2019 BUCS SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Friday, November 15th – Sunday, November 17th
- Ponds Forge ISC, Sheffield
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The 2019 British Universities & Colleges (BUCS) Short Course Championships kicked off with Loughborough taking the mixed medley relay convincingly.
The squad of Luke Greenbank, Imogen Clark, Marie Wattel and Alex Bowen fired off a time of 1:40.44 to get to the wall first and claim gold ahead of a 2nd Loughborough squad. Greenbank split 24.51 to hand off to Clark’s 29.80, while Wattel clocked 24.70 on fly and Bowen wrapped up his free anchor in 21.43.
The runner-up squad from Loughborough took silver in 1:42.99, while the University of Stirling put up a time of 1:43.47 for bronze.
Tonight’s individual races consisted of the men’s and women’s 1500m freestyle, where World Championships gold medalist Duncan Scott produced a lifetime best effort of 15:06.82 to claim the top prize.
Entering this competition, the 22-year-old versatile Stirling swimmer’s personal best rested at the 15:14.02 clocked back in 2016. He blew that to bits this evening, registering a mark over 7 seconds faster to check-in among the top 30 all-time British performers in the event.
For the women’s 1500m, it was Goggy Britton of UCL Swimming Club that produced a winning time of 16:38.33 to reap gold this evening in Sheffield.
Team points were not available at time of publishing.