Victory for Balliol athletics Blues

Tuesday 23 May

Balliol law undergraduate Eniola Oyesanya, a sprinter, and Laurent Stephenson (Balliol 2010) were in the Oxford University Athletics Club’s teams which came out on top with a decisive victory against Cambridge at the 143rd Varsity Match at Wilberforce Road Athletics Track, Cambridge, on 14 May 2017.

A 4-0 clean sweep for OUAC against Cambridge University Athletics Club (Men’s 1st 115-96; Men’s 2nd 129.5-90.5; Women’s 1st 102-98; Women’s 2nd by a margin of less than 20 points) culminated in a 10-0 undefeated year, with wins for Oxford in the Fresher’s Varsity Match, the Varsity Field Events and Relay (Indoor), and the Varsity Match (Outdoor)). It was Oxford’s best result since 1999.

It was also a successful day for Eniola, who is taking her Finals this term. She says: ‘This was my final Varsity, having competed as a Blues sprinter and former vice captain for three years. I was delighted to have come away with a gold medal in the 4 x 100m relay and to have helped set a new Oxford relay record, ranking us first on the all-time list. A huge thank you to Balliol for their continued support via the Cadle Fund.’

Below: Eniola at Balliol and at the Varsity match.

Balliol student Eniola Oyesanya

Balliol student Eniola Oyesanya in Varsity match May 2017

Balliol student Eniola Oyesanya in Varsity match May 2017