Round up of Winter Meet day two heats

Molly Renshaw Winter Meet Day Two Heats

The ASA National Winter Meet day two heats saw local swimmer Elliot Clogg set his second British Junior record at the Meet and day one medallists progress through to tonight’s finals.

Winter Meet day two: Men’s 50m Backstroke

Daniel Stepton (Barking & Dagenham Aquatics Club) dipped under 25 seconds for the first time in the Men’s 50m Backstroke heats, touching the wall in 24.65 to qualify fastest for tonight’s final.

Stepton will be joined on either side by Joe Elwood (Loughborough University) and Grant Quigley (Stockport Metro) who set best times for of 24.78 and 24.91 respectively to book their places in the final.

City of Sheffield’s Elliot Clogg set his second British Junior record in as many days, posting a time of 25.45 to qualify for tonight’s final.

Winter Meet day two: Men’s 100m Free

Commonwealth bronze medallist in the 4x100m Freestyle Relay, James Disney-May (Loughborough University), set a new personal best in this morning’s heats to qualify fastest for tonight’s final.

Following his record breaking night, Ben Proud (Plymouth Leander) posted a time of 48.42 to qualify second and join Disney-May in the centre of the pool tonight.

Calum Jarvis, who was part of the victorious 4x200m Freestyle Relay quartet at this year’s World Championships, is third fastest qualifier after posting a time of 48.43.

Winter Meet day two: Women’s 200m Breaststroke

European 200m Breaststroke silver medallist, Molly Renshaw was just less than a second outside her personal best time in this morning’s heats, touching in 2:21.70 to qualify fastest for tonight’s final.

Renshaw will be joined by her Loughborough University teammate Jocelyn Ulyett, who set a new personal best of 2:24.03 to book her place in the final, while Georgia Coates (City of Leeds) was third fastest in 2:25.46.

Winter Meet day two: Women’s 50m Fly

Loughborough University teammates Rachael Kelly and Sophie Smith will line-up in the centre lanes for tonight’s final after qualifying first and second fastest respectively in this morning’s heats.

The Loughborough both set new personal bests on their way to the final with Kelly touching in 26.28 and Smith just behind in 26.83.

There was also a lifetime best for Stockport Metro’s Lauren Quigley who a time of 26.83 to head into the final as third fastest qualifier.

Winter Meet day two: Men’s 100m IM

Hong Kong’s Yvette Man-Yi Kong heads into tonight’s final after setting a qualifying time of 1:02.38 in this morning’s heats.

Man-Yi will be joined by Niamh Robinson (Pioneer 79) and Jane Brown (Newcastle) who touched the wall in new personal best times of 1:02.62 and 1:02.67 respectively to qualify second and third fastest.

Winter Meet day two: Men’s 400m IM

Loughborough University’s Fraser Minnican dropped an impressive three seconds of his personal best, securing lane four in tonight’s 400m IM final with a qualifying time of 4:16.60.

After winning gold in last night’s 200m IM, Tristan Slater (Millfield) produced another strong swim to head second fastest into the final 4:18.60 with City of Manchester’s Thomas Paine third fastest after setting a new lifetime best of 4:19.88 this morning.

Winter Meet day two: Relays

Having broken a British club record in last night’s 4x100m Medley Relay, Loughborough University’s men led the way in the heats of the 4x200m Freestyle Relay with Caleb Hughes, Timothy Shuttleworth, Oliver Brache and Tobias Robinson booking lane four for the final in 7:17.86.

Max Litchfield led off in 1:47.88 as City of Sheffield progressed second fastest in 7:19.78 while City of Derby were third fastest into the final in 7:20.63.

Stockport Metro’s A team were fastest from the women’s 4x100m Free heats with Lauren Quigley, Emma Gage, Katie Matts and Brearnna Close touching in 3:41.81.

City of Sheffield and City of Derby were second and third fastest again in 3:42.54 and 3:44.05 respectively with last night’s 100m Freestyle champion Harriet Cooper catching the eye with a 53.46 anchor leg for Derby.


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