2017 AUSTRALIAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Sunday, April 9th – Thursday, April 13th
- Brisbane Aquatic Centre
- Prelims at 11am local/Finals at 7:30pm local
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While competing in her first event of the 2017 Australian National Swimming Championships, 18-year-old Shayna Jack ripped a shiny new personal best in the women’s 100m freestyle. Amidst a heavily stacked prelims field including reigning world record holder Cate Campbell, reigning world champion Bronte Campbell and Olympic bronze medalist in the 200m freestyle, Emma McKeon, Jack held her own, stopping the clock at a mighty 53.60 to earn the 4th seed headed into tonight’s finals.
Women’s 100m freestyle top 4 prelims times:
- Cate Campbell – 52.78
- Emma McKeon – 53.26
- Bronte Campbell – 53.54
- Shayna Jack – 53.60
Entering this week’s meet in Brisbane, Jack’s personal best sat at the 54.11 she collected at the NSW State Open Championships earlier this year. As such, this morning’s outing marks the first time the Commercial swimmer has dipped beneath the 54-second barrier. Splits for Jack’s performance this morning were 25.62/27.98. With Jack having clocked a time under the 53.92 qualifying mark for the World Championships that bodes extremely well for the Aussie 4x100m freestyle relay sans C1 in Budapest.
Jack’s 53.60 also took over Campbell’s Aussie age group record for 18-year-olds. C2 (Bronte Campbell) set the previous record of 53.72 back in 2013, so Jack shaved over a tenth off of that to now be positioned atop the age group top times. Taking it one step further, she also now slides into the 8th fastest performers slot in the event in Australian history.