Catie DeLoof shakes 50 free rankings at 24.74 on BUCS; Katie Shanahan becomes the fourth Briton of all time in 200

catie deloof scorched to 24.74 in the 50 free to finish second in the early season standings at the British Universities and Colleges Championships (BUCS) in Sheffield.

Only Weitzeil Abbey he has gone fastest this season at 24.70 at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Knoxville last month.

Mary Wattel he won the race in 24.95 at Lausanne on Friday, underscoring the quality of DeLoof’s swim at Ponds Forge.

It was part of a gold treble for the 4×100 freestyle Olympic bronze medalist who started 50 behind which she won in 28.26 ahead of lauren cox (28.30) and kathleen dawsonthe 2021 European silver medalist clocking 28.80.

She then led the Loughborough women’s 4×100 free, splitting 53.99 as the foursome clocked 3:41.74.

katie shanahan she became the fourth fastest British woman over 200m backstroke when she clocked 2:08.08.

The seven-time European junior champion split 30.38/32.35/32.63/32.72 for a clear win over honey osrin (2:12.11).

The 18-year-old won silver at the European Championships in Rome last year in 2:09.26, 0.04 off what was until Saturday her personal best of 2:09.22 at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

However, he dismantled that at Ponds Forge by 1.14sec to move up to fourth in the British standings.

Only gemma spofforth with his 2009 national record of 2:06.66, lizzie simmonds (2:06.79) and wild cassie (2:07.74) have gone faster in British waters.

It also propels him to second in the Scottish standings behind Wild.

Madden and Jones claim 200 free wins

MADDEN Paige TOK Tokyo Frog Kings (TOK) ISL International Swimming League 2021 Match 8 Day 2 Pool Felice Scandone Napoli, Naples Photo Giorgio Scala / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto

Paige Madden: Photo Courtesy: Photo Giorgio Scala/Deepbluemedia/Insidefoto

paige madden – who won silver in the 4×200 with the USA at the Tokyo Olympics – enjoyed a clear victory in the women’s 200 freestyle, stopping the clock in 1:58.92.

It was the first of two golds for Madden, who was also part of Loughborough’s winning freestyle relay.

evan jones he won the men’s event in 1:49.50.

jack mcmillan he had posted the fastest heat of 1:47.87 in the morning ahead of the Olympic silver medalist duncan scott (1:48.15).

However, the pair appeared as guest swimmers and did not contest the final.

daniel wifen he was fourth in 1:52.09 to add to his titles in the Friday night 1500 in 15:02.92 and Saturday morning 800 (8:02.49).

Loughborough won the men’s 4 × 100 relay in 3:21.08.

Scott posted on social media:

Double breaststroke for butler

greg butler – part of mel marshal group at Loughborough – claimed double gold, winning the 50 breaststroke in 27.77 to Archie Goodburn’s 27.82.

He followed that up with a 2:12.61 win in the 200br.

Laura Stephens: Courtesy of: Lindsey Wilson Athletics

laura esteban – Commonwealth silver medalist in the 200 fly – won the 100.

Stephen and Keanna Macines she turned head-to-head in 27.77 before the first’s 31.09 second 50 guided her against the wall in 58.96.

Macinnes was second in 59.06 ahead of her Stirling University teammate. Lucy Grieve (59.16).

lewis fraser he won the men’s event in 52.94.

Tatiana Belonogoff won the women’s 50br in 30.69 with kara hanlon next home in 30.86 before re-winning silver in the 200m in 2:30.07 behind the winner lily book who clocked 2:25.77.


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