Jordan Hughes and Amelia Clynes both backed up gold medals last night by setting the fastest qualification times from their 17/18 Yrs 100m Freestyle and 15/16 Yrs 200m Butterfly heats respectively on the fourth day at #NYCS14.
Women’s 200m Fly
Following on from her British Age Group record for 100m Fly gold last night, City of Leeds’ Amelia Clynes set the standard in the 15/16 Yrs age group with a 2:14.50 swim this morning. City of Manchester’s Georgia Barton clocked 2:14.91 to qualify fastest in the 17/18 Yrs age group while Commonwealth swimmer Tilly Gray led qualifiers in the 19 Yrs / Over category in 2:15.02.
Men’s 100m Free
Carnegie’s Craig McLean set 52.26 to qualify fastest for the 15/16 Yrs semi-finals, having won 200m Freestyle bronze last night in his first year in the age group. North Ayrshire’s Jordan Hughes went two better than McLean in the 17/18 Yrs over 200m Freestyle and he will fancy his chances of a golden double after qualifying fastest in 51.86. There wasn’t much to choose between Canada’s Stefan Milosevic (50.48) and Plymouth’s Ben Proud (50.56) as they progressed first and second to tonight’s 19 Yrs / Over final.
Women’s 200m Back
Nova Centurion’s Rose Rudin and Warrington’s Kathleen Dawson were the top two in the 15/16 Yrs heats, Rudin touching in 2:15.30 and Dawson taking her PB dodwn to 2:15.41. B.E.S.T. swimmer Lucy Hope set the standard in the 17/18 Yrs with a 2:17.43 swim while Ealing’s Ekaterina Avramova will aim to add the 200 title to her 100m Back crown after booking lane four for tonight’s 19 Yrs / Over final in 2:15.14.
Men’s 50m Breaststroke
The Men’s 50m Open Breaststroke saw Andrew Weatheritt of Loughborough University take the top spot with a time of 28.10. He was closely followed by teammate Richard Spoor in third position with a time of 28:45. Mark Conroy of Plymouth placed himself in the middle with a time of 28:15.
Women’s 4×200 Freestyle Relay
The Women’s 4x100m relay saw the City of Sheffield’s Isobel Grant and Plymouth’s Megan Bowen battle it out in the fourth heat with Plymouth going into the finals (8:17:68) in the top spot closely followed by City of Sheffield (8:19:18) and City of Leeds (8:26:76).
Harrogate’s Chloe Buck took her PB down to 1:22.95 to lead the way in the MC 100m Breaststroke from Delting’s Erraid Davies (1:24.49) and Basildon’s Charlotte Hartin (1:25.47). London 2012 Paralympian Dan Pepper was the top qualifier in the men’s equivalent, setting 1:14.53 to qualify ahead of Newquay’s Joseph Schenk (1:16.00) and Preston’s Jamie Warriner (1:15.18 PB).