2016 BUCS CHAMPIONSHIPS
- November 11th-13th, 2016
- British Universities & Colleges Sport Championships
- Ponds Forge, Sheffield
- 25m (Short Course Meters)
- Meet Central
- Day 1 Recap
Competing on day 2 of the 2016 British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Championships in Sheffield, University of Stirling standout Duncan Scott scored a new Scottish National Record in the men’s 50m freestyle.
En route to a trio of victories on the night ta Ponds Forge, Scott sealed his status as Scotland’s premier freestyler, having bagged titles in both the 200m and 50m distances, along with a win in the 100m butterfly. In the splash n’ dash, Scott fired off a mighty 21.92 in the individual event finals to capture victory for his Stirling squad.
The 19-year-old dynamo then lowered his own just-minutes old record of the 50m free by leading off his Stirling squad’s 4×50 freestyle team relay. Scott cranked out an opening split of 21.84 to shave another solid .08 of a second off of his National Record, helping move his relay team to the gold medal-grabbing position in a total time of 1:28.55.
Of note, as fast as Scott’s outing was, British stud Ben Proud still holds the BUCS meet record. At last year’s edition of the meet, the Plymouth Leander swimmer registered an incredible 50m freestyle time of 21.40.
With his 50m victory tonight, Scott now holds his nation’s 50m and 100m freestyle marks. With the type of upward moving trajectory this teen’s career has been following, it’s only a matter of time until he captures the 200m free mark as well.