Costa Picks Up Four Gold at the Spanish University Championships

Melanie Costa took gold in the 50, 100, 200 and 400 freestyle at the Spanish University Championships that were held in Murcia from May 5th-6th.

Costa dominated all of the events winning the 50 in a time of 26.33, the 100 in a 56.10, the 200 in a 2:01.39 and the 400 in a 4:13.65.

She was not the only multiple event winner as Alan Cabello won the 200 IM (2:04.60), the 200 breaststroke (2:20.18) and the 200 backstroke (2:05.74). Jessica Vall Montero swept the breaststroke events winning the 50 in a time of 32.31, the 100 in a 1:11.48 and the 200 in a 2:31.37.

Duane Da Rocha‘s attempt to sweep the women’s backstroke was broken up by Mercedes Peris. Da Rocha took the 100 in a time of 1:02.20 and the 200 in a 2:15.27, but it was Peris who took gold in the 50 posting a time of 28.68. Peris also won the 50 butterfly in a time of 27.72.

Albert Puig won gold in the 100 butterfly (54.46) and the 100 freestyle (51.48), but was challenged by the 200 freestyle champion Victor Martin who finished in a time of 51.55. Marin took the 200 freestyle in a time of 1:51.34.

Marc Sanchez Torrens won the 400 IM (4:24.71) and the 400 freestyle (3:57.72) while Juan Miguel Rando won the 50 (26.25) and 100 backstroke (57.30) as well as the 50 butterfly (24.52).

Carla Campo took the women’s 100 (1:02.27) and 200 butterfly (2:15.51).

The University of Murcia won the team title with 772 points. Sevilla finished second with 671 followed by Valencia who collected a total of 570 points

Mireia Belmonte was entered in several events, but did not participate in the competition.

Other winners included:

  • Women’s 400 IM – Blanca Hernandez – 5:05.82
  • Men’s 100 breaststroke – Andres Alvez – 1:03.60
  • Men’s 800 freestyle – Antonio Arroyo – 8:17.11
  • Men’s 200 butterfly – Carlos Peralta – 1:59.08
  • Women’s 800 freestyle – Margarita Dominguez – 9:03.39
  • Men’s 50 breaststroke – Hector Monteagudo – 28.97
  • Men’s 50 freestyle – Sergio Ortega – 23.93
  • Women’s 200 IM – Laura Yus Fernandez – 2:25.44

Full results can be found here.

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