Miley stars at BUCS Champs
25th February 2013
World Short Course champion Hannah Miley was one of a number of British stars on show at the BUCS Long Course Championships in Sheffield.
The 23-year old finished just 0.58 shy of Caitlin McClatchey’s Scottish record as she kicked off her competition with a personal best 8:33.98 to win the 800m Freestyle on the opening night.
The following afternoon, Miley set the fastest time in the world this year over 400m Individual Medley to take her second gold in 4:36.08 as well as ducking under two minutes in the 200m Freestyle heats with a 1:59.74 effort.
World champion Liam Tancock was also making one of his first long course domestic appearances of the season and clocked the fastest times over 50m and 100m Backstroke.
While final spots were reserved for university students, Tancock impressed with his efforts in the morning heats, setting 25.94 in the 50m Back and 55.18 in the 100m Back.
Competing for Swansea University, Commonwealth medallist Georgia Davies was also on form in the women’s sprint backstroke events, touching in 28.37 for gold in the 50m Back, 1:01.78 for a second title over 100m Back, then leading off the silver-medal winning 4x100m Medley Relay quartet in 1:00.99.
Loughborough University’s Roberto Pavoni scooped a hat-trick of individual titles with golds over 200m Butterfly (2:00.11), 200m Individual Medley (2:02.71) and 400m Individual Medley (4:22.01).
Other Olympians to impress were Sheffield Hallam’s Rebecca Turner who won double gold over 100m Freestyle (55.83) and 200m Free (1:59.42), Plymouth’s Antony James who claimed the 50m Fly (24.43) and 100m Fly (53.54) double, Loughborough's Dan Fogg who set 15:30.51 for the 1500m Free title and Bath’s Andrew Willis who clocked 2:14.06 for 200m Breaststroke gold.
- Hannah, Liam, Georgia and Roberto will all be competing at the inaugural British Gas International Meet in Leeds next month.
- You can watch every session from the four-day meet using on our LIVE VIDEO STREAM.