Hanlon’s Breaststroke Trifecta Powers Edinburgh To Team Trophy


Edinburgh University took home the overall team title at the 2019 Scottish National Open Championships that just concluded tonight in Aberdeen. Amassing a total of 1416.50 points, Edinburgh handily beat out the runner-up City of Glasgow, as well as 3rd place finisher the University of Stirling, with the squads collecting point totals of 1160.50 and 980.50, respectively.

Club Points
Edinburgh University  1416.50
City of Glasgow Swim Team  1160.50
University of Stirling  980.50
University of Aberdeen Performance Swim  823
Warrender Baths Club  605.50

On the final night of competition, Manchester’s Sam Horrocks beat the field in the men’s 100m fly, hitting the wall in 53.71 to take the gold. He holds a personal best of 52.94 from the 2017 Swim England Winter Championships, but his time tonight is his first sub-54 of the year.

Edinburgh’s Lucy Hope got the job done in the women’s 100m free, firing off a winning effort of 55.88 to notch the only sub-56 second time of the final. That outing was within .44 of the 55.44 she put up at this year’s British Championships.

Stirling’s Keanna MacInnes took the women’s 200m fly in 2:12.12, just .18 ahead of veteran Hannah Miley, while Perth City swimmer Stephen Milne got his hand on the wall first in the men’s 200m free in 1:50.01.

Kara Hanlon completed her trifecta of breaststroke victories for Edinburgh, winning the 50m tonight in 32.01, although she was 31.89 in the AM. 16-year-old Warrender swimmer Katie Goodburn clocked 32.42 time for silver.

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3 years ago

Great to see the edinburgh team performing better after a poor british championships meet. they struggled since losing rollason last year. not a very good standard of meet across the board and odd to see stirling only finishing 3rd team

Reply to  Iain
3 years ago

Not sure just how high up on the University of Stirlings priorities this competition would be given the schedule of their big hitting athletes this summer, some raced little or not at all- may explain final standing.

I don’t get the Edinburgh reference, they had a good trials by their standards. They seem to be compared to Stirling, Loughborough, Bath etc. but are not a British Swimming Centre like the afore mentioned and do not have the same quality of athlete. Rollason clearly added experience to the coaching set up and hasn’t been replaced, nothing to stop the other coaches stepping up however.

I agree the meet standard was relatively poor, particularly in distance events. But I’m not sure Scotland… Read more »

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