Irish Open Day 2: McSharry Makes It 2 Irish Qualified For Budapest

2017 IRISH OPEN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Another name was added to the World Championships qualification list, this time for the Irish women, as 17-year-old Mona McSharry stole the show tonight in Dublin. The 17-year-old doubled up on her 50m breaststroke national junior record from last night with an impressive victory tonight in the 100m distance.

Splitting 31.47/35.91, McSharry charged to the wall in a final time of 1:07.38, knocking her own previous junior record of 1:07.75 from this past February out of the park. In fact, McSharry’s time tonight sits just .23 off of Fiona Doyle’s national senior record. Doyle is absent from this competition, but McSharry’s personal best tonight dipped under the FINA A cut of 1:07.58 by .2 of a second to nab a spot on the Irish World Championships roster. The teen’s outing also ranks as the 13th fastest swim of the season worldwide.

2016-2017 LCM WOMEN 100 BREAST

LillyUSA
KING
07/25
1.04.13*WR
2Yuliya
EFIMOVA
RUS1.04.3607/24
3Katie
MEILI
USA1.05.0307/25
4Ruta
MEILUTYTE
LTU1.05.0607/24
5Hiroko
MAKINO
JPN1.06.0501/14
6Jennie
JOHANSSON
SWE1.06.3004/11
7Jinglin
SHI
CHN1.06.4307/25
8Jessica
VALL MONTERO
ESP1.06.4404/08
9Molly
HANNIS
USA1.06.4703/04
10Reona
AOKI
JPN1.06.5302/18
11Kierra
SMITH
CAN1.06.6207/24
12Tomomi
AOKI
JPN1.06.6301/27
13Taylor
McKEOWN
AUS1.06.6407/24
14Satomi
SUZUKI
JPN1.06.6504/13
15Bethany
GALAT
USA1.06.7206/30
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Although not a World Championships qualifying mark, freestyle sprinter Jordan Sloan nabbed his 2nd national record in as many days, claiming the 100m freestyle gold medal tonight. Representing the only man of the field to notch a sub-50-second outing, Sloan scored a time of 49.44 to slide under the old national record of 49.49 held by Ryan Harrison since 2009. Sloan already earned the victory last night in the 200m freestyle, with a time that qualified for Budapest.

World Championships Qualifiers Through Day 2:

  • Jordan Sloan, 200 freestyle (1:47.41)
  • Mona McSharry, 100 breaststroke (1:07.38)

Additional Winners on the Day:

  • 2016 Olympian Nicholas Quinn claimed the 100m breaststroke win, touching in 1:01.73.
  • Larne swimmer Danielle Hill took the women’s 100m freestyle win with a mark of 56.93.
  • As the only swimmer under the 4:30 mark, Ben Griffin earned the men’s 400m IM victory in a winning time of 4:29.41.
  • Lurgan’s Shannon Russell was the women’s 400m IM gold medalist, with the racer touching in 4:53.02 at just 15 years of age.
  • Conor Brines finished first in the men’s 50m butterfly in 24.12.
  • The women’s 50m butterfly saw Lauren Mils take the win in 27.26.

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Loretta Race

Loretta grew up outside Toledo, OH, where she swam age group and high school. Graduating from Xavier University, she stayed in the Cincinnati, OH area and currently resides just outside the city in Northern KY.  Loretta got back into the sport of swimming via Masters and now competes and is …

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