Athletics success for student Teele Palumaa

Athletics success for student Teele Palumaa

St Cross DPhil student Teele Palumaa (DPhil Clinical Neurosciences, 2016) participated in the Oxford-Cambridge joint athletics match against Harvard-Yale last weekend, winning the high jump for the third year in a row. Oxford-Cambridge regularly compete against both Harvard-Yale and Cornell-Penn in what is known as the 'Transatlantic Series', the world's oldest international athletics match series. 

Earlier this year Teele gained a Blue in both high jump and triple jump, as well as a Half Blue in discus throw. She also holds the University of Oxford high jump record, set in 2017, of 1.78m, and won high jump in Varsity matches in 2018 and 2019. 

Teele also came 2nd in the British University Championships in 2017, and 3rd in 2018, and she has also been twice both 2nd and 3rd in high jump at the Estonian Championships between 2014 and 2017, and in 2015 she came 8th in the high jump at Summer Universiade (the World Championships for athletes).

Teele is now training for combined events - watch this space! 

 

Teele high jumping

Teele at the joint Oxford-Cambridge match against Harvard-Yale

Peter Guevara

 

Ella Bedrock

03 July 2019

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