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DUBLIN, Ireland, May 2. THE Irish Long Course Nationals came to a close with Hannah Miley earning two more individual titles. Meanwhile, the NCSA All Star team completed a remarkable trip with several more spots at the top of the podium.
Great Britain's Hannah Miley cruised to the top of the podium in the women's 200 IM with a 2:15.45. She is already ranked ninth in the world rankings with a 2:12.32 from Britain's national championships in March. Irish youngster Sycerika McMahon, 15, finished second overall in 2:19.52, while NCSA's Aja Van Hout picked up third in 2:20.49. Miley doubled up with a win in the women's 200 breast. She clocked a 2:32.82 for the triumph. NCSA's Anne Lazor, 15, beat the rest of the field for second with a 2:34.18, while Ireland's Shani Stallard finished third in 2:34.31.
Ireland's Sean Leahy also posted a dominant finish in the men's 200 IM with a 2:06.37 for the win. NCSA went 2-3 in the race with Eric Solis placing second in 2:08.66. Teammate Jordan Jones rounded out the podium with a third-place time of 2:10.46. The NCSA swept the top two spots in the men's 200 breast. Kevin Cordes surfaced with the win in 2:18.91. Teammate Nick Manousos grabbed second in 2:19.64. Ireland's Dan Sweeney earned third in 2:21.10.
Kathryn Murphy, swimming unattached, easily won the women's 50 free with a top time of 26.13. Ireland's Fiona Doyle placed second overall in 26.43, while NCSA's Maddie Locus took home third in 26.46. Ireland's Barry Murphy followed with a convincing win in the men's 50 free. He turned in a 22.67, beating second-place finishers Botonde Solymossy and NCSA's Daniel Tucker, by nearly a second. The pair deadheated for second with matching times of 23.62.
NCSA's Kathryn Kinnear, 15, snatched the women's 100 fly title in 1:01.23. Teammate Haley Sims touched second in 1:01.93, while Cindy Tran, swimming unattached as part of the NCSA All Star trip to protect her high school eligibility, took third in 1:02.64. Miley, who already won a pair of titles this evening, settled for fourth with a 1:02.74. NCSA's Roger Miesfeld, who goes by Barrett, won the men's 100 fly in 55.42. Teammate Sean Fletcher gained second in 55.73, while Ireland's Steven Mc Quillan picked up third in 56.80.