oaklands returning with three gold, seven silver and three bronze medals.

The night saw outstanding individual and team achievements, highlighted by the men's 60m final with Oaklands having three finalists with Antoe Walters finishing first in 6.80s and Dewayne Simmes coming home second.

The men's relay team continue to go from strength to strength this year and came back with a gold medal after beating off renowned Universities such as Imperial, Oxford and Cambridge for the title.

This is an especially great accolade as many competitors attend the SESSA championships just to compete in the relay race.

Gary Anderson, Academy and Performance Director at Oaklands College, said: "I am extremely pleased with all the athletes' performances especially considering we are not yet in full competition phase.