Published: Apr 14, 2012 01:18:46 PM Updated: Nov 13, 2012 12:12:01 PM
World Short Course bronze medallist Emma McKeon will swim from lane 4 in the final of the girl’s 17/18yrs 100m freestyle tonight, with a heat time of 55.33 this morning. The Woollongong based McKeon will need to keep a close eye on Queenslanders Bronte Campbell and Brittany Elmslie who were the second and third fastest through in 55.57 and 55.76. Both Campbell and Elmslie will be heading to London for the Olympics later this year.
Fellow Olympic debutant Cameron McEvoy will lead the way in the boy’s 17/18yrs 100m free touching the wall in 50.68 in this morning’s heat. McEvoy will race Southport teammate Andrew Digby (51.15) for the Australian age title while Ben Lindsay from Arena (WA) was the third quickest through in 51.20.
In other events…
Girl’s 17-18yrs 200m Butterfly
With gold, silver and bronze already to her name, Cranbrook swimmer Jordan White (2:16.68) looks set to collect a fourth medal after posting the quickest time in the girl’s 17-18yrs 200m butterfly heats. White will face tough competition from 2011 title holder Mikkayla Sheridan (2:16.87) who has picked up a massive five medals so far. Bronze medallist in this event last year Kaelyn Hann was third fastest in 2:17.18.
Boy’s 17-18yrs 200m Butterfly
Hot favourite and defending champion Hugo Morris (2:05.36) has qualified in second place behind 100m butterfly champion David Morgan (2:03.17) for the final of the boy’s 17-18yrs 200m butterfly final. Liverpool swimmer Brandon Grochala rounds out the top three with a time of 2:05.80.
Girl’s 15yrs 200m IM
Thailand’s Saris Suwannachet (2:23.55) recorded the fastest time going into the girl’s 15yrs 200m IM after hitting the wall in 2:23.55. Following a strong backstroke leg, Caitlyn Richardson (2:23.98) will go through second ahead of the 400m IM champion Meg Bailey (2:24.03).
Boy’s 15yrs 200m IM
The 2011 defending champion Tyan Leonard has a slight advantage going in to the final of the boy’s 15yrs 200m IM with a time of 2:12.21. Qualifying just 0.16 behind is the 400m IM silver medallist Joachim Bardrum in 2:12.37. New Zealand’s Max Polianski stole third place from four-time freestyle gold medallist Mack Horton (2:13.88) in a time of 2:13.20.
Girl’s 14yrs 200m Freestyle
With one silver and two bronze medals already, Queenslander Taylor Green will be hoping to add gold to her collection with the fastest time from this morning’s heats of the girl’s 14yrs 200m freestyle. The 2011 gold and silver medallists Jemma Schlicht (2:07.21) and Sumin Song were the next fastest through with Song just getting the edge over Schlicht in 2:06.18.
Boy’s 14yrs 200m Freestyle
Bronze medallist from 2011 Joshua Parrish has recorded the fastest time for the boy’s 14yrs 200m freestyle final ahead of fellow Queenslander Max Carleton (1:59.89) and 2011 silver medallist Mitchell Davenport-Wright (1:59.98). Parrish’s heat time of 1:58.77 was quicker than the 2011 defending champion Nicholas Groenewald (2:00.50) who will go through in fifth.
Girl’s 12-13yrs 100m Backstroke
Australian Age champion in the 50m and 100m freestyle events Shyana Jack (1:04.62) looks on track to collect a third title with the fastest time in the girl’s 12-13yrs 100m backstroke final. She will have to hold-off 200m backstroke champion Monique Rae (1:06.07)and silver medallist Calypso Sheridan (1:06.93) who qualified second and third.
Boy’s 12-13yrs 100m Backstroke
Freestyle prodigy Kyle Chalmers (1:03.66) has proven his versatility after posting the second fastest time in the boy’s 12-13yrs 100m backstroke heats behind Victorian Leo Wong (1:02.70). Australian Age champion in the 200m backstroke Benno Negri was a touch behind in 1:03.93.
Girl’s 16yrs 200m Backstroke
Victorian Hayley Baker will be swimming for her fourth gold medal of the meet tonight when she leads the field out in the 200m backstroke. Having already picked up the 200 and 400m IM titles, as well as the 100m back, Baker qualified in 2:17.54, from Morgan Timms (2:19.11) and Tianni Gilmour (2:19.33).
Boy’s 16yrs 200m Backstroke
Jordan Harrison from Miami Swim Club on the Gold Coast will also be looking for another gold medal when he swims from lane 4 in the final of the boy’s 200m backstroke in a time of 2:06.21. A title holder in the 400m free, Harrison was too quick for Regan Leong (2:07.36) and Mitchell Pratt who qualified in third in 2:08.84.
Girl’s 15yrs 100m Butterfly
Queenslander Megan Gianotti will be looking to secure the butterfly double when she swims from lane 4 in the girl’s 15yrs 100m fly tonight. Gianotti hit the wall in 1:00.94 from Jessica Hobbin (1:03.45) and Emily Washer who was third fastest through in 1:03.67.
Boy’s 15yrs 100m Butterfly
St Peters Western 15-year-old Cameron Jones will be keen to add to his 50m freestyle title when he races in the final of the 100m butterfly tonight. Jones was the quickest through in this morning’s heats with a time of 56.26, ahead of Edward Marks (56.41) and Andrew Walker from Western Sprint who hit the wall in 57.76.
Girl’s 14yrs 200m Breaststroke
Melbourne Vicentre’s Karlene Pircher was the fastest through in the girl’s 14yrs 200m breaststroke in a time of 2:32.32 with 100m title holder Georgia Bohl securing lane 5 in 2:38.59 and Shannon Ashton from NSW third through in 2:41.68.
Boy’s 14yrs 200m Breaststroke
Queensland’s Joshua Zuill (2:29.30) will take lane four heading into the final of the boy’s 14yrs 200m breaststroke. Victorian Nicholas Groenewald (2:31.92) will contest two finals tonight after posting the third fastest time for the 200m breaststroke off the back of his 200m freestyle qualification. Groenewald’s time of 2:31.92 was marginally slower than Geoffrey Herkes in second with 2:31.53.
Girl’s 12-13yrs 400m IM
Novocastrian Abbey Harkin (5:05.97) looks in fine form going in to the final of the girl’s 12-13yrs 400m IM, posting the fastest time, nearly four seconds ahead of Chelsea Gubecka (5:09.84) and Tamsin Cook (5:10.40). Harkin has the 200m IM title already and with a win tonight she will take her title tally to four. Gubecka and Cook have both finished behind Harkin in previous events and will be looking to get even tonight.
Boy’s 12-13yrs 400m IM
Queenslanders Damien Tronc (5:00.76) Mitchell Simmons (5:01.31) and Alan Gibson (5:01.70) will all progress to the final of the boy’s 12-13yrs 400m IM within one second of each other. Gibson picked up the bronze medal in the 200m IM and will be keen to impress in the final tonight.