Lowe leads the way after 200m Fly heats
6th March 2012
World Championship finalist Jemma Lowe won her heat to lead qualifiers into the women’s 200m Butterfly semi-finals on day four of the British Gas Swimming Championships 2012.
The Welsh record holder touched in 2:10.01 with defending champion and World Championship silver medallist Ellen Gandy second fastest into the semis in 2:10.66.
World University Games champion Jessica Dickons eased through with a 2:11.32 while European Junior Champion Elena Sheridan was fourth fastest in 2:11.97.
Grant Turner was the fastest qualifier in the men's 100m Freestyle heats after winning his heat in 46.69.
Craig Gibbons followed Turner home in the final heat to progress second fastest in 49.74 while British record holder Simon Burnett won his heat in 49.80 to qualify third for this evening's semi-finals.
Andrew Willis led the way in the 200m Breaststroke heats, clocking 2:13.89 to win the final heat at London Aquatics Centre.
Defending champion Michael Jamieson wasn't far off the pace, stopping the clock on 2:14.12 while 100m champion Dan Sliwinski touched in 2:14.40 to progress.
West Dunbartonshire's 18-year old Ross Murdoch also impressed, knocking more than seven seconds off his personal best to qualify fourth fastest in 2:14.51 and sailing under the qualification time for this year's European Junior Championships.