Oliver Nash Doubles At 2016 Australia State Teams Short Course Championships

Melbourne Vicentre’s Oliver Nash delivered two wins in the first day of competition at the 2016 Australia State Teams Short Course Championships. Nash finished first in both the boys 14-15 50 free (22.86) and 50-meter fly (24.94) as a representative of the state of Victoria.

Jasper Dejager of Queensland touched first in the boys 16-17 50-meter free with a final time of 22.73, while Carter Swift of Victoria posted the only other sub 23-second swim at a 22.96.

Queensland’s Lydia Murray posted the top finish in the girls 13-14 50-meter free at a 25.86, but settled for second in the 50-meter fly with a 27.34. Teammate Brooke Napper claimed first with a 27.11.

Additional Queensland winners were Lani Pallister in the girls 13-14 400-meter free (4:14.65), Isabel Lampre’s girls 15-16 50-meter fly (27.28), Michaela Ryan in the girls 13-14 200-meter IM (2:16.72), and the girls 16&under 800-meter free relay team of Laticia-Leigh Transom, Lani Pallister, Mackenzie Harris, and Emily Scibilia. The foursome posted a combined time of 8:03.22.

The state of Victoria picked up 3 wins in the first session with Julia Hawkins finishing first in the girls 15-16 50-meter free (25.15), Marco Soesanto’s 2:04.79 in the boys 14-15 200 IM, and a 1-2 finish from Matthew Temple (24.49) and David Schlicht (24.69) in the boys 16-17 50-meter fly.

Nick Jennens and Zachary Attard both claimed wins for New South Wales in their respective age groups for the 400-meter free. Jennens claimed the win in the boys 14-15 400-meter free with a 3:57.05, while Attard posted a final time of 3:49.70 in the 16-17 age group. New South Wales was also victorious in the boys 17&under 800-meter free relay with the relay team of Myles Bailey, Jack Ryan, Leon Macalister, and Attard posting a final time of 7:22.10.

South Australia claimed the top two spots on the podium in the girls 15-16 400-meter free with Emily Liu and Bethan Mounfield posting final times of 4:09.72 and 4:09.73 respectively.

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    Swimman

    Any update from Saturday morning session?

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