Jonathan Rutter, Grace Monahan Among Top Stars from 2018 Oceania Swimming Championships

Photo Courtesy: Ally Barth

The 2018 Oceania Swimming Championships took place this week in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

14-year-old Grace Monahan was one of the stars of the meet as she took home a total of four golds throughout the four days of competition. Monahan, representing Team Hawaii, grabbed gold in the 50 fly (28.09), 100 fly (1:01.84), 200 fly (2:15.38) and 400 IM (4:55.57). Additionally, she picked up a silver medal in the 50 back and a total of eight bronze medals (five relays and three individuals).

Jonathan Rutter of New Zealand was another star of the meet, completing the meet with a total of eight medals. Of his eight, six are gold. Rutter, 22, posted victories in the 100 (1:03.40) and 200 (2:15.54) breast, as well as the 200 (2:04.07) and 400 (4:27.47) IM. He earned a silver medal for his 29.35 finish in the 100 breast.

Hawaii’s Michael Petrides collected multiple accolades throughout the meet, winning the 200 free (1:51.14), earning silver in the 100 free (51.31), and adding five bronze medals to his collection.

The team from New Zealand was dominant throughout the entirety of the meet, collecting a total of 23 gold medals overall, including 8 from the final day alone.

Click here to view full results for day one, day two, day three, and day four.

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Author: Taylor Brien

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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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