UNSW 'Blue'

Blues Award

UNSW's highest award for sporting proficeincy and sportmanship is a University Blue. The requirements for the award of a Blue for Athletics are contained in the Club By-Laws, and are summarised below.

A nominee shall:

  1. The nominee shall have satisfied Clause 5 of the UNSW Sport and Recreation Policy regarding Blues awards.
  2. The nominee shall be student proceeding to a degree or diploma at the University for the years for which that person is nominated.
  3. The nominee shall be an outstanding performer and during the period of consideration equal or better the Blues Standard approved by the Blues Committee at least once at an appropriate tournament, and achieve at least two other performances at a high standard. These performances could include a major placing (i.e. 1st-3rd) at University Games, State or National Championships in their nominated event. Where an event is infrequent (e.g. decathlon) the required number of additional performances may be reduced to one. 
  4. For a minimum of two years have actively participated in the event at the highest that the club competes for at least 75% of events the person is elegible.
  5. Have participated in at least one Australian University Games competition for which the person is nominated.
  6. At all times uphold the ideals of the University and sportsmanship

Blues Standards

Event Men Women
100m 11.04 sec 12.40 sec
200m 22.14 sec 25.40 sec
400m 49.64 sec 57.80 sec
800m 1:54.00 min 2:15.00 min
1500m 3:51.00 min 4:42.00 min
3000m 8:20.00 min 9:55.00 min
5000m 15:30.00 min 17:40.00 min
10km 29:45.00 min 35:30.00 min
Marathon 2:45:00 hrs 3:20:00hrs
100mH   15.8 sec
110mH 16.94 sec  
400mH 55.50 sec 1:02.70 min
3000mS 10:20.00 min 12:45.00 min
10km Walk 52:00.00 min 58:00.00 min
20km Walk 2:00:00 hrs 2:10:00 hrs
High Jump 2.00 m 1.70 m
Pole Vault 4.70 m 3.50 m
Long Jump 7.00 m 5.70 m
Triple Jump 14.00 m  11.40 m
Shot Put 12.50 m 11.50 m
Discus 40.00 m  40.00 m
Hammer Throw 40.00 m  37.00 m
Javelin 58.00 m 39.00 m
Heptathlon   4000 pts
Decathalon 5600 pts  

Cross Country has no defined standard due to the nature of irregular distances and courses, but consitent high performances in line with the initial statements above must be met.