Sprenger sets meet record in prelims of Australian Championships

In the final event of the morning Olympic silver medalist Christian Sprenger set a meet record qualifying first in the 100 breaststroke in a time of 59.76. His time is just off his season best, which is world best, of 59.75.

He was followed by Olympic teammate Brenton Rickard who posted a time of 1:01.73 with World Cup star Kenneth To qualifying third in a time of 1:02.47.

In her first of seven events at this year’s EnergyAustralia’s Swimming Championship Alicia Coutts was the top qualifier in the women’s 100 butterfly posting a time of 58.74. Coutts whose best time of 56.94 was done in London on her way to a bronze medal finish, recorded a time of 58.00 earlier this year at the New South Wales Open Championships.

She was followed by Ellen Gandy who finished in a time of 58.79. Gandy also posted a season’s best at the New South Wales Championships recording a time of 58.30.

Olympian Brittany Elmsie qualified third in a time of 59.25.

In the 400 freestyle Olympian David McKeon qualified first for the finals in a time of 3:47.35, which is only a second away from his best. He was followed by 17 year old Jordan Harrison who posted a time of 3:48.46 with Olympian Ryan Napolean qualifying third in a time of 3:53.14.

Teammates Emily Seebohm and Aisling Scott qualified in the first and second spot for tonight’s 200 IM semi finals. Seebohm posted a time of 2:13.78 with Scott recording a 2:13.86, which was a best time by nearly two seconds.

Hayley Baker qualified third in a time of 2:14.92.

In her second swim of the day Alicia Coutts qualified in fourth in a time of 2:15.41. Coutts recorded a season’s best at the New South Wales Championships in a time of 2:11.13.

18 year old Cameron McEvoy posted a time of 23.94 to qualify first for the semi final of the 50 butterfly, he was followed closely by Olympian Matt Targett who recorded a time of 23.96. Mitchell Patterson qualified third in a time of 24.03.

Olympian Kylie Palmer qualified first in the women’s 400 freestyle finishing in a time of 4:08.93, which is just off of her season best of 4:08.52. She was followed by Katie Goldman who posted a time of 4:09.92.

16 year old Remy Fairweather, who finished third at the Olympic Trials in this event, qualified third in a time of 4:11.39.

In the women’s multi-class 100 backstroke Taylor Corry, who is a S14 classification, qualified first in a time of 1:11.49.

In the men’s multi-class 100 backstroke Michael Anderson, who is a S10 classification, qualified first in a time of 1:02.22.

Full results can be found here

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aswimfan
8 years ago

I think Coutts also swam 56.94 on her way to silver in 2011 Shanghai.

Australia’s men mid-distance seems getting back to health with McKeon (20) and Harrison (17) swimming 3:43 and 3:45 in the final.

Barratt swam 4:03 and now the monkey’s off the back (she won her first individual medal ever at a major championships in London), I think she’ll be quite good in Barcelona.