The mens 400 free featured some of the up and coming talent of Australian swimming. After a very even first 150m, 200 free winner Jarrod Killey took the initiative and started pulling away. This move was then countered by 17-year-old Jordan Harrison out of Dennis Cotterells‘ stable in Miami, Queensland. Cotterell, a coaching legend in Australia has Harrison looking extremely strong. Harrison went on to win the race from Killey followed by 16-year-old Mack Horton.
Blair Evans convincingly won the womens 400 free (4:05.49) today but just missed the QT for worlds by 0.24. She inadvertently miscounted her laps and actually turned AT the 400 mark. If she had touched with her hand she surely would have qualified. The crowd politely cheered when she stopped a the 425m mark. Evans, an Olympian this year is swimming in her home town and has received large support from the crowd.
There was a small upset in the mens 50 free with both Matthew (21.57) and Andrew (21.76) Abood being upstaged by Cameron McEvoy (21.48). The precocious youngster out performed the Abood boys in all facets of the race. Kyle Richardson (21.73) stormed home to sneak into 3rd leaving Andrew in 4th.
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