The ASA National Winter Meet day one saw a British Junior record from Poole’s Jacob Peters, and Stockport Metro’s Lauren Quigley qualify for three individual A finals tonight.
Winter Meet Day One: Men’s 50m Freestyle
Loughborough University teammates, Andrew Weatheritt and James Disney-May, lead the way heading into the final after qualifying first and second fastest respectively in this morning’s heats.
Weatheritt, the only swimmer under the 22 second marker (21.90), will occupy lane four tonight with Disney-May, who set a new personal best this morning (22.02), and Commonwealth Champion, Ben Proud (Plymouth Leander, 22.11) on either side.
Winter Meet Day One: Women’s 50m Breaststroke
In the second event of the session, Imogen Clark, who was named on British Swimming’s Podium Potential Squad for 2016, set a strong benchmark heading into tonight’s final.
The 16-year-old Derventio Excel swimmer touched the wall in 30.88 to secure the centre lane in the final. Clark will be joined in the final by Sarah Vasey (City of Derby) and Yvette Man-Yi Kong (Hong Kong) who posted times of 31.03 and 31.08 to qualify second and third fastest respectively.
Winter Meet Day One: Men’s 200m IM
With less than a second separating the top three swimmers heading into the final, it looks like there will be a tight battle for gold this evening. Local City of Sheffield swimmer Max Litchfield, heads into the final as fastest qualifier after winning the penultimate heat in 1:58.34 but Fraser Minnican (Loughborough University) and Joseph Hulme (Bath University) will look to push him all the way, after posting times of 1:59.98 and 2:00.66 respectively.
Winter Meet Day One: Women’s 100m Backstroke
Loughborough University’s Georgia Davies set a new season’s best in this morning’s heats, touching the wall in 57.64 to head into tonight’s final as fastest qualifier. Stockport Metro’s Lauren Quiqley sits second heading into the final after posting a time of 58.13, while British record holder, Lizzie Simmonds (Bath University), is third fastest in 58.19.
Winter Meet Day One: Men’s 200m Backstroke
Dan Cross (Loughborough University) posted a new lifetime best of 1:57.27 as he took the touch in heat five ahead of William Harrison (1:58.18). Harrison’s Bath University teammate, Joseph Hulme, will separate Cross and Harrison heading into the final after posting a time of 1:58.18 to qualify second fastest.
Winter Meet Day One: Women’s 200m Butterfly
Laura Stephens (Plymouth Leander), who won 200m Butterfly silver at the Ontario Junior International in Canada earlier this month, qualified fastest for tonight’s final after a strong swim in heat three (2:09.61).
Jemma Lowe (Bath University) heads into the final second fastest in 2:09.97, less than half a second behind Stephens, while London Aquatics’ Aimee Willmott posted a season’s best time of 2:10.01 to qualify third.
Winter Meet Day One: Men’s 100m Butterfly
Loughborough University’s Adam Barrett looked comfortable as he secured lane four in tonight’s finals after an impressive show of underwater technique to win the final heat in 51.37. Barrett will be joined by London 2012 Olympian, Anthony James (Plymouth Leander, 52.01) and City of Sheffield’s Braxston Timm (52.17) who finished second and third fastest respectively.
Poole’s Jacob Peters posted a new British Junior short course record in the heat’s touching the wall in 54.46, a full second under the previous marker.
Winter Meet Day One: Women’s 200m IM
Lauren Quigley and Aimee Willmott were back in action in the Women’s 200m IM heats, qualifying for their second finals of the night.
Quigley dropped more than a second off her personal best, touching the wall in 2:11.22 to secure lane four with Aimee Wilmott second fastest in 2:12.57 and Loughborough University’s Molly Renshaw third in 2:12.72.
Winter Meet Day One: Men’s 100m Breaststroke
Richard Spoor was just outside his season’s best time, touching the wall 59.70 to book lane four in the final. David Murphy (City of Oxford) and Lawrence Palmer (Putteridge) are close behind the Loughborough University swimmer, after posting times of 59.99 and 1:00.03 respectively.
Winter Meet Day One: Women’s 100m Freestyle
City of Derby’s Harriet Cooper, who won triple Freestyle gold at the recent Ontario Junior International in Canada, will lead the way heading into tonight’s final after matching her personal best time of 53.67 to win heat five.
Woking’s Hannah Burvill (53.97) and Loughborough University’s Sophie Smith (54.26) will join Cooper in the final alongside Lauren Quigley who secured a spot in her third individual final following her season’s best performance of 54.30 in the heats.
Winter Meet Day One: Men’s 400m Freestyle
Jay Lelliott (Bath University), who won 400m Freestyle gold at this year’s World University Games in Gwangju, heads into the final after setting a new personal best time of 3:44.84 in this morning’s heats.
Lelliot will be joined by Loughborough University teammates, Tobias Robinson (3:46.85) and Timothy Shuttleworth (3:47.29), who qualified second and third fastest after the heats.
Winter Meet Day One: Men’s 4x100m Medley Team
Bath University A (3:39.10) are the team to beat in tonight’s final after this morning’s heats but with Edinburgh University (3:39.87) and Loughborough University (3:42.02) close behind it is set to be an exciting race for gold.