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 30.0 32.5
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 2017-2018
Name Event Performance Name Event Performance
Isaac Kitchen-Smith  100m
200m
 10.69
22.01
Maria Brett  Hammer  44.60
Harrison Steel 100m
200m
10.90
22.01
Dani Chattenton 1500m
2000mSC 5000m
 4:15.53
6:56.00
16:36.07
Ed Rees  400m  49.05 Kate Davies Javelin
High Jump
42.43
1.69
Ronan Llyr 400mH 55.71 Irene Gibson 400m  57.62
Alex Gruen 800m
1500m
1:51.98
3:47.48
Sophie Haldane 200m
400m
 25.51
57.26
Jamie Parkinson 5000m 14:32.38 Gladys Ngetich 400mH 64.67
Liam Eagle 110mH 15.47 Charlotte Dannatt 800m
1500m
5000m
 2:13.62
4:28.31
16:46.43
Dan Mulryan 5000m 14:37.67 Anna Sharp  2000m SC 6:59.16
Jack Millar 5000m 14:33.90 Kim Horner 5000m 17:16.13
Carl Britto Triple Jump 14.49 Sophia Saller 5000m 17:17.88
Nithesh Ranasinha  High jump  1.96 Teele Paluuma High Jump
Triple Jump
1.70
11.45
Archie McNeilis  Pole Vault 5.01 Maddie Smith Triple Jump 11.55
Jack Paget Shot Put
Hammer
 13.39i
52.82
Imogen Brown Javelin 37.18
Dan Smith Long Jump 7.18 Katie Dennison Shot Put 11.17
Sandy MacAuley Long Jump 6.89 Jennifer Richards Discus
Hammer
35.78
43.40
Jude Bright-Davies  Triple Jump  15.24i
Caspar Whitehead  Javelin 60.84
Eoghan Totten Marathon  2:26:32

 

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
5000m 16:30.0 19:00.0
100m H 21.0
110m H 18.0
200m H 30.0 40.0
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

A full list of Full Blues awarded since 2011/2012 can be found here

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