2023 BUCS LONG COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Friday, February 24th – Sunday, February 26th
- Ponds Forge International Swimming Center, Sheffield, England
- LCM (50m)
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- Day 1 Recap/Day 2 Recap
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The 2023 British Universities & Colleges (BUCS) Long Course Championships concluded from Ponds Forge tonight but not before Catie DeLoof captured another victory.
Representing the University of Loughborough, 26-year-old American DeLoof topped the women’s 100m freestyle podium in a time of 54.17. DeLoof opened her race in 25.93 and closed in 28.24 to get to the wall over 2 seconds ahead of the rest of the field.
DeLoof’s time here represents the 3rd fastest of the former Michigan Wolverine’s career. Her lifetime best rests at the 53.77 she posted at the 2020 Olympic Trials so tonight’s effort was less than half a second off that mark.
DeLoof now ranks as the 3rd fastest swimmer in the world this season as well as the 2nd fastest American thus far.
2022-2023 LCM Women 100 Free
We reported how Kara Hanlon of Edinburgh scored a new Scottish national record en route to silver in the women’s 100m breast. She touched in a time of 1:06.75 to snag silver behind winner Tatiana Belonogoff of Loughborough who grabbed gold in 1:06.53.
Multi-Olympic medalist Duncan Scott indeed made an appearance today, although he opted for just the prelims of the men’s 200m fly. The 25-year-old Stirling swimmer clocked a morning swim of 2:01.96 for the top seed.
With Scott absent from the final, it was Loughborough’s Andreas Vazaios of Greece who got it done for gold, producing a result of 1:59.96. That represented the sole result of the field under the 2:00 threshold.
The women’s edition of the 200m fly saw Loughborough’s Laura Stephens lead the pack, putting up a solid swim of 2:10.53. Although far off her personal best of 2:07.04 from 2021, she now ranks 8th in the world on the season.
2022-2023 LCM Women 200 Fly
- The men’s 100m breast saw Loughborough’s Greg Butler strike gold in 1:00.63.
- Alex Cohoon posted the only time of the men’s 100m free field under 50 seconds, with the Loughborough swimmer clocking 49.94 for gold.
- Last night Katie Shanahan stole the show with a big-time personal best in the women’s 200m back and the Stirling swimmer was back at it this evening. 18-year-old Shanahan topped the 200m IM in a time of 2:11.63, another new lifetime best. Her result sliced .21 off of her previous PB of 2:11.84, a mark she registered at the European Championships.
- The men’s 200m IM saw Evan Jones capture the top spot in a time of 2:02.37.
- Salford’s Jessica Calderbank cranked out a time of 27.20 to win the women’s 50m fly while Swansea’s Lewis Fraser won the men’s race in 23.82.
- Lauren Cox produced a winning effort of 1:00.69 to get the edge over Olympian Kathleen Dawson who settled for silver in 1:00.78.
- Birmingham swimmer Oliver Morgan logged a time of 54.92 in the men’s 100m back, within range of his best-ever time of 54.70 from last year’s British Summer Championships.
interesting to see if Colbert swims the 200 IM at trials as it is the same day as the 400 free and think she has a good chance in that as well
Same issue with 400IM + 200Free?
Yeah, really unfortunate schedule for her, 200 Free and 400 IM on day 1 and 400 Free and 200IM on day 5. Thankfully there’s 4 finals for each event though so it means doing the double on both days (particularly day 1) is not impossible.
Your name sake is the man for that job, ha!
Stephens actually went 2.10.0 in the heats so moves up to 6th in the rankings.
Duncan only raced prelims of the 200 Fly (and the 200 Free yesterday) because swimmers racing as guests are not allowed to swim finals.
Some good performances today.
Deloof is well on her way to adding her name to the ever-growing list of intl swimmers who have gone to Luff postgrad and improved LCM (Auboeck, Hansson, Vazaios). Clearly a very attractive avenue for those looking to extend their swimming careers whilst studying.
Interested to see if the youngsters Shanahan & Colbert (2.12.2 just behind Shanahan today) can put it up to Wood at trials.
I haven’t heard anything, but you have to wonder what Belonogoff’s plans are now training back in the UK. It really was a very unfortunate time for her to switch from GB to Russia.
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I had the same thought about Belonogoff.
She needs to cry harder.
Both Colbert and Shanahan were quicker than Woods time from Lausanne. History tells you Wood is a fast in season swimmer, so every chance they could.
Is there a team points breakdown from the event?
Very close battle for the 3rd spot overall, with Baths relay DQ costing them.