2017 IRISH OPEN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Thursday, April 6th – Sunday, April 9th
- National Aquatic Centre, Dublin
- Psych Sheets
- Day 1 Recap
- Live Results
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.
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RUS 1.04.36 07/24 3 Katie
USA 1.05.03 07/25 4 Ruta
LTU 1.05.06 07/24 5 Hiroko
JPN 1.06.05 01/14 6 Jennie
SWE 1.06.30 04/11 7 Jinglin
CHN 1.06.43 07/25 8 Jessica
ESP 1.06.44 04/08 9 Molly
USA 1.06.47 03/04 10 Reona
JPN 1.06.53 02/18 11 Kierra
CAN 1.06.62 07/24 12 Tomomi
JPN 1.06.63 01/27 13 Taylor
AUS 1.06.64 07/24 14 Satomi
JPN 1.06.65 04/13 15 Bethany
USA 1.06.72 06/30
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.