Saturday, April 18, 2015

Miley's Medley Masterclass Secures World Championships Place

"I swam my own race and just went for it and came away with the time that I needed.” Hannah Miley

On the final night of action at the London Aquatics Centre Hannah Miley stormed to victory in the 400m IM and in doing so secured her seat on the flight to Kazan later this summer.

Fresh off the back of her 200m Individual Medley silver on Thursday, Miley (Garioch) showed no sign of fatigue as she paced her way to the win in the Women’s Open 400m Individual Medley.

The Commonwealth and nine time British champion clocked 4:32.16, pushing the race out from the start to carve a dominant lead over London Aquatics Centre Performance swimmer Aimee Willmott (4:33.66).

Miley said: “I’m really happy to come away with that time tonight, that was my main target coming into this meet and I was successful in that so it’s really good.

“I don’t really like to pressure on myself going into races by focussing on times but I knew that I had to go pretty fast for that. I swam my own race and just went for it and came away with the time that I needed.”

Nova Centurian’s Rosie Rudin set the bronze medal pace in 4:41.76. Camilla Hattersley (City of Glasgow) was fifth in 4:47.53 and Orla Adams (Garioch) finished in seventh place in 4:51.96.

National records were the order of the day as James Guy set a new English benchmark on his way to gold in the Men’s Open 200m Freestyle.

The 19-year old led from start to finish to take his second gold of the week in 1:46.32.

University of Stirling’s Robbie Renwick made an impressive comeback down the final length to finish within 0.3 of the winner in a time of 1:46.64 ahead of National Centre, Bath swimmer Calum Jarvis (1:46.65).

Stephen Milne (Perth City) finished fifth in 1:47.76, Duncan Scott (University of Stirling) sixth in 1:48.33 and Dan Wallace (Warrender) seventh in 1:48.56.

In the Men’s Junior EG final, Suleman Butt of Aberdeen finished seventh in 1:53.44.

The Girl’s 200m backstroke final, Lexie Waller from Hearts finished in fourth place in 2:19.56, while in the Women’s Open final Kathleen Dawson (Warrington) was left just outside the medals finishing fourth in 2:13.18, while Megan Briggs (Warrender) was eighth in 2:16.83.

Daniel Savage (Northampton SC) came through strongly to take the Boy’s Junior 100m Butterfly final in a new personal best time of 56.93 – his first time sub-57.

Second and third positions were claimed by Aberdeen’s Thomas Beeley (57.30) and Stockport Metro’s Harrison Coulter (57.68).

In the Men’s open 100m fly final, Sean Campsie (University of Stirling) finished in fifth in 53.32, while Craig Bowman (Carnegie) and Cameron Brodie (University of Stirling) were sixth and seventh respectively (53.78 and 53.96).

That concludes the Championships, the selectors now have the unenviable task of selecting teams for a number of key international events this summer.

Results from the British Swimming Championships can be found here

Selection Policy for the FINA World Swimming Championships 2015can be found here

Selection Policy for the 2015 European Games can be found here

Selection Policy for the European Youth Olympic Festival 2015 can be found here