Scottish Short Course Championships: Hannah Miley Takes Another Hat Trick

GLASGOW, Scotland, January 9. HANNAH Miley closed out the British Gas short course championships with three more wins and a second place finish to bring her gold medal total to 10, while Robbie Renwick earned another win to bring his weekend total to four.

Miley, the reigning European and Commonwealth champion in the 400 IM, won her signature event in 4:36.14. The time is much slower than the 4:29.77 she swam at the short course world championships last month for fourth place. Finishing second at the Scottish championships was Lucy Gordon with a 4:46.72, and earning the bronze was Emily Jones with a 4:48.16.

Miley also took the 200 freestyle in 1:59.12, using a strong final 50 meters to beat Fiona Donnelly, who was second in 2:01.05. Sara Hamilton was third with a 2:01.61.

Miley could not get to the wall first in the 100 backstroke, settling for silver behind Donnelly's 1:01.44 with a time of 1:01.77. Third place went to Emma Hunter with a 1:02.06.

Miley was back a few minutes later, winning the 200 breast in 2:28.51. In second place was Jones, who touched in 2:31.66. Rounding out the podium was Corrie Scott, who touched in 2:33.17.

Donnelly also won the 50 butterfly tonight with a 27.92, comfortably ahead of Sarah Eaglesham, who placed second with a 28.58. Third went to Lucy Sanderson with a 28.81.

Renwick, the Commonwealth Games champion in the 200 free, won that event tonight with a 1:46.73. Well back in second place was Alistair Brown with a 1:50.75, and Iain Macmillan was third with a 1:51.04.

Lewis Smith won the men's 400 IM with a 4:15.31, holding off a challenge by Ross Muir, who placed second in 4:18.50. Craig McNally was third in 4:19.97.

After winning the 100 fly on Friday, Andrew Mayor returned to win the 50 butterfly in 24.72, just touching out Daniel Scott, who placed second in 24.85. Rounding out the podium was Rory Lamont with his third-place time of 25.00.

Ryan Bennett swept the backstroke events with a win in the 100 back today in 53.44. McNally won the silver with a 55.08 and Graeme Lyons was third in 55.37.

In the final individual event of the meet, Andrew Rodgie took the 200 breast in 2:13.27, holding off a late challenge by Douglas Scott, who touched second in 2:13.45. Craig Benson was third with a 2:16.55.

Relay results were not available at press time.

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