2022 SOUTH AUSTRALIA STATE OPEN & MC CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Friday, January 21st – Sunday, January 23rd
- SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre, Oaklands Park, South Australia
- LCM (50m)
- Day 1 Recap
- Results – Meet Mobile, 2022 SA State Open & MC Championships
After a grueling multi-event schedule yesterday at these South Australian Championships, 27-year-old Madi Wilson was back at it today, capturing another individual win.
In the women’s 200m free, Marion’s Wilson clinched the victory in a mark of 1:58.51 as the only swimmer under the 2:00 mark. Wilson owns a lifetime best of 1:55.68 from last year’s Olympic Trials.
Matt Temple and Zac Incerti traded places among the top two finishers in two men’s events. Temple topped the men’s 100m fly in 54.95 after having notched 54.22 in prelims, while he scored runner-up honors in the 100m free in a mark of 50.37.
It was his Marion teammate Incerti who got to the wall first in the 100m free in 49.50 while Incerti’s 55.66 rendered him the silver medalist behind Temple in the fly.
On the age group front, 17-year-old William Petric posted the fastest 200m IM performance of his career en route to topping the podium. The Nunawading teen crushed a time of 2:01.78 to hack nearly a second and a half off of his previous personal best of 2:03.41 from last year’s Australian Age Championships.
Holly Barratt of Rockingham notched a time of 25.87 as the far and away leader in the women’s 50m fly.
We reported on how Barratt has been unable to travel all the way home after having been the sole Australian representative in Abu Dhabi at December’s Short Course World Championships.
She originally planned to stay in Melbourne for “just a couple of weeks” to avoid restrictions that would have required her to do a hotel quarantine in Western Australia. Then the state announced that it was closing its borders until February 5, and now they won’t open until at least March, so she says she’s just planning to stay in Melbourne, for now.