Dawson Downs 50 Back Scottish Record At McCullagh Memorial Meet

2017 SU INTERNATIONAL/DAVE MCCULLAGH MEMORIAL MEET

  • Friday, February 3rd – Sunday, February 5th
  • Bangor Aurora Aquatic & Leisure Complex, Northern Ireland
  • Prelims at 9:45am local (4:45am Eastern)/Finals at 5:30pm local (12:30pm Eastern), Sunday at 4:30pm local (11:30am Eastern)
  • LCM
  • Meet Information
  • Psych Sheets
  • Meet Preview
  • Live Results

The 2017 Dave McCullagh Memorial Meet kicked off in Northern Ireland today, with several records going down to set the tone. With this meet, along with the Irish National Championships, serving as a qualifying competition for the European Junior Championships, World Championships, European Youth Olympic Festival, World University Games, European Championships, and World Junior Championships, top swimmers from the region are taking to the pool to notch necessary qualification times.

Irish swimmer Danielle Hill was one of the top young performers on the day, racing to a swift mark of 28.76 in the women’s 50m backstroke. Although the Larne swimmer wound up with the silver, her time today overtook her own previous National Record of 29.15 she’s held since March of 2015.

Taking the gold in the sprint back was Scottish star Kathleen Dawson.  The 19-year-old University of Stirling swimmer scored a new National Record in tonight’s race, touching in 28.16 to overtake her own pervious time of 28.20 from last summer. Dawson already owns the 100m and 200m backstroke Scottish National Records as well. Her time tonight now ranks her as the 4th-fastest swimmer in the world thus far this season.

2016-2017 LCM WOMEN 50 BACK

2Yuanhui
FU
CHN27.1507/27
3Aliaksandra
HERASIMENIA
BLR27.2307/27
4Emily
SEEBOHM
AUS27.3707/27
5Kathleen
BAKER
USA27.4807/26
View Top 27»

Stirling teammate Duncan Scott made his meet debut in the men’s 200m butterfly, taking the win in 1:59.52 to represent the only sub-2-minute swimmer on the night. Scott’s time was just over the 1:59.33 he produced last week while competing at the Euro Meet in Luxembourg.

In This Story

3
Leave a Reply

2 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
3 Comment authors
newest oldest most voted
emg1986

1:07.75 for Mona McSharry in the 100 breastroke, at 16, in February. Swim Ireland need to look after that one…

Dee

Yes – Lets hope we don’t see another Murphy/McMahon.

G.I.N.A

Mona was sent to swimming when her parents saw her frog legs .No irish dancing till those are fixed tobesure!

Want to take your swimfandom to the next level?

Subscribe to SwimSwam Magazine!