Australian Championships and Trials: Day Six Finals

2015 HANCOCK PROSPECTING AUSTRALIAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Dates: Friday, April 3 to Friday, April 10, 2015
  • Times: prelims 10 am, semis/ finals 7 pm
  • Location: Sydney Olympic Park (GMT +11, or 15 hours ahead of N.Y., 18 ahead of L.A.)
  • Live Results: Available
  • Championship Central

Women’s 100 freestyle – Final

Last weekend Femke Heemskerk took over the top spot in the world rankings in the women’s 100 freestyle posting a 52.69 at the Eindhoven Swim Cup. This evening in Sydney reigning world champion Cate Campbell stepped up and matched Heemskerk’s time posting a 52.69 to win the event at the Australian Championships.

Four more Australian women posted times under the FINA standard of 54.09.

Bronte Campbell finished second in a time of 53.04 which is good enough for third in the world rankings. She was followed by Melanie Wright (Schlanger) who recorded a 53.50 which ranks fifth and Brittany Elmslie who posted a 53.66 which sits seventh in the world rankings.

Emma McKeon who finished in a time of 53.68. McKeon did not match her semi-final time of 53.61 which sits sixth in the world rankings.

2014-2015 LCM Women 100 Free

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HEEMSKERK
NED52.6904/04
2Cate
CAMPBELL
AUS52.6904/08
4Sarah
SJOSTROM
SWE52.7008/07
5Ranomi
KROMOWIDJOJO
NED53.1708/07
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Alicia Coutts finished sixth in a time of 54.43 followed by Bronte Barratt (54.78) and Lucy McJannett (55.00).

Men’s 200 backstroke – Final

Mitch Larkin took the men’s 200 backstroke in a time of 1:55.52. Larkin, the Commonwealth Games champion in the event, led the race from start to finish turning at the halfway mark in a time of 56.03 finishing the final 100 meters in a time of 59.49.

Larkin’s was not far off his lifetime best of 1:55.26. His time puts him second in the world rankings with only Irie Ryosuke having gone faster.

Commonwealth Games silver medalist Joshua Beaver finished second in a time of 1:56.48 which puts him third in the world rankings.

2014-2015 LCM Men 200 Back

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LARKIN
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KAWECKI
POL1.54.5508/07
3Evgeny
RYLOV
RUS1.54.6008/07
4Irie
RYOSUKE
JPN1.54.6201/31
5Ryan
MURPHY
USA1.55.0008/07
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Both men were under the FINA standard of 1:57.37.

Ashley Delaney collected the bronze finishing in a time of 1:58.84.

Bobby Hurley finished fourth in a time of 1:59.33 he was followed by Matson Lawson (2:00.53), Ben Edmonds (2:01.90), Jack Gerrard (2:02.21) and Robert Gerlach (2:02.26).

Men’s 200 breaststroke – Final

This is one of the weakest events for the Australians who had not man come close to the FINA standard of 2:10.01.

Nicholas Schafer won the event in a time of 2:12.47. He was followed by Lennard Bremer who recorded a 2:13.63 and Joshua Tierney who hit the wall in a time of 2:13.66.

16 year old Matthew Wilson was not able to match his semi-final time of 2:13.33, which was a new Australian age group record, finished fourth in a time of 2:13.92.

Buster Sykes finished fifth in a time of 2:14.18 followed by Alex Milligan (2:14.99), Justin Woolley (2:17.13) and Ryan Evernden (2:18.43).

Women’s 200 backstroke – Semi-Final

Madison Willson had an outstanding performance in the women’s 200 backstroke recorded a time of 2:08.27 to become the fastest qualifier for tomorrow night’s final. Wilson’s time places her atop of the world rankings taking over the spot from Elizabeth Simmonds who had posted a 2:08.32 earlier this year.

Wilson’s time improves on her lifetime best of 2:09.22 which she recorded in 2013.

2014-2015 LCM Women 200 Back

EmilyAUS
SEEBOHM
08/08
2.05.81
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3Missy
FRANKLIN
USA2.06.3408/08
4Daria K
USTINOVA
RUS2.07.2904/19
5Dominique
BOUCHARD
CAN2.08.1608/07
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Emily Seebohm was the next fastest qualifier posting a 2:10.26. Seebohm has a season’s best of 2:09.30 which sits fifth in the world rankings.

Hayley Baker finished third in a time of 2:11.01.

Women’s 200 breaststroke – Semi-Final

After the performances in the women’s 200 breaststroke semi-final it looks like it may be a race to watch in tomorrow evening’s program. Tessa Wallace made a huge improvement to become the top qualifier for tomorrow night’s final. Wallace recorded a 2:23.34 improving on her previous best of 2:25.29 which she posted at this event last year.

Commonwealth Games gold medalist Taylor McKeown qualified with the second fastest time of 2:23.77.

The two women swam very different strategies as Wallace took the event out in a time of 1:09.43 comparative to McKeown who split a 1:08.21.

Wallace’s time puts her third in the world rankings while McKeown’s has her in the fifth place position.

2014-2015 LCM Women 200 Breast

ViktoriaGUNES
ZEYNEP
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2.19.64*WJR
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3Rikke
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DEN2.21.5806/10
4Rie
KANETOU
JPN2.21.9004/12
5Micah
LAWRENCE
USA2.22.0408/06
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She was followed by Commonwealth Games silver medalist Sally Hunter who finished in a time of 2:24.38 which places her eighth in the world rankings.

All three women were under the FINA standard of 2:24.68.

Men’s 100 butterfly – Semi-Final

Jayden Hadler posted an impressive 100 butterfly in the semi-final finishing in a time of 51.66. His time puts Hadler third in the world rankings and improves on his lifetime best of 52.09 which he recorded in 2012.

Tommaso D’Orsogna hit the wall in a time of 51.90 which places him fifth in the world rankings. He also improved on his previous lifetime best of 52.21.

2014-2015 LCM Men 100 Fly

2Chad
LE CLOS
RSA50.5608/08
3Laszlo
CSEH
HUN50.8708/08
4Joseph
SCHOOLING
SIN50.9608/08
5Tom
SHIELDS
USA51.0308/07
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The next two fastest qualifiers in the event were Grant Irvine who finished in a time of 52.52 and David Morgan who recorded a 52.56.

Men’s 50 freestyle – Semi-Final

Cameron McEvoy was the fastest qualifier in the men’s 50 freestyle posting a time of 22.24. He was followed by James Magnussen who hit the wall in a time of 22.31 and Matthew Abood who recorded a 22.34.

Women’s 50 butterfly – Semi-Final

Brittany Elmslie was the fastest qualifier in the women’s 50 butterfly recording a time of 26.62. She was followed by Emma McKeon who posted a 26.69 and Marieke D’Cruz who finished in a time of 26.80.

Women’s Multi-Class 100 freestyle

Taylor Corry took the women’s multi-class 100 freestyle in a time of 1:01.72. She was followed by Jacqueline Freney who posted a 1:09.58 and Maddison Elliot who finished in a time of 1:06.84.

Men’s Multi-Class 100 freestyle

Daniel Fox won the men’s multi-class 100 freestyle in a time of 53.53 followed by Joshua Alford who touched in a time of 55.79. Matthew Levy picked up the bronze in a time of 1:02.67.

 

 

 

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Aussie Coach

Very impressed with Madi Wilson. She looked outstanding in that semi swim, technically very efficient over the 200m.

Cate Campbell’s swim was impressive given her time out. I’d back her to go very very close to the WR at Worlds.

And Tessa Wallace, how good! Great for Australia to have two qualifiers in the 200m. A fit Sprenger aside, our depth in both male and female breaststroke (all distances) is poor currently, but as I said, awesome for Wallace to make the team.

commonwombat

Fully concur re Wilson. With Nay’s withdrawal last year, she was given some international exposure at CG & PP where she was certainly not ‘”overawed” and performed creditably. This may serve her well as she is likely to go into Worlds as a clear contender. Very creditable performance from Wallace. It will be interesting to see if she can step up in international waters. C1 certainly sent a polite ‘I’m still here” to Heemskerk; am tending to think that C2 is likely to go sub53 at Worlds. Five sub 53.70 in W100FS is certainly a positive for the 4×100 relay …. and an ominous signal to those seeking to bridge the current gap. A 51.66 in M100FLY was quite a… Read more »

Aussie Coach

Also loved watching her father/coach John Wallace’s interview. Awesome moment

HKSWIMMER

have to say as well, pleasant surprise in the 100 fly – a 51.66 is very welcome to see for the Australian Medley Relay. Won’t be making huge waves but is certainly respectable.

Personal Best

You omitted Brittany Elmslie from the Women’s 100 free recap.

She finished ahead of McKeon with a 53.66, which is a PB.

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