Meg Bailey Hits 100 Fly PB En Route To NSW Day 4 Double


NSW Senior State Age Championships is nearing its conclusion, with tonight’s finals representing the penultimate session.

Former Ohio State Buckeye swimmer Meg Bailey captured two victories here in Sydney tonight, claiming state titles in the 100m fly and 200m IM.

First, in the fly sprint, Bailey hit a time of 59.68 to represent one of two swimmers under 1:00 in the race. 19-year-old Abbey Webb was next in line with 59.90 with both women never before getting under the minute barrier.

As for Bailey, she owned a previous lifetime best of 1:00.23 in this event from the Doha stop of the 2019 FINA World Cup Series. Webb’s career-quickest entering tonight’s final rested at the 1:00.48 established at last yea’s Australian Championships.

Moving on to the 200m IM, Bailey produced a winning effort of 2:14.62 to make it a double. That’s a performance that checks-in among the top 10 of her career, with the 24-year-old owning a personal best of 2:13.28 in the event.

The other notable senior finish tonight came from Bradley Woodward, who took the men’s 200m back in a time of 1:57.14, the only one under the 2:00 threshold.

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Former Masters swimmer and coach Loretta (Retta) thrives on a non-stop but productive schedule. Nowadays, that includes having just earned her MBA while working full-time in IT while owning French 75 Boutique while also providing swimming insight for BBC.

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