Murdoch & Benson’s 50 Breast Tie Closes Out Scottish Nats


The 2022 Scottish National Championships wrapped up from Aberdeen tonight, with the likes of Stephen Milne, Ross Murdoch and Katie Shanahan among the winners.

For 28-year-old Milne, the University of Stirling swimmer wound up on top of the men’s 400m free, notching a winning time of 3:59.43. The women’s edition of the same race was won by 20-year-old Michaella Glenister, also of Stirling, with the athlete punching a mark of 4:18.98 to grab gold.

On the men’s 50m breaststroke front, a tie to the wall between Murdoch and Craig Benson brought the sprint to a close. Both touched in 27.87 to share the top of the podium, while Kara Hanlon‘s win on the women’s side in 31.09 completed her sweep of the discipline.

Also making the grade was Alys Thomas in the women’s 100m fly, with the 30-year-old Commonwealth Games 200 fly champion notching 59.05.

Shanahan was tonight’s 200m back winner, posting a mark of 2:13.21 to get the job done.

Additional Winners

  • Lewis Fraser topped the men’s 100m fly in 53.16.
  • The women’s 50m free saw Tain Bruce nab the 50m free win in 25.89 while Calum Bain accomplished the same on the men’s side in 22.59.
  • The men’s 200m back saw Craig McNally score a time of 2:01.92 in the 200m back for the gold.

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