Miley and Murdoch Win Gold on the First Day of Scottish Champs

While several 2016 British Olympic team members will be racing at the French Open in Vichy a few others including; Hannah Miley, Ross Murdoch, Camilla Hattersley, Stephen Milne and Duncan Scott have decided to stay close to home and compete at the Scottish National Championships in Glasgow.

Miley took the women’s 400 IM in a time of 4:40.13 finishing over 10 seconds ahead of the field. She was almost seven seconds off her season’s best of 4:33.40, which currently sits second in the world rankings. Miley also finished third in the 200 freestyle posting a time of 2:00.85.

Murdoch won the men’s 50 breaststroke in a time of 27.81 just over a half second off his season and lifetime best of 27.25.

Hattersley was the only woman to break the two minute mark in the 200 freestyle winning the event in a time of 1:59.90.

Milne and Lander Hendrickx of Belgium had a great battle in the men’s 1500 freestyle. Hendrickx led for the majority of the race until Milne took over the led at the 1350 meter mark and never relinquishing it. Milne took the event in a time of 15:18.61 followed by Hendrickx who touched in a time of 15:19.60.

Tain Bruce won the women’s 100 butterfly in a time of 59.95. The 18 year old Bruce was not far off the national record of 59.71 set by Louise Pate in 2009.

Geoffrey Cheah of Hong Kong was the only athlete to break the 50 second barrier in the men’s 100 freestyle taking the event in a time of 49.85 16 one-hundredths of a second off his national record time of 49.69.

Louis Croenen of Belgium won the men’s 200 butterfly in a time of 1:58.95 while Maaike de Waard of the Netherlands took the women’s 50 backstroke in a time of 28.33.

Full results can be found here.

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bobo gigi
5 years ago

Probably the last time this year Scottish swimmers will swim under the British flag at olympic games.

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Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

Because of independence soon.
GB will not only lose a lot of Scottish natural resources but great swimmers too.

Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

Maybe, maybe not. A Holyrood administration seeking full divorce from Westminster would find themselves in precisely the same position as the current UK government should they choose to proceed with Brexit. Enough politics !

The impact that it will have on Scots sportspeople would be “do I continue to represent GBR or do I transfer my allegiance to SCO ?” and the fundamental issue on which this will hinge is not their patriotism (or lack thereof) but whether an Independent SCO government would be able to provide sports funding on a level anywhere comparable to their current levels as British competitors.

Reply to  commonwombat
5 years ago

The whole world should do away with nationalities in sports, No league table, no relays, just the best individual athletes competing for themselves against each other. A unique viewpoint I’m sure but what I have thought since an early age!

Reply to  John
5 years ago

I meant “medals table”

5 years ago

Jimmy Deiparine took down his 2nd Filipino Record, this time in the 50m breast! Congrats!

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