2019 QUEENSLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Saturday, December 14th – Friday, December 20th
- 12/14 – relays only; 12/18 – 12/20 age-groupers
- Brisbane Aquatic Center
- Meet Site/Entry List
- SwimSwam Preview
- Live Results (club relays)
The 2019 Queensland Championships got underway at Brisbane Aquatic Center tonight, with club relays taking up the day 1 session. That meant we got to see stars like Cameron McEvoy, Elijah Winnington and Clyde Lewis bundled with their squadmates in the quest for meet titles as a team.
3-time relay medalist from this summer’s World Championships, Lewis led-off his St. Peters Western men’s 200m medley relay with a split of 25.96, handing off the reigns to Michael Ng who produced a breaststroke leg of 29.79.
Of note, on TSS Aquatics’ same relay, which took bronze, McEvoy led-off on backstroke in a 27.15 opener.
SPW also took gold in the women’s 200m medley relay, with 15-year-old Mollie O’Callaghan starting things off with a split of 28.41. That gave Abbey Harkin clean water for the breaststroke leg of 32.04, while Olivia Collins and Meg Harris sealed the deal with back half splits of 27.50 and 24.74, respectively.
Harris and O’Callaghan also did damage as part of the SPW women’s winning 200m free relay squad, which topped the podium in a mark of 1:42.41. Harris led-off in 25.60, followed by O’Callaghan’s leg of 25.22 before Mia Collins and Mia O’Leary did their parts to clock respective splits of 25.91 and 25.68.
It was Rackley who grabbed the men’s 200m free gold, led by veteran sprinter William Stockwell. The 24-year-old punched a 23.11 lead-off, followed by Louis Townsend registering a split of 22.17. 21-year-old Lachlan Carter clocked 22.92 on leg 3 before another teen, 17-year-old Thomas Neill, finished it off in a time of 22.54.
McEvoy was a member of TSS Aquatics’ squad that took runner-up, leading off in 22.95, while Elijah Winnington helped his Bond squad get bronze. Winnington produced a split of 23.18 tonight to open the meet.