Sunday, April 06, 2014

Scott, Johnstone and Rodgie make Team Scotland grade during heats

Corrie Scott and Kathryn Johnstone both posted Team Scotland consideration times in this morning’s heats of the 50m breaststroke with Corrie’s time of 31.55 being just 0.07 outside Johnstone’s Scottish Record. The Edinburgh University athletes will be joined in the final by team-mates Andrea Strachan and Hayley Monteith alongside Highland Swim T`eam’s Kara Hanlon and Hatfield’s Katie Armitage. Armitage will be keen to post her 2nd nomination time for Team Scotland consideration following her 100m efforts on Friday.

Craig Rodgie (Edinburgh University) was also keen to lay down his marker for a Team Scotland place in the MC 200m freestyle. The S14 swimmer touched home in 2:04.06, well inside the qualification time of 2:07.52.

The men’s 50m backstroke final will be a hotly contested affair with only 0.6secs separating the top six athletes. Andrew McGovern (COAST) and Rory Lamont (West Dunbartonshire) are fastest going into the final, but as with all 50m events, there will be little margin for error and the title is still very much up for grabs.

Robbie Renwick (City of Glasgow) will be looking to post his 2nd nomination time for Team Scotland consideration in the 200m freestyle, the event he’ll be defending his title in come the summer. Perhaps buoyed on by his performance on Friday in the 400m freestyle, the 25 year old looked comfortable in his heat. Also looking good was Jak Scott (University of Stirling). Scott was part of the silver medal winning 4x200m freestyle team in Delhi and will be looking for his 2nd Team Scotland experience.

The men’s 400m IM final will also be a very competitive affair with Dan Wallace, Lewis Smith and Ross Muir all looking for Team Scotland consideration times. Wallace (Warrender) has already secured nominations in the 400m free and 200m IM and will be keen to secure his hat-trick of times before he returns to the US.

Lewis Smith has already secured the consideration time for the 200 fly on the opening night of the meet.

All the action starts at 5.30pm and if you can’t make it to Tollcross, tune into the live streaming on www.scottishswimming.com/live

If you have missed any of the action from the Championships, you can watch all races again on Scottish Swimming’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/scottishswimming free of charge.

As well as interviewing the race winners, we’ll also be producing a nightly round up show on each of the four days of competition with comment and analysis on all of the action from a panel of experts.

 

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