Cate Campbell Blasts 23.84 Commonwealth and All Comers Record; Just Shy of World Record

Photo Courtesy: Swimming Australia

In the final session of the 2016 Australian Championships, Cate Campbell blasted a 23.84 second 50 freestyle to improve her world leading time and post a new Australian Commonwealth and All Comers record in the event. Cate was just eleven hundredths shy of the 2009 world record.

The second fastest time in the world this year is over three tenths back, as Sarah Sjostrom has posted a 24.17.

Sister Bronte Campbell raced to a second place 24.24, also under Australia’s Olympic qualifying time. Bronte maintains her fourth fastest time in the world with that swim.

Third went to 17 year old Shayna Jack in 24.95.
=== Finals ===

1 CAMPBELL, CATE 23 COMM 23.93 23.84! 986
 r:+0.79
 2 CAMPBELL, BRONT 21 COMM 24.27 24.24Q 938
 r:+0.68
 3 JACK, SHAYNA 17 COMM 24.87 24.95 860
 r:+0.72
 4 ELMSLIE, BRITTA 21 BGRAM 24.92 24.97 858
 r:+0.68
 5 BARRATT, HOLLY 28 ROC 25.34 25.15 839
 r:+0.68
 6 D'CRUZ, MARIEKE 30 SOSC 25.46 25.26 829
 r:+0.70
 7 KUKLA, YOLANE 20 UNAQ 25.43 25.46 809
 r:+0.62
 8 BUCHANAN, CARLA 20 ACACI 25.44 25.60 796
 r:+0.67
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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the High School Content Manager at Swimming World. She was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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