Cate Campbell Sprints To New Australian Record in 50 Fly

Photo Courtesy: Joao Marc Bosch

Freestyle specialist Cate Campbell had a nice rebound from missing the finals of the women’s 200 free yesterday, setting a new Australian record in the heats of the 50 fly (25.47) to emerge as the top seed by more than a second heading into tonight. The second Australian into finals is the 200 fly runner-up Madeline Groves (26.72), while Emily Seebohm is heading into finals third (26.83).

Campbell also qualified first in the 100 free in 53.22 later in the session, earning two top seeds for the night’s finals.

Event 17  Women 50 LC Metre Butterfly
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        World: W 24.43  5/07/2014 Sarah Sjostrom, Sweden
 Commonwealth: C 25.20  27/07/2014Fran Hasall, England
   Australian: A 25.47  1/03/2018 Cate Campbell, Chandler
   All Comers: ! 25.60  18/03/2009Marieke Guehrer, Melb. Vicentre
 Meet Qualifying:  28.50
    Name            Age Team                 Seed    Prelims              
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 CAMPBELL, CATE   25 CHAND               25.68      25.47A       
         r:+0.77                       
  2 AN, (V), SEHYEO  22 KOR                 26.65      26.68        
         r:+0.63                       
  3 GROVES, MADELIN  22 GUSC                26.92      26.72        
         r:+0.67                       
  4 SEEBOHM, EMILY   25 BGRAM               26.41      26.83        
         r:+0.72                       
  5 BARRATT, HOLLY   30 ROC                 25.76      26.89        
         r:+0.68                       
  6 ELMSLIE, BRITTA  23 BGRAM               26.48      27.05        
         r:+0.68                       
  7 RAMSDEN, NATASH  17 ABBT                27.52      27.07        
         r:+0.67                       
  8 LICCIARDI, CHRI  22 SOSC                27.30      27.35        
         r:+0.64
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Author: James Sica

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James Sica is the Men and Women's Assistant Coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an assistant coach at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA (2015-2017), a volunteer assistant coach with the Harvard women’s program (2014-2015) and an assistant with the Ithaca College men's program (2012-2014).

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