Oxford University Athletic Club

Blues

Athletics is one of the most prestigious sports at Oxford, being one of only fourteen Full Blue sports. This means that those who compete against Cambridge in the annual Varsity Match are eligible to be awarded a Blue, the highest honour granted to sportsmen and women at the university, and a highly sought-after prize.vanity-fair-cartoon-mr-gilbert-jordan-ouac-.-athletics.-by-spy.-1897-193990-p

Just competing in the Varsity Sports is not enough, however; in order to be awarded a Blue, the athlete must also achieve the requisite standard at some point during the same athletics season (although this need not be in the same event). Half-blues are also awarded to those athletes achieving a good standard in one of the events, but who do not meet the standard for a full blue. The Men’s and Women’s Captains retain full discretion over the awarding of blues. See below for more information.

Blues Standards

Below are the minimum standard requirements. They are roughly based on the AAA of England Standards Scheme.

Event Men Men  (Half-Blue) Women Women (Half-Blue)
100m 10.9 11.5 12.4 13.2
200m 22.1 23.5 25.6 26.9
400m 49.5 52.5 58.0 62.0
800m 1:53.0 1:59.0 2:14.0 2:22.0
1500m 3:53.0 4:08.0 4:37.0 4:58.00
5000m 14:45.0 15:15 17:40.0 18:10.0
100m H 15.4 17.4
110m H 15.7 16.6
200m H 25.3 27.0
400m H 56.0 59.0 65.0 70.0
2000 SC 7:15 7:40
3000 SC 9:22.0 10:10
High Jump 1.95m 1.80 1.63m 1.48m
Pole Vault 4.05m 3.20 3.10m 2.20m
Long Jump 6.85m 6.20 5.45m 4.90m
Triple Jump 13.90m 12.80 11.35m 10.25m
Shot 13.20m 11.00 11.00m 9.00m
Discus 40.75m 34.00 35.50m 27.00m
Hammer 44.75m 35.00 38.00m 30.00m
Javelin 55.00m 45.00 37.00m 28.00m
Heptathlon 4200 points
Marathon 2:30:00 2:45:00 3:00:00 3:15:00
Full Blues Awarded in 2015-2016
Name Event Performance Name Event Performance
Carl Britto  Triple Jump  14.50 Silvia Amabilino  Pole Vault  3.50
William Christofi 1500m
5000
 3:47.73
14:32
Maria Brett Hammer  45.38
Arran Davis  Javelin  55.28 Isabella Coutts Javelin 39.14
Hugo Fleming 800m 1:52.87 Kate Davies Javelin  38.13
Louis Gardner 400H 55.64 Katie Hannawin 100m
200m
 12.30
25.5
Alex Howard 3000SC 9:02.48 Katie Holder Shot Put 11.25
Isaac Kitchen-Smith 100m
200m
10.86
21.71
Isabell von Loga Shot Put  12.23
Sandy MacAulay Long Jump 6.85 Bethanie Murray  5000m 17:32.9
Rowan May Pole Vault 4.30 Anna Niedbala Shot Put
Discus
Hammer
11.95
45.83
46.49
Nithesh Ranasinha High Jump 1.95 Sophia Saller  5000m 17:28.10
Louis Rawlings  800m  1:52.6
Will Ryle-Hodges  5000m 14:44.32
Aidan Smith 3000SC  9:19.69
Miles Weatherseed 1500m 3:50.75

 

Cuppers Standards

Achieving one of the cuppers standards at cuppers will result in an extra point to be awarded to your college team.

Event Men Women
100m 12.5 14.5
200m 26.0 30.0
400m 57.0 70.0
800m 2:10.0 2:40.0
1500m 4:25.0 5:35.0
3000m 9:40.0 11:05.0
100m H 21.0
110m H 18.0
200m H 30.0 43.0
400m H 68.0 80.0
High Jump 1.60 1.20
Pole Vault 2.50 1.60
Long Jump 5.50 3.90
Triple Jump 11.00 9.00
Shot Putt 9.00 6.00
Discus 24.0 16.00
Hammer 25.0 16.00
Javelin 35.0 18.00

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