Zac Stubblety-Cook Breaks National Age Record to Finish Queensland State Championships

The 2013 Queensland State Championships wrapped up on Friday evening, and with the senior-level swimmers largely on their way back home already, it was the age group finals that shone.

This meet is being held in long course meters.

That included another Australian National Age Records, after one was broken in the girls’ 13-year olds 100 back on Thursday. This time, it was 14-year old Zac Stubblety-Cook who won the boys’ 14-year olds 200 breaststroke in 2:20.16, which broke the National Age Record set by Matthew Wilson just a few months ago.

That came down as Stubblety-Cook’s third event win of the meet, after taking the 100 breaststroke in 1:05.06 and the 200 IM in 2:11.57.

Other big winners include Madeline Groves of St. Peter’s Western in the girls’ 17-18 200 fly, who was a 2:11.28 to beat the Nudgee Brothers’ Mikkayla Sheridan in 2:12.42. Groves has had a very successful 2013, and will be on the Australia roster for the 2013 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series in the new year.

Groves also picked up a win in the 100 free in 55.72 ahead of Carla Buchanan in 55.77

Regan Leong won the boys’ 17-18 200 fly in 2:01.69, and similarly doubled by adding a 50.26 in the 100 free. Blake Jones took 2nd in that race in 50.57.

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