Queensland Takes Australia State Team SC Championships Title

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September 26th, 2017 News

2017 Australia State Team Championships

  • Friday, September 22nd – Sunday, September 24th
  • Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra
  • SCM
  • Start Lists
  • Live Results

The 2017 Australia State Team Championships took place in Canberra over the weekend, where swimmers aged 17 and under took to the Australian Institute of Sport’s short course pool. Queensland wound up on top this year with a collective point total of 1903.67, with New South Wales just under 100 points behind in 1807 for runner-up. Victoria took 3rd in 1633.17, followed by Western Australia and South Australia, Tasmania and Northern Territory.

Reviewing the results is a ‘who’s who’ of Australian age group swimming history, with now-senior swimmers Minna Atherton, Kyle Chalmers, Shayna Jack and Kaylee McKeown all with still-standing State Meet Records. However, 3 meet records did go down over the course of the meet.

15-year-old Brooke Napper of Queensland fired off a new 50m butterfly meet record of 26.64 to take gold in her age group, while 16-year-old Alex Quach of New South Wales scored a new record in the 50m backstroke with his winning time of 24.73. Also getting on the record books was New South Wales swimmer Leon McAllister, who earned a new boys 16-17 100m backstroke meet record in a time of 53.39.

With the all-important relays, New South Wales earned 5 total wins across the different races, but it was still not enough to catch QLD. New South Wales won the boys 17&U 4x200m freestyle relay (7:19.04), boys 14-15 4x100m freestyle relay (3:26.80), girls 15-16 4x100m freestyle relay (3:43.07), boys 16-17 4x1000m medley relay (3:38.95), as well as the sole mixed freestyle relay (3:13.96).

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At least get the name right, Shayna Jack 4 time medalist at Worlds!


It is Leon MacAlister, not Leo McAllister for God’s sake. Pretty big achievement for Quach beating older MacAlister who has never been beaten in BK for almost forever. I think the biggest rising star of the meet was Paris Burlock out of Melbourne, Victoria. Having just turned 13 last month she dominated sprint FS events with a whopping time of 25.61 in 50M SC and 55.89 in 100M SC winning both and they were 13/14 age group event. She posted very good times in Fly and BS too. Tom “the incredible” Hauck of Gold Coast, QLD once again was shiny as always. He, Gabriel Gorgas of Sydney, NSW (FS and IM), Joshua Edwards-Smith of Perth, WA (FS, BK) and TJ… Read more »


Lani Pallister winner of the 15/16yrs 400/800m free is the daughter of former Australian champion Janelle Elford

About Loretta Race

Loretta Race

Loretta grew up outside Toledo, OH, where she swam age group and high school. Graduating from Xavier University, she stayed in the Cincinnati, OH area and currently resides just outside the city in Northern KY.  Loretta got back into the sport of swimming via Masters and now competes and is …

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