2018 Glasgow Int’l Swim Meet: Miley Edges Out Willmott In 400 IM Duel


Day 2 of the Glasgow International Meet wrapped up at Tollcross tonight, with Olympians Hannah Miley, Aimee Willmott and Duncan Scott among those in the pool.

Miley and Willmott relived their 400m IM battle from the 2018 Commonwealth Games, as the women raced to a 1-2 in-season finish. Unlike the result on the Gold Coast where Willmott took the gold, tonight it was Miley who got her hand on the wall first in 4:40.28 to Willmott’s 4:41.84.

Their outings tonight were well-off the duel in Australia, where Willmott took gold in 4:34.90 and Miley in silver in 4:35.16. Both times from last month remain as the 2nd and 3rd fastest in the world this season.

Yesterday’s 200m backstroke winner for the women, Kathryn Greenslade, doubled up with a 200m freestyle victory tonight. The 20-year-old Edinburgh athlete raced to a time of 2:00.94 to lead a 1-2-3 squad sweep. Rachel Masson and Monique Oliver, both from Edinburgh, rounded out the top 3 in 2:01.92 and 2:02.96, respectively. Of note, Miley was immediately back in the pool after her 400m IM, finishing 4th in the 200m free in 2:03.08.

Perth City’s Stephen Milne also became a multiple event winner, winning gold in the 200m freestyle in a mark of 1:50.59. He was back in the pool shortly after contesting the 200m fly where he also topped the podium. His time of 2:01.01 tonight was enough to hold off Irish national record holder Brendan Hyland and his silver medal-garnering effort of 2:01.53.

Additional Winners:

  • Oxford’s Nicole Ryan took the women’s 800m free in 8:58.01.
  • The men’s 400m IM saw Sunderland’s Zak Logue wind up on top in 4:28.14.
  • Irish World Junior champion Mona McSharry was tonight’s 100m breaststroke winner, as she charged to the wall in 1:08.34.
  • David Murphy took the men’s 100m breast in 1:02.07 over Olympian Craig Benson. Benson settled for silver in 1:02.44.
  • Edinburgh’s Tain Bruce added another fly win, taking the women’s 200m fly in 2:12.22 over Miley, who was in the pool again and finished in 2:16.11.
  • Lucy Hope and Conor Ferguson the women’s and men’s 50m back winners, touching in respective winning times of 28.21 and 25.53. Duncan Scott, two-time silver medalist for Scotland, made an appearance in the sprint back, earning silver in 26.00.

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Coach Mike 1952
5 years ago

Thanks for the report. Think there’s a typo – “Of note, Miley was immediately back in the pool after her 400m IM, finishing 4th in the 200m back in 2:03.08.” Don’t you mean 200 Free? Otherwise her 4th place finish would still be faster than Missy’s LCM WR, not to mention the 3 before her. TY

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  Coach Mike 1952
5 years ago

Thanks for correcting it.

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