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)
- Meet Information
- Psych Sheets
- Meet Preview
- Day 1 Recap
- Live Results
Scottish swimmer Kathleen Dawson already broke her own national record in the women’s 50m backstroke last night (28.16) and the 19-year-old scored another victory on night 2. Racing in the 100m distance, Dawson stopped the clock at 1:00.42 to easily take the win in the 6th fastest time in the world this season.
Dawson’s University of Stirling teammate Charlie Boldison also pulled the 50m/100m backstroke double, taking tonight’s longer sprint event in a time of 55.79, the only sub-56-second outing of the men’s field. Boldison holds a career-fastest of 53.94 in the event, set last year in Sheffield at the British Summer Championships.
Locally, the men’s UCD squad rocked a new Irish Senior Club Relay Record with their 800m freestyle victory. Swimmers David Prendergrast (1:53.40), Dean Power (1:55.40), Andrew Moore (1:57.33) and Alex Melennec (1:53.12) combined for a collective time of 7:39.25 to break the previous time of 7:43.52 held by NUIM. UCD now hold all 5 of the Irish Senior Men’s Club relay records.
Irish junior swimmer Mona McSharry also turned heads tonight, establishing a new Irish Junior Record in the women’s 50m butterfly. Finishing in 4th place, McSharry set the new mark in a time of 27.95. UCD’s Shauna O’Brien won the event in a time of 27.34.
McSharry was back in the pool in the 200m breaststroke, where she notched her 2nd Irish Junior Record of the night. Her time of 2:29.98 tonight nabbed gold and also surpassed her own previous junior record of 2:31.29.