Murdoch and Milne Set New National Marks for the Second Day in a Row

Ross Murdoch and Stephen Milne both set new national records on the first day of the Scottish Short Course National Championships and returned to Edinburgh on Saturday to repeat those feats.

Yesterday Murdoch set a new Scottish mark in the men’s 50 breaststroke and today he took the 100 breaststroke in a new national record time of 57.59. His time beats the previous record of 57.92 set by Kristopher Gilchrist in 2009.

Murdoch dominated the field beating Michael Jamieson by over two seconds. Jamieson hit the wall in a time of 59.60.

Milne, who broke the 400 freestyle Scottish record on Friday, won the men’s 1500 freestyle in a time of 14:36.55. He beat the previous mark of 14:37.28 set by Graeme Smith in 2001. Smith’s record was the second oldest in the books, the oldest being the 800 freestyle which was posted three days before the 1500 freestyle.

Milne’s was not the only national record set in the event as Lander Hendrickx picked up the silver in a new Belgian record time of 14:44.76 beating the record of 14:45.73 set by Tom Vangeneugden in 2007.

There were also two national records set in the men’s 200 IM. Belgian Emmanuel Vanluchene took the event in a time of 1:55.17 breaking his own record of 1:56.70 which he posted in October. Duncan Scott finished second in a time of 1:55.92 beating the Scottish mark of 1:56.32 set by Dan Wallace in 2014.

Kirsty Simpson set a Scottish record in the women’s 200 backstroke winning the event in a time of 2:07.67 beating the record of 2:08.92 set by Lucy Hope in 2013.

Other winners included:

  • Women’s 50 freestyle – Lucy Hope – 25.06
  • Women’s 100 butterfly – Raquel Matos – 59.07
  • Men’s 50 backstroke – Charlie Boldison – 24.30
  • Women’s 50 breaststroke – Kathryn Johnstone – 30.80
  • Men’s 200 butterfly – Louis Croenen – 1:54.94
  • Women’s 400 freestyle – Camilla Hattersley – 4:05.43
  • Men’s 100 freestyle – Jasper Aerents – 47.37
  • Women’s 100 IM – Emily Jones – 1:01.14

Full results can be found here.

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