2020 QUEENSLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Saturday, December 12th – Friday, December 18th (Day 1 relays only; Days 5-8 are age group)
- Brisbane Aquatic Center
- LCM (50m)
- SwimSwam Meet Preview
- Day 1 Recap/Day 2 Recap/Day 3 Recap
- Entries/Live Results
- Live Stream ($)
18-year-old Lani Pallister already threw down some impressive performances at these 2020 Queensland Championships, including a strong 4:06.19 400m free.
But the freestyle ace saved her best for last, clocking a career-quickest mark to take gold in the women’s 1500m freestyle for her age.
Finishing the race tonight in a final effort of 16:05.46, Pallister registered the 2nd fastest time of her career, with this Brisbane effort behind only the 15:58.86 she logged for World Junior Championships gold last year. That swim was produced as a 17-year-old.
Now at 18 years of age, Pallister’s 16:05.46 from this evening scores a new Australian Age Record for the age category, beating out the previous standard of 16:08.36 on the books from Laura Crockarts swim in 2013.
Splits for Pallister’s gold medal-worthy effort from this evening’s final are below. Of note, she wound up placing 2nd in the overall open category, with Kareena Lee topping the open podium in a time of 16:01.02.
Pallister is trained by Olympian mom Janelle Pallister, with both making the move from Cotton Tree to Griffith University, as you can read about here.