Nottingham University Athletics Club has seen multiple national and international level athletes pass through its ranks over previous years. A lot of these athletes have benefited from the excellent on campus facilities and sports bursaries available to help them perform AND learn to their full potential. Below are some notable bursars and alumni, both past and present. If you think you’ve got what it takes, get in touch with club president Hannah Hardy or head over to the University of Nottingham website.
Isobel Pooley – High Jump
As one of Great Britain’s most promising high jumpers, Isobel Pooley exploded onto the scene after claiming the UK schools games high jump title back in 2009. Since then her dominance in the event has gone from strength to strength, representing GB on numerous occasions and claimed her first BUCS title in 2012. She has since gone on to winning silver at the 2014 Commonwealth games, and shortly after broke the then-UK national outdoor record with a jump of 1.96m.
Kiki Oniwinde – Javelin
After finishing 3rd in the Aviva European trials in 2011, Kiki competed for GB in Estonia at the European Junior Championships. Prior to this, she took gold at the English Schools rounding off a noteable season. Starting 2012 on a high, Kiki finished 3rd in a competitive field at her first BUCS outdoor championships, she then went on to replicate this performance at the 2013 BUCS outdoors.
Thomas Green – Club Throw F32
While studying at Nottingham, world class disabled athlete Thomas Green became World Junior Champion (2011), taking gold at the world championships in Dubai and competed every year in BUCS – winning three consecutive titles. Thomas has and continues to represent team GB both domestically and internationally, recently competing at the IPC Athletics World Championships (2015).
Aubree Piepmeier – Cross Country
Having previously ran for Vassar College, New York, and earning NCAA DIII All-American in 5K, current Bursar Aubree Peipmeier has seen a great start to her time at Nottingham.
Katie Snowden – Track
Before coming to Nottingham Katie had already earned her stripes representing Great Britain at the 2011 World Youth Championships and winning Gold in the 800m at the Commonwealth Youth Games that same year. During her time with the club Katie saw numerous achievements including Gold in the BUCs Indoor 800m (2013) and Silver in the BUCs Outdoor 800m (2014). In 2015, along with a Bronze in the BUCs Outdoor 800m, Katie also: represented GB again at the European U23 Championships, qualifying for 800m final and finished 6th; won another Gold in the 800m at the U23 National Champs incorporating European Trials; and won Silver in 400m at the Counties Athletics Union Inter-County Championships (Inc. England Athletics Senior Champs) .
Ian Kimpton – Cross Country
Won Gold in the 10,000m at the BUCS Outdoors in both 2011 & 2012.
A previous president of the club, Laura saw a great finish to her time at the university with a silver medal at BUCS indoors in 2014.