The second day of the British Gas International Competition saw Hannah Miley redeem herself in the 400 IM while Anthony Ervin took top spot in the 50 freestyle.
Women’s 400 IM
After a disappointing second place finish in the 200 IM on the first day of competition Olympic finalist and Short Course World Champion Hannah Miley won the 400 IM with an impressive in season time of 4:35.57. At the Olympics Miley came fifth in a time of 4:34.17.
After the race Miley commented that in the first half of the season her primary focus was preparing for the short course world championships and that the 400 IM was a great training race.
Aimee Willmott, who also swam this event in the London Games, finished second in a time of 4:38.94 which was only seven one-hundredths of a second slower that the time she swam at the Olympics.
Kerri-Anne Payne, who is swimming very well since moving to Warrender, was third finishing in a time of 4:42.85.
Men’s 200 butterfly
Joe Roebuck, who barely made the final with a slow morning swim, won the event convincingly in a time of 1:57.54. Roebuck made no mistake in the final taking the first 100 out in a time of 56.64 well ahead of the rest of the field and continued to increase his lead in the second half of the swim.
After the race Roebuck commented on how pleased he was with how things were going with his new Coach David McNulty.
Adam Mallett finished second in a time of 1:59.30 followed by James Guy who posted a time of 1:59.53.
Women’s 100 backstroke
Georgia Davies won the women’s 100 backstroke in a time of 1:00.45. Davies was challenged in the second 50 meters by Lauren Quigley who finished second in a time of 1:00.59 with Jessica Fullalove finishing third in a time of 1:01.56.
Men’s 50 freestyle
Anthony Ervin the oldest competitor in the event by seven years won the event finishing in a time of 22.28 well ahead of Benjamin Proud who was second in a time of 22.72 with Jasper Van Mierlo who finishing third in a time of 22.91.
The biggest surprise in this race is that Liam Tancock failed to qualify for the final.
Women’s 200 breaststroke
The 200 breaststroke was a great race between Molly Renshaw and Stacey Tadd, that is until the final 50 meters. At the 150 mark Renshaw turned in a time of 1:50.01 with Tadd five tenths of a second behind, but in the final 50 meters Renshaw split a 38.24 to increase her lead over Tadd by over two seconds.
Renshaw won the event in a time of 2:28.25 followed by Tadd who finished in a time of 2:30.53 with Kerry Buchan finishing third in a tim eof 2:30.82.
Men’s 100 breaststroke
After having to qualify for a the final in a swim-off, 200 breaststroke Olympic silver medalist Michael Jamieson lead the 100 breaststroke from start to finish to win the event in a time of 1:00.82 followed closely by Christopher Steeples who posted a time of 1:01.08.
Robert Holderness finished third in a time of 1:01.47.
Women’s 50 butterfly
Danish star Jeanette Ottesen Gray won the event in a time of 25.76, but was challenge by Fran Halsall who finished in a time of 26.00. The race was much close than the result suggests as Halsall mistimed her finish.
Emma Wilkins was third finishing in a time of 26.98.
Women’s 200 freestyle
In the women’s 200 freestyle Femke Heemskerk of the Netherlands held off a late charing Rebecca Turner to win the event in a time of 1:58.49. Turner who had an incredible last 25 meters finished second in a time of 1:58.72 with Eleanor Faulkner finishing third in a time of 1:59.42.
Men’s 1500 freestyle
Caleb Hughes led the race up until the 1100 meter mark when Daniel Fogg took over top spot, winning the event in a time of 15:26.93. Hughes finished second in a time of 15:29.96 followed by Stephen Milne who posted a time of 15:33.51.