Aussie Champs, Day Two: Leisel Jones and Tarnee White Both Swim 1:07.9 for 100m Breast

By Ian Hanson

HOBART, Tasmania, Australia. March 25. THERE were few surprises on Day Two of the 2001 Telstra Australian Swimming Championships, beeing held on this island state southeast of mainland Australia. The meet also serves as the selection meet for the 2001 World Championships in Japan.

Here's a rundown of today's events:

DAY TWO – FINALS

Men's 50m Freestyle Final
Reigning title holder, Brett Hawke made it back-to-back national titles winning the final in 22.58 with Olympians Ashley Callus and Michael Klim dead-heating for second in 22.71. Hawke admitted that he has had difficulty refocusing since the Olympics. "I really struggled with this preparation so the swim felt great," he said after the race. Rounding out the top eight were David Jenkins (22.80), Stephen Goudie (23.06), Todd Pearson (23.18), Adam Pine (23.28) and Nathan Rickard (23.35).

Women's 200m Butterfly Final
Olympic triple medallist, Petria Thomas is finally able to put her name on the national title winners list which has been dominated by Susie O’Neill for the past nine years – Thomas had, in fact, finished with the silver medal in this event for the past five years. Her time of 2:07.42 put her well clear of second place-getter, local Tasmanian swimmer, Nicole Hunter who swam a personal best time of 2:12.40 to just out-touch young NSW swimmer, Felicity Galvez (2:12.42). Completing the final were Lara Davenport (2:13.74), Kate Hanna (2:14.62), Heidi Crawford (2:14.82), Sarah Windsor (2:16.20) and Linda McKenzie (2:17.01)

Men's 100m Backstroke Final
Olympic triple medallist, Matt Welsh made it back-to-back national titles winning the final in 54.43 ahead of Josh Watson (55.26) and Ray Hass (55.96) to repeat last year’s placings. Welsh said after the race he was happy with his time. "It takes the pressure off. The aim of this meet was just to make the World Championship team." Tasmanian Beau Mannix was fourth in 56.05 followed by Rob Van der Zant (56.35), Leigh McBean (57.03), Cameron Delaney (57.76), and Ashley Anderson (58.10)

Women's 100m Breaststroke Final
Club teammates, Leisel Jones (1:07.96) and Tarnee White (1:07.99) were almost inseparable at the finish to make it a one-two double for coach Ken Wood. White’s time takes her to number three on the Australian all-time list. "I’m so happy. It is only 0.01 under a 1:08 but it makes all the difference," she said after the race. Victoria’s Brooke Hanson was third in yet another personal best time of 1:09.29. Completing the final eight were Sarah Kasoulis (1:11.75), Brooke Martin (1:12.17), Rebekah Rychvalsky (1:12.17), Katie Clewett (1:12.54) and Angela Kan (1:12.56).

Men's 100m Breaststroke Semifinals
Simon Cowley continued his return to form, qualifying fastest for tomorrow night’s final in a time of 1:02.16. Jim Piper set his second personal best time for the day, rocketing up the Australian all-time list to number six with his time of 1:02.69. Olympic relay silver medallist Regan Harrison was third fastest qualifier in 1:02.95.

Women's 800m Freestyle Final
New South Wales youngster, Amanda Pascoe set a new personal best time to win the final in 8:39.78 from Charlene Benzie who has made a remarkable come-back from a serious car accident to finish second in 8:44.49. Kate Krywulycz was third in 8:46.52. Completing the final were Tammie Smith (8:46.65), Cassandra Steer (8:49.48), Sarah-Jane D’Arcy (8:52.84) and Jessica Affleck (8:54.20).

Men's 200m Butterfly Semifinals
Olympic bronze medallist, Justin Norris secured himself lane four for the final, qualifying fastest in 1:58.39 from fellow Australian Institute of Sport swimmers, Grant McGregor (1:59.24) and Bill Kirby (1:59.54)

Women's 50m Backstroke Semifinals
Reigning title holder Dyana Calub was the fastest qualifier for the final, stopping the clock at 29.24 with Giaan Rooney second fastest qualifier in 29.35. 16 year-old South Australian, Sophie Edington was third fastest in 29.55.

Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final
Carey Aquatic, Vic. lead from the start to win in 3:50.04 from SLC Aquadot, NSW (3:52.80) and Commercial, Qld. (3:54.74)

Men's 50m Freestyle Multi-Disability Final
Ben Austin from New South Wales was judged the winner with his time of 28.51 from Peter Lund-Anderson of Denmark in 32.20, Stewart Pike from the Australian Institute of Sport (27.29) and Western Australian Justin Eveson (27.45).

Women's 50m Freestyle Multi-Disability Final
Alicia Aberlie from The Hills club took out the national championship with her time of 29.64 defeating Paralympic gold medalist, Siobhan Paton (29.74) and Kate Bailey (33.30).

AUSTRALIAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
and WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TRIALS

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

DAY TWO: March 25, 2001

50 meter pool

Men's 100m Breaststroke – Semifinal
1 Simon Cowley AUS 1:02.16
2 Jim Piper AUS 1:02.69
3 Regan Harrison AUS 1:02.95
4 Phil Rogers AUS 1:03.13
5 Jarrad Church AUS 1:04.13
6 Steven McBrien AUS 1:04.15
7 Mark Riley AUS 1:04.77
8 Robert McDonald AUS 1:04.85

9 Brenton Rickard AUS 1:05.09
10 Ben Tuckerman AUS 1:05.15
11 Michael Wooldridge AUS 1:05.39
12 Ben Eales AUS 1:05.92
13 Patrick Adams AUS 1:06.05
14 Brian Christensen AUS 1:06.06
15 Joshua Eveson AUS 1:06.28
16 Jade Winter AUS 1:06.97

Women's 50m Backstroke – Semifinal
1 Dyana Calub AUS 29.24
2 Giaan Rooney AUS 29.35
3 Sophie Edington AUS 29.55
4 Clementine Stoney AUS 30.32
5 Belinda Nevell AUS 30.39
6 Rebecca Creedy AUS 30.40
7 Chloe Bennett AUS 30.49
8 Frances Adcock AUS 30.52

9 Kellie McMillan AUS 30.55
10 Sacha Keady AUS 30.61
11 Jessica Abbott AUS 30.63
12 Tamara Leane AUS 30.82
13 Yvette Pilgrim AUS 30.92
14 Tayliah Zimmer AUS 31.01
15 Alissa Searston AUS 31.45
16 Marieke Guehrer AUS 31.61

Men's 200m Butterfly – Semifinal
1 Justin Norris AUS 1:58.39
2 Grant McGregor AUS 1:59.24
3 William Kirby AUS 1:59.54
4 Greg Shaw AUS 1:59.70
5 Josh Krogh AUS 2:00.00
6 Shane Fielding AUS 2:00.49
7 Matthew Hall AUS 2:00.52
8 Heath Ramsay AUS 2:00.55

9 Zane King AUS 2:00.75
10 Trent Steed AUS 2:01.99
11 Jason Cohen AUS 2:03.13
12 Nic Williams AUS 2:03.85
13 Michael Higgins AUS 2:04.27
14 Galen Gough AUS 2:05.54
15 Ian Sainsbery AUS 2:05.73
16 Nicholas Beck AUS 2:05.94

Men's 50m Freestyle – Final
1 Brett Hawke AUS 22.58
2 Michael Klim AUS 22.71
3 Ashley Callus AUS 22.71
4 David Jenkins AUS 22.80
5 Stephen Goudie AUS 23.06
6 Todd Pearson AUS 23.18
7 Adam Pine AUS 23.28
8 Nathan Rickard AUS 23.35

Women's 100m Breaststroke – Final
1 Leisel Jones AUS 1:07.96
2 Tarnee White AUS 1:07.99
3 Brooke Hanson AUS 1:09.29
4 Sarah Kasoulis AUS 1:11.75
5 Brooke Martin AUS 1:12.17
5 Rebekah Rychvalsky AUS 1:12.17
7 Katie Clewett AUS 1:12.54
8 Angela Kan AUS 1:12.56

Men's 100m Backstroke – Final
1 Matt Welsh AUS 54.43
2 Josh Watson AUS 55.26
3 Ray Hass AUS 55.96
4 Beau Mannix AUS 56.05
5 Robert Van der Zant AUS 56.35
6 Leigh McBean AUS 57.03
7 Cameron Delaney AUS 57.76
8 Ashley Anderson AUS 58.10

Women's 200m Butterfly – Final
1 Petria Thomas AUS 2:07.42
2 Nicole Hunter AUS 2:12.40
3 Felicity Galvez AUS 2:12.42
4 Lara Davenport AUS 2:13.74
5 Kate Hanna AUS 2:14.62
6 Heidi Crawford AUS 2:14.82
7 Sarah Windsor AUS 2:16.20
8 Linda Mackenzie AUS 2:17.01

Women's 800m Freestyle – Final
1 Amanda Pascoe AUS 8:39.78
2 Charlene Benzie AUS 8:44.49
3 Kate Krywulycz AUS 8:46.52
4 Tammie Smith AUS 8:46.65
5 Cassandra Steer AUS 8:49.48
6 Kristy Ward AUS 8:51.55
7 Sarah-Jane D'Arcy AUS 8:52.84
8 Jessica Affleck AUS 8:54.20

Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay – Final
1 Carey Aquatic 3:50.04
Lori Munz 56.60
Sarah Kasoulis 1:54.03
Kate Lynch 2:53.27
Jordana Webb 3:50.04

2 SLC Aquadot 3:52.80
Hee-Yeon Cho 59.18
Stephanie Vance 1:58.42
Kirsten Thomson 2:55.61
Kate Krywulycz 3:52.80

3 Commercial 3:54.74
Kate Hanna 59.43
Lisbeth Lenton 1:58.02
Amy Townend 2:57.69
Melinda Geraghty 3:54.74

4 Yeronga Park 3:54.77
Kate Corkran 58.81
Joy Symons 1:55.94
Karen Hunt 2:55.35
Linnea Tossavainen 3:54.77

5 Redcliffe L/L 3:59.52
Jolie Workman 1:00.40
Tanya McDonald 2:00.21
Anna Campbell 2:59.82
Jessicah Schipper 3:59.52

6 Tattersall's Aquatic 4:04.92
Nicole Hunter 58.23
Kate Young 2:00.36
Lucy Redgrove 3:03.57
Johanna Allston 4:04.92

7 Firbank Aquastars 4:07.71
Angela Kan 1:02.83
Lisa Kempa 2:05.58
Edwina Goddard 3:07.37
Rachel Goh 4:07.71

Men's 50m Freestyle Multi-Disability – Final
1 Ben Austin AUS 28.51
2 Peter Lund-Anderson DEN 32.20
3 Stewart Pike AUS 27.29
4 Justin Eveson AUS 27.45
5 Alex Harris AUS 30.95
6 Brett Reid AUS 27.95
7 Patrick Donachie AUS 28.26
8 Alex Hadley AUS 32.27

Women's 50m Freestyle Multi-Disability – Final
1 Alicia Aberley AUS 29.64
2 Siobhan Paton AUS 29.74
3 Kate Bailey AUS 33.30
4 Jessica Smith AUS 34.23
5 Chantel Wolfenden AUS 39.66
6 Simone Greer AUS 33.12
7 Amanda Drennan AUS 35.43
8 Brooke Stockham AUS 37.42

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