2016 Australian Championships: Day 7 Prelims Live Recap

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Everything you need to follow along with day 7 of the Australian Championships. Day 7 is kicking off with prelims of the following events:

  • Women’s 100 Breast MC
  • Men’s 100 Breast MC
  • Women’s 50 Free
  • Men’s 1500 Free
  • Men’s 50 Back
  • Women’s 50 Breast
  • Women’s 50 Fly MC
  • Men’s 50 Fly MC

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Women’s 100 Breast MC:

Prue Watt (S13) cruised well ahead of the competition in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke Multi-Class with a time of 1:20.27.

Grabbing the second-place seed was Tanya Huebner (S6) with a time of 1:41.89, just ahead of Tiffany Thomas Kane’s (S6) 1:42.06.

Men’s 100 Breast MC:

Blake Cochrane (S7) posted the top time of the morning in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke Multi-Class with a time of 1:18.08.

Ahmed Kelly (S3) took second in prelims with a time of 1:53.57, while Grant Patterson (S2) finished third with a 2:19.55.

Women’s 50 Free:

After turning in the top two times in the women’s 100-meter free finals yesterday, the Campbell sisters continued to lead the sprint leaderboard by turning in matching top seeds of 25.11 in the 50-meter free. The dynamic sprint duo delivered matching 25.11’s to top the competition.

Both sisters finished shy of their 2016 world bests. Cate Campbell currently sits third in the world with a 24.32, while Bronte Campbell holds fifth with a 24.37.

Brittany Elmslie grabbed third with a 25.41, while Shayna Jack finished fourth with a 25.43.

Men’s 1500 Free:

Mack Horton outlasted the competition in prelims of the men’s 1500-meter free, turning in a time of 14:48.77. Horton bettered upon his 2016 world best of 15:07.61 by almost twenty seconds. Horton’s new time moves him from eleventh to second.

Jack McLoughlin grabbed second in prelims with a time of 15:21.45, while Jordan Harrison was third with a 15:32.88.

Men’s 50 Back:

Joshua Beaver and Bobby Hurley kept it close in the men’s 50-meter back, posting times a shy .01 seconds apart. Beaver got his hand to the wall first to stop the clock at 25.38 over Hurley’s 25.39.

Gede Sudartawa grabbed the third-place seed with a 25.43, while backstroke superstar Mitch Larkin finished fourth with a 25.49.

Women’s 50 Breast:

Jenne Johansson sprinted ahead of everyone in the women’s 50-meter breaststroke turning in the only sub-31-second time. Johansson stopped the clock at a 30.87.

Grabbing the second-place seed was Georgia Bohl with a time of 31.47, just ahead of Sally Hunter’s 31.54.

Women’s 50 Fly MC:

Emily Beecroft (S9) delivered the top time in the women’s 50-meter fly multi-class with a time of 32.05.

Taylor Corry, participating in the S14 division, took second with a 30.79, while Katja Dedekind (S13) was third with a 33.17.

Men’s 50 Fly MC:

It was a close race in the prelims of the men’s 50-meter fly multi-class. Mitchell Kilduff (S14) took first in prelims with a 27.29 just ahead of Daniel Fox’s (S14) 27.94.

In third was Jack Ireland (S14) with a 28.78.

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Author: Taylor Brien

Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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