Huegill Beats Klim in 100 Fly on Day Two of Aussie Short Course Champs

PERTH, Australia. Aug. 4. AFTER the excitement of Grant Hackett's awesome world record in the 800m freestyle yesterday, today's competition at the Australian Short Course Championships in Perth was relatively anti-climatic. Still, there was no lack of world-class performances.

Men's Events
World champion and Olympic silver medalist Matt Welsh
breezed to victory in the 100m backstroke. His 51.68 was a second-and-a-half faster than runner-up Josh Watson.

Veteran Phil Rogers was the victor in a very close 100m breaaststroke contest that saw the top four finishers separated by only two-tenths of a second. Rogers, at 59.97, was the only man under a minute.

Geoff Huegill had no trouble dispossing of his teammate and rival, Michael Klim, in the 100 fly, clocking 51.11 to Klim's 51.73. Klim is still suffering lingering effects from his ankle injury suffered just before the World Championships. Nebraska grad Adam Pine was a close third.

Justin Norris, who is developing into a fine medley swimmer, outlasted Trent Steed in the 400 IM, 4:09.85 to 4:10.48.

Women's Events

Brooke Hanson was an easy winner in the 50m breaststroke, clocking 31.13 to defeat Olympic and World Championship silver medalist Leisel Jones (31.99).

Olympian Dyana Calub took the 100m backstroke in 1:00.21, with newcomer Frances Adcock second in 1:00.52.

In the 800 free, Amanda Pascoe dispatched Britain's Rebecca Cooke with a strong 8:22.06 showing. Cooke was second in 8:25.79

2001 Telstra Australian Short Course Championships Perth, Australia
DAY TWO: August 4, 2001


Women's 50m Breaststroke

1 Brooke Hanson VIC, AUS 31.13
2 Leisel Jones QLD, AUS 31.99
3 Sarah Kasoulis VIC, AUS 32.50
4 Katharine Bigby QLD, AUS 32.54
5 Angela Kan VIC, AUS 32.66
6 Katie Clewett QLD, AUS 32.85
7 Brooke Martin NSW, AUS 33.05
8 Kate Young TAS, AUS 33.33

Men's 100m Backstroke

1 Matt Welsh VIC, AUS 51.68
2 Josh Watson NSW, AUS 53.17
3 Beau Mannix TAS, AUS 53.87
4 Ray Hass VIC, AUS 54.44
5 Edward Roche VIC, AUS 54.56
6 Ashley Anderson QLD, AUS 54.65
7 Louis Paul NSW, AUS 55.12
8 Matthew Spicer AUS 55.27

Men's 100m Breaststroke

1 Phil Rogers SA, AUS 59.97
2 Jim Piper NSW, AUS 1:00.15
3 Simon Cowley NSW, AUS 1:00.17
4 Regan Harrison QLD, AUS 1:01.17
5 Brenton Rickard AUS 1:01.57
6 Nathan Crook VIC, AUS 1:01.71
7 Mark Riley QLD, AUS 1:01.79
8 Justin Norris NSW, AUS 1:02.22

Women's 100m Backstroke

1 Dyana Calub NSW, AUS 1:00.21
2 Frances Adcock SA, AUS 1:00.52
3 Clementine Stoney NSW, AUS 1:00.68
4 Karina Leane SA, AUS 1:01.15
5 Sophie Edington SA, AUS 1:01.24
6 Belinda Nevell QLD, AUS 1:01.40
7 Kelly Tucker NSW, AUS 1:02.00
8 Kelly Stubbins VIC, AUS 1:03.09

Men's 100m Butterfly

1 Geoff Huegill QLD, AUS 51.11
2 Michael Klim VIC, AUS 51.73
3 Adam Pine NSW, AUS 51.99
4 Burl Reid QLD, AUS 52.86
5 Shane Fielding QLD, AUS 53.04
6 Jason Cohen VIC, AUS 54.03
7 Greg Shaw QLD, AUS 54.36
7 Josh Krogh QLD, AUS 54.36

Men's 400m Individual Medley

1 Justin Norris NSW, AUS 4:09.85
2 Trent Steed NSW, AUS 4:10.48
3 Grant McGregor QLD, AUS 4:14.32
4 Michael Higgins NSW, AUS 4:15.43
5 Mitchell Bacon SA, AUS 4:15.69
6 Adam Lucas WA, AUS 4:18.62
7 Marcus Robertson VIC, AUS 4:19.55
8 Andrew Richards NSW, AUS 4:21.52

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