ASA Winter Meet 2016 – day four heats

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There are a number of swimmers who are chasing hat-tricks following the day three heats at the ASA National Winter Meet 2016.

Holly Hibbott, Calum Jarvis and Max Litchfield will all be chasing their third individual gold medas of the competition as we enter the last night of finals.

Rudin rules the roost in 400m IM heats

Rosie Rudin posted the fastest overall time in the Women’s 400m IM heats. The City of Sheffield swimmer put five second between her and the remainder of the field. She touched in 4:40.30 to take the centre lane in the final.

Borough of Stockton’s Niamh McDonagh was the fastest to qualify the B final, just beating Nova Centurion’s Mollie Wright. McDonagh clocked 4:51.47 and Wright swam 4:52.51.

Davies dips under 2:10 in 200m Breaststroke heats

City of Birmingham swimmer Luke Davies is the one to beat in tonight’s 200m Breaststroke A final.

He was over three second faster than anyone else in his heat, making it to the wall in 2:09.42. Having won silver in the 50m Breaststroke, Charlie Attwood was second fastest to qualify, winning his heat in 2:12.34.

Greenslade looks strong in Women’s 200m Free

Kathryn Greenslade of Edinburgh Uni is the fastest qualifier going into tonight’s 200m Freestyle final.

She was only just ahead of Stockport Metro’s Hibbott, who already has two gold medals at this meet in the 400m and 800m Free. Greenslade touched in 1:57.82, while Hibbott followed up with 1:58.09.

Jarvis sets up hat-trick in Men’s 200m Free heats

Calum Jarvis of Bath University looks set to challenge for his third gold medal of the meet.

He was almost a full second faster than second fastest qualifier, Sheffield’s Nick Grainger, in the 200m Free heats, touching in 1:45.64 to take the centre lane for the final.

Max Litchfield, also of Sheffield, is also in the mix, having already picked up golds over 200m and 400m IM.

Kieran McGuckin of Edinburgh and Julian Chan Quee Lin of Bath Uni look to have a face off set up in the B final. There was just 0.02 seconds between them, McGuckin touching in 1:49.32 and Quee Lin making it to the wall in 1:49.34.

Hopkin takes lane four in 50m Free final

The splash and dash tonight looks like it will be an exciting one.

Anna Hopkin of Ealing was fastest qualifier, touching in 24.49 to take the centre lane. She will have Liverpool’s Lauren Quigley in the next lane though, so she will need plenty in the tank to get that gold.

Quigley also broke 25 seconds to progress in 24.97 while Stockport Metro’s Emma Gage was third fastest into the final in 25.12.

Chernov swims fast in 50m Fly heats

Russian swimmer Georgy Chernov has had some great swims in this event and was the fastest to the wall in 23.60 in the 50m Butterfly heats.

In contention for the national gold medal is Anthony Evitts of Liverpool, who touched in 24.10 to take lane five for tonight’s final.

Evans and Avramova going for gold in 200m Back

Charlotte Evans and Ekaterina Avramova look like they will be battling for the gold medal in the Women’s 200m Backstroke.

Evans of Loughborough was fastest to the wall in the heats, touching in 2:07.42. Ealing’s Avramova was only just behind her though, touching 2:07.86.

City of Derby’s Eleanor Baldwin was the fastest qualify for the B final. She touched in 2:12.05 to take the centre lane.

Déjà vu in the Men’s 4x100m Free Relay

It looks another battle between the university teams, with Bath, Loughborough and Edinburgh unis all swimming within half a second of each other.

Bath were first to the wall, touching in 3:20.50. Loughborough were next with 3:20.58 and Edinburgh third fastest in a time of 3:20.93.

Newcastle set the pace in the 4x200m Freestyle Relay

Newcastle Swim Team were almost eight seconds faster than the rest of the field, touching in 8:38.41 to claim the middle lane for the final.

City of Sheffield were second fastest, touching in 8:46.26 and Stockport Metro were third, swimming a collective 8:47.60.

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