Australian Short Course Championships: Marieke Guehrer Doubles, Matt Jaukovic Sets All-Comers Record

MELBOURNE, Australia, September 22. MARIEKE Guehrer put together a pair of winning efforts on the third night of swimming at the Australian Short Course Championships. Meanwhile, Matt Jaukovic earned another Australian All-Comers record in semifinal action.

Guehrer claimed the women's 100 free title in 53.41, touching out Kelly Stubbins' second-place 53.56. Olivia Halicek placed third in 54.44.

Guehrer completed the double with a winning time of 25.86 in the women's 50 fly. Amy Smith finished second in 27.00, while Caitlin Fletcher touched third in 27.31.

"It's good to get back, I am happy in training, balanced throughout my life and I'm just loving it again," Guehrer told Swimming Australia. "I am doing two subjects at university, I am swimming, I work 20 hours a week and I have my own swimwear business online so I'm busy and I work best when I am under that sort of pressure. At times in the past I have concentrated solely on swimming and put all my eggs in one basket and I have found that doesn't work for me."

Fran Adcock surfaced with a dominant victory in the women's 200 back. She posted a time of 2:06.26, while Jenni O'Neil placed second in 2:09.54. Amy Lucas took third in 2:10.85.

Christian Sprenger earned the men's 200 breast title in 2:05.94, while Craig Calder (2:08.78) and Craig Tucker (2:10.88) rounded out the podium.

Robert Hurley followed with a triumph in the men's 400 free. He posted a time of 3:42.50, while Ryan Napoleon took second in 3:44.65. Chris Alderton wrapped up third in 3:45.43.

Blair Evans captured the women's middle distance event in 4:05.26 over 400 meters. Ellen Fullerton touched a close second in 4:05.43, while Amy Levings finished third in 4:07.70.

Tom Miller won the men's 50 free in 21.89, while Matthew Abood touched out Cameron Prosser, 21.95 to 21.96, for second.

Fullerton bounced back in the women's 100 IM with a winning time of 1:01.46. Olivia Halicek finished second in 1:01.60, while Jessica Legge touched third in 1:01.80.

Chris Wright captured the men's 200 IM in 1:58.27, while Shane Cross (1:59.43) and John Goo (2:00.25) completed the top three.

Whitney Ireland, Tiffany Papaemanouil, Jackie Staples and Jessica Ash won the women's 400 medley relay in 4:10.21.

Hurley topped the men's 50 back semis in 24.49 with Hayden Stoeckel close behind with a 24.63. Ben Treffers finished third in 24.76.

Jaukovic set another Australian All-Comers record, this time in the men's 50 fly semis. He touched in 22.75 to nip his preliminary standard of 22.79. The effort is just off the Commonwealth record of 22.70 set by Adam Pine, and .15 back of Kaio Almeida's world standard of 22.60 from 2005. Mitch Patterson finished second in 23.38, while Garth Kates took third in 23.59.

Samantha Marshall paced the women's 100 breast semis in 1:07.27, while Jade Edmistone took second in 1:08.41. Tessa Wallace finished third in 1:08.48.

In multi-disability events, Hannah MacDougall won the women's 10& over 100 back in 1:15.15, while Grant Patterson touched first in the men's 10 & over 100 back (2:05.14). Jacqueline Freney garnered the women's 10 & over 100 free title in 1:08.57, while Patrick Donachie took the men's 10 & over 100 free in 57.48.

Jade Edmistone

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