While our age group swimmers are competing at MSAC, Nunawading’s Open swimmers are in Brisbane at the 2017 Queensland State Championships.
This meet offers the group important race practice against many of the countries best swimmers as they head towards Commonwealth Games trials in February.
Jess Hansen and Bowen Gough were the standouts for the team, both picking up medals.
Jess Hansen claimed gold in the womens 100 breaststroke final in a time of 1.07.24, a solid swim, not too far off her personal best time.
Earlier in the meet Jess swam a 2.29.88 to place 4th in the 200 breaststroke final.
Bowen Gough’s strong swim of 53.96 in the Mens 100 fly final was good enough to win him a silver medal on night one. One the last night of competition Bowen added a bronze to his tally in the mens 200 fly final.
The team will now head to the Gold Coast for a training camp.
A full list of finalists from the meet can be found below;
Jess Hansen- Womens 100 brst final (1.07.24) Gold
Bowen Gough- Mens 100 fly final (53.96) Silver
Bowen Gough- Mens 200 fly final (1.59.31) Bronze
Jess Hansen- Womens 200 brst final (2.29.88) 4th
Bowen Gough- Mens 100 back final (59.33) 8th
Bowen Gough- Mens 200 back final (2.05.38) 9th
Mikayla Smith- Womens 200 brst final (2.35.45) 8th
Sam Wilkins- Womens 20o back final (2.19.86) 7th
Sam Wilkins- Womens 100 back final (1.04.24) 9th
Andrew Rice- Mens 100 back final (57.46) 9th
Mikayla Smith- Womens 100 brst ”B” final (1.12.73) 12th over all
Sam Wilkins- Womens 200 IM ”B” final (2.20.30) 12th over all
Sam Wilkins- Womens 100 fly ”B” final (1.02.61) 13th over all
Andrew Rice- Mens 200 back ”B” final (2.07.23) 13th over all
Kate Brooks- Womens 200IM ”B” final (2.22.15) 15th over all
Kate Brooks- Womens 100 brst ”B” final (1.15.18) 17th over all
Jess Hansen- Womens 200IM ”B” final (2.22.72) 16th over all
Josh Hargreaves- Mens 200 brst ”B” final (2.22.18) 16th over all
Josh Hargreaves- Mens 100 brst ”B” final (1.06.74) 18th over all